Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going Review

In this thought-provoking follow-up to his acclaimed StarTalk book, uber astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world''s most important philosophical questions about the universe with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science.

For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book from Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from his beloved StarTalk podcast.

In these illuminating pages, illustrated with dazzling photos and revealing graphics, Tyson and co-author James Trefil, a renowned physicist and science popularizer, take on the big questions that humanity has been posing for millennia--How did life begin? What is our place in the universe? Are we alone?--and provide answers based on the most current data, observations, and theories.

Populated with paradigm-shifting discoveries that help explain the building blocks of astrophysics, this relatable and entertaining book will engage and inspire readers of all ages, bring sophisticated concepts within reach, and offer a window into the complexities of the cosmos.

For all who loved National Geographic''s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and Space Atlas, this new book will take them on more journeys into the wonders of the universe and beyond.

Title:Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
Edition Language:English

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    Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going Reviews

  • Mara

    I pre-ordered the book and then went to the bookstore and found a random copy of the book 4 days early...this wasn't planned but I ended up buying the book and canceling my order. From what I've read ...

  • Pavithra

    Let me start with the most striking feature - Gorgeous photography. Neil DeGrasse Tyson has a way of explaining hard subjects with analogies that makes it easier to relate. I knew what a dark matter w...

  • Matt Mansfield

    To the Ends of the Universe and BackPondering our place and fate midway between the micro and macro scales of the quantum and astronomical worlds has been a popular topic in recent publishing.During t...

  • Robert Yokoyama

    Neil Degrasse Tyson uses two methods to communicate information in the book. Tyson does an excellent job of making science enjoyable through the text and photographs. The first method Tyson uses to co...

  • Holly

    Who would have thought that rising raisin bread dough would be the perfect analogy for the expanding universe? Or that dropping a watch off a tall building and then analyzing the broken pieces and par...

  • Stephanie

    Cosmic Queries expands on Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk and aims to answer the big questions about the universe.  Tyson has a way of making these very big and difficult concepts easy to understand, ...

  • Nursebookie

    My first books I have ever had as a child were the Encyclopedia Britannica sets every family had in the 80's. I loved learning about the vast universe, the unknowns and what is beyond the skies or wha...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Several years ago, my family went to the Museum of Natural Sciences in New York City, and we attended a presentation narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Neil deGrasse Tyson. I can still hear their voices ...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    3.0 StarsThis was a quick and easy non fiction read. As someone without a science education, I appreciate that the concepts and ideas were explained in simple layman terms. I was actually surprised ho...

  • Victoria

    Big subject but very reader-friendly...hence 5 stars. I listened to the audiobook and also skimmed the photos in the print book. Highly recommend either/both format. I liked the historic perspective, ...