Search Results: "Neil DeGrasse Tyson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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: 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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ACID RAIN by Peter Tyson
NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Appendix of well established, scientifically oriented groups to contact for more information; glossary; bibliography (no debates); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Printed, appropriately, on recycled paper, a scientifically authoritative but socially bloodless introduction to the nature, distribution, and dangers of acid rain and the prospects for its reduction. Read full book review >

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NECRONOMICON by Donald Tyson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scholarly horror, marvelously illustrated. Or as Lovecraft, in a wild ecstasy that's quoted here, would praise it: Ph'nglui nigliv'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeb wgab'nagl fhtagn. Id! "
Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A fine portrait of Madagascar's singular culture and biodiversity, its great beauty and dire straits."
By turns thoughtful and vivacious, science writer and Nova producer Tyson draws an anecdotally rich portrait of the biological wonderland known as Madagascar. Read full book review >

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Telonaut by Matt Tyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world."
In this debut novel, a Postbox transports future government auditor Sero Novak to a colony on a water planet. Read full book review >