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Letters from an Astrophysicist

AUTHOR Tyson, Neil DeGrasse
PUBLISHER W. W. Norton & Company (10/08/2019)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781324003311
ISBN-10: 1324003316
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 272
Carton Quantity: 24
Product Dimensions: 5.00 x 1.00 x 7.40 inches
Weight: 0.70 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Index, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Science | Essays
Science | Science & Technology
Science | Educators
Dewey Decimal: 523.01
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Inviting readers to go behind the scenes of his public fame by unveiling his candid correspondence with people across the globe, this hand-picked collection of 100 letters draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto.
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Praise for the #1 New York Times best-selling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry:

"This book will keep you fascinated with succinct and dynamic explanations of a wide variety of astronomical topics. A winner that every astronomy enthusiast should have on the bookshelf!"
- David J. Eicher, Astronomy

"Grappling with the scope of the universe...is no simple endeavor, but in this tidy overview, [Tyson] succeeds with seeming effortlessness."
- John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle

"Tyson's insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator."
- Carmine Gallo, Forbes

"A great gift for the scientifically inclined (but busy)."
- Laura Pearson, Chicago Tribune

"Lovely book. Last chapter worthy of Carl Sagan himself."
- Richard Dawkins

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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.

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Author: Tyson, Neil DeGrasse
Neil D. Tyson is research scientist in astrophysics at Princeton University and Curator of Astronomy, Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History. A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science in New York City, Dr. Tyson received his B.A. in Physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia. He is author of the question-and-answer book "Merlin's Tour of the Universe," published by Columbia University Press
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