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Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

AUTHOR Tyson, Neil Degrasse
PUBLISHER Henry Holt & Company (09/20/2022)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time--war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race--in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.

In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment--a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.

After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life's priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.

With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.

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ISBN-13: 9781250861504
ISBN-10: 1250861500
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 288
Carton Quantity: 24
Product Dimensions: 5.70 x 1.00 x 8.70 inches
Weight: 0.80 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Dust Cover, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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Science | Physics - Astrophysics
Science | Essays
Science | Philosophy & Social Aspects
Dewey Decimal: 901
Library of Congress Control Number: 2022026991
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Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time--war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race--in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.

In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment--a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.

After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life's priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.

With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.

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Author: Tyson, Neil Degrasse
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show "NOVA ScienceNow" on PBS and has been a frequent guest on "The Daily Show", " The Colbert Report", " Real Time with Bill Maher", and "Jeopardy". In March 2014, he became host of the television series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey", an update of Carl Sagan s "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage". Tyson has written several nonfiction books, including "Death by Black Hole", which was a "New York Times "bestseller.
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