Death by Black Hole

And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author, Hayden Planetarium)

 

“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment Weekly

Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole? explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35038-8
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Characteristically fun and jaunty.” — Sky and Telescope

“Dr. Tyson has a grand time dissecting certain forms of foolishness. Get it, plan to savor it” — Angela Gunn, USAToday.com

“Tyson comes across as having an excellent grasp of the current state of astrophysics, cosmology, chemistry and other scientific disciplines... he conveys knowledge clearly to the nonspecialist, often with ingratiating humor and wit.” — Roy E. Perry, The Tennessean

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