I received a free copy of Cosmic Queries from TLC Book Tours at no charge from TLC Book tours. All opinions are my own
About Cosmic Queries:
Publisher: National Geographic (March 2, 2021)
• Hardcover: 312 pages
In this thought-provoking follow-up to his acclaimed StarTalk book, uber astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world’s most important philosophical questions about the universe with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science.
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 co-author 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.
For all who loved National Geographic’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and Space Atlas, this new book will take them on more journeys into the wonders of the universe and beyond.
About the Author:
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, host of the hit radio and Emmy-nominated TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. He lives in New York City.
My Opinion:I will start by noting that I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. You can just feel his joy in everything space related and his love of sharing his knowledge. Cosmic Queries is follow up to Dr. Tyson’s podcast which is great because I am sure there are others like me that just can’t get into listening – I want to read. That is why I am glad I have this book. I can pick it up and read a chapter here and there and get my cosmos on.
The chapters are presented in a sensible order to allow the reader to learn the hows and whys of what we know about our universe then what is expected to happen as it reaches its useful life. Nothing to worry about there – none of us living will be here for that! It is an utterly fascinating read for anyone whether you have knowledge or not. You will soon find yourself happily learning without knowing it is happening. It asks questions and gives answers – as best are available at this time with the knowledge we have now.
This was not a book I read straight through; like most non fiction books I accept for review I tend to read a few chapters here and there in between my fiction books. I find the balance to be good for my brain. This book was truly fascinating and an educational delight.
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