Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author, Hayden Planetarium), Donald Goldsmith (Author)


"An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology." —Kirkus Reviews

Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2005
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32758-8
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Tyson and Goldsmith search the depths of the universe for clues to how billions of heavenly bodies, Earth, and life itself began. They energetically cover the breadth of modern cosmology.” — Science News

“Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, Origins turns the spotlight on cosmic beginnings and shows how we got where we are today.” — Scientific American Book Club

“Animated, good-natured and widely appealing.” — Richard Tihany, Eyepiece

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