Welcome to the Universe
An Astrophysical Tour
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.
Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.
From Publishers Weekly
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5 stars but there's an error
For some reason the book is priced at $23.99, should be $13.99. Please correct this oversight. Thank you. Because there's no way anyone in their right mind would spend $24.00 for a digital book that has $9.99 equivalents. Please don't force me to pirate Dr.Tyson's book. I love that man.
This is hands down the most comprehensive popular physics book I have read. Covers a wide range of interesting topics which are explained so elegantly and beautifully that it fully absorbs you, as you would expect from Neil Tyson...Highly recommend this book for anyone interested in understanding the cosmos
- Category: Physics
- Published: Sep 12, 2016
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Seller: Princeton University Press
- Print Length: 480 Pages
- Language: English