For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book from Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from his beloved StarTalk podcast. In these illuminating pages, illustrated with dazzling photos and revealing graphics, Tyson and coauthor James Trefil, a renowned physicist and science popularizer, take on the big questions that humanity has been posing for millennia—How did life begin? What is our place in the universe? Are we alone?—and provide answers based on the most current data, observations, and theories. Populated with paradigm-shifting discoveries that help explain the building blocks of astrophysics, this relatable and entertaining book will engage and inspire readers of all ages, bring sophisticated concepts within reach, and offer a window into the complexities of the cosmos.
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You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy learning about our universe—but having a couple of entertaining astrophysicists around sure helps. In this fascinating audiobook, celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson focuses on answering questions that he knows everyday people are curious about—because they’re based on ones that fans have submitted to his multimedia show StarTalk. And just like he does on his program, Tyson and co-author James Trefil offer accessible answers to huge questions without dumbing anything down. What came before the Big Bang? How old is the universe? Is there life on other worlds? Co-narrator Lauren Fortgang walks us through the exciting and often funny answers in bright, engaging tones, and Tyson’s own famously deep, rich delivery is naturally full of gravity. Whether you’re a die-hard science nut or just looking to expand your horizons, Cosmic Queries is a fun way to up your knowledge of outer space.
After seeing contents of this at B&N I wish I had the physical book for all the graphics, but so interesting to dive into this book. Great info for ppl who don’t know a whole lot on the subject but are interested in it, like myself