Letters from an astrophysicist

By: Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London WH Allen 2019Description: xv, 247 p.: ill. Includes indexISBN: 9780753553817Subject(s): Cosmology | Astrophysicists | United States | AstrophysicsDDC classification: 523.01092 Summary: Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. As director of the Hayden Planetarium, and host of Cosmos and StarTalk, he has dedicated his life to exploring and explaining the mysteries of the universe. Every year, he receives thousands of letters – from students to prisoners, scientists to priests. Some seek advice, others yearn for inspiration; some are full of despair, others burst with wonder. But they are all searching for understanding, meaning and truth. His replies are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing. In this, his most personal book by far, he covers everything from God to the history of science, from aliens to death. He bares his soul – his passions, his doubts, his hopes. The big theme is everywhere in these pages: what is our place in the universe? The result is an awe-inspiring read and an intimate portal into an incredible mind, which reveals the power of the universe to start conversations and inspire curiosity in all of us. https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117622/letters-from-an-astrophysicist/9780753553817.html
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Table of Contents:

Prologue: a memoir, of sorts
I. Ethos
Chapter 1: Hope
Chapter 2: Extraordinary claims
Chapter 3: Musings
II. Cosmos
Chapter 4: Hate mail
Chapter 5: Science denial
Chapter 6: Philosophy
III. Pathos
Chapter 7: Life and death
Chapter 8: Tragedy
Chapter 9: To believe or not to believe
IV. Kairos
Chapter 10: School days
Chapter 11: Parenting
Chapter 12: Rebuttals
Epilogue: a eulogy, of sorts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. As director of the Hayden Planetarium, and host of Cosmos and StarTalk, he has dedicated his life to exploring and explaining the mysteries of the universe.
Every year, he receives thousands of letters – from students to prisoners, scientists to priests. Some seek advice, others yearn for inspiration; some are full of despair, others burst with wonder. But they are all searching for understanding, meaning and truth.
His replies are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing. In this, his most personal book by far, he covers everything from God to the history of science, from aliens to death. He bares his soul – his passions, his doubts, his hopes. The big theme is everywhere in these pages: what is our place in the universe?
The result is an awe-inspiring read and an intimate portal into an incredible mind, which reveals the power of the universe to start conversations and inspire curiosity in all of us.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117622/letters-from-an-astrophysicist/9780753553817.html

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