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Letters from an astrophysicist

by Tyson, Neil deGrasse,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 18 copies
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Brentwood Library New Non Fiction 523.01092 Tyson
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Non Fiction 523.01 Tyson
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Green Tree Public Library Adult Nonfiction 523.01 TYS
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Monroeville Public Library New Books 523.01 TYSON
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 523.01092 TYSON
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Non-Fiction 523.01 TYS
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 523.01 TYS
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Scott Township Library New Material 523.01 TYSON
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Sewickley Public Library New Book 523 TYS 2019
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South Park Library Nonfiction 523.01 TYS
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction SCIENCE 523 TYS 2019
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Summary
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.Tyson's 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson's most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson's quest to explore our place in the cosmos.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Astrophysicist and ebullient educator Tyson is back with another scintillating compendium of science topics illuminated in correspondence received over two decades. Think of it as a scientific Dear Abby advice column that talks about black holes, extraterrestrial sightings, and human predicaments. The 101 letters are organized in four sections that address the ethos (the spirit of a culture), pathos (the emotions), kairos (the favorable moment for an action) and, of course, cosmos (the universe). Tyson is nothing but consistent in his responses as he allows science to reveal the truth, however astonishing and difficult to believe it may be. Readers who bring up religion, conspiracies, and unprovable propositions are presented with a variety of analogies and indisputable facts in Tyson's signature matter-of-fact manner. That, combined with the accessibility of the letters, encourage further exploration into a lively variety of subjects, including evolution, aliens, life's purpose, making mistakes, and science's utility. An account of what happened during 9/11 and a eulogy to his dad reveals a side to Tyson that readers don't often get to see. Tyson's latest is a stimulating companion to his Astrophysics For People in a Hurry (2017) and both are recommended for inspiring readers wary of science to give it a chance.--Andrienne Cruz Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Tyson, Neil deGrasse -- Correspondence.
Astrophysicists -- United States -- Correspondence.
Astrophysics.
Cosmology.
Personal correspondence.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xv, 247 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781324003311
1324003316
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