Search Results: "Neil DeGrasse Tyson"


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EXPLORE THE COSMOS LIKE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON by CAP Saucier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Better ventures into the high frontier abound—and so do better profiles of our leading living science popularizer. (notes, glossary, bibliography, no index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A tour of the solar system and the cosmos beyond, with a celebrity guide standing by. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Well-written, authoritative, and almost always entertaining- -highly recommended."
Readers who find the physical sciences intimidating might profit from a look into this witty and accessible introduction to the foundations of modern science, with an emphasis on astronomy, by Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Smoothly entertaining, full of fascinating tidbits and frequently humorous, these essays show Tyson as one of today's best popularizers of science."
A collection of the author's astronomy columns from Natural History. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An entertaining, disorganized, and inspiring jaunt, the chief value of which is its message to readers: Reach for the stars."
A brief, engaging, sometimes scintillating ramble around the cosmos with Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton; dir., Hayden Planetarium), who shares his perspectives and experiences as an African-American astrophysicist. Read full book review >

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ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers wanting more."
America's most approachable astrophysicist distills the past, present, and (theoretical) future of the cosmos into a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read for a general audience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"An enthusiastic, persuasive case to start probing outer space again."
Astrophysicist Tyson, the director of Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, delivers a forceful, cumulative argument for space exploration even in the face of a disastrous economy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An accessible and extremely well written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology."
Companion volume to a PBS Nova special takes a look at the origins of life, the universe, and everything. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An entertaining introduction to astronomy."
An accessible and comprehensive overview of our universe by three eminent astrophysicists, based on an introductory course they have taught at Princeton University. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Delivers some wake-up shots to the boxing community."
Current and retired boxers tell tales of stepping into the ring with "Iron Mike." Read full book review >

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TYSON THE TERRIBLE by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A bouncy little tale with a winning finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All the other dinosaurs fear the arrival of the tyrannosaurus. Read full book review >

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NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"An ambling and chatty road trip journal that becomes a surprisingly meaningful rumination on getting old without fading away."
Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Read full book review >