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A Brief Welcome to the Universe

A Brief Welcome to the Universe

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 A Brief Welcome to the Universe: A Pocket-Sized Tour 

Contributor(s): Tyson, Neil Degrasse (Author), Strauss, Michael A (Author), Gott, J Richard (Author)

 Brief Description:

"A pocket-style edition distilled from the New York Times bestseller. Awaiting you in this breezy book is a whirlwind tour through the cosmos-a journey of exploration to other planets, stars, and galaxies, and from black holes to time loops. With acclaimed astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott at your side, here you will find a brief and yet breathtaking introduction to the universe, which will help you in your quest to understand how the cosmos actually works.A Brief Welcome to the Universe propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space, building your cosmic insight and perspective through a marvelously entertaining narrative. How do stars live and die? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and accelerating in the process? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Exploring these and many other questions, this pocket-friendly book is your passport into the wonders of our evolving cosmos"--

Biographical Note:

Neil deGrasse Tyson is director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and the author of many books, including Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Twitter @neiltyson Michael A. Strauss is professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. J. Richard Gott is professor emeritus of astrophysical sciences at Princeton. Twitter @JRichardGott

Commendation Quotes:

"Their laudable goal is communicating vast, cosmic ideas in ways that are accessible without being simplistic." --Washington Post

"Learn about everything from the birth of the Universe and quasars to dark energy and exoplanets from three of the coolest guys you'll ever meet." --Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica

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