Tyson inserts his imaginings or conjectures, he makes that clear. It's written in a light, very easy to consume style that should avoid intimidating most people. Matter tells space how to curve; space tells matter how to move. He knows what he's talking about. In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy, dubbed the Moon, Mars, and Beyond commission.
As if dark matter isn't sufficiently enigmatic, the universe also contains a large amount of 'dark energy. And that would be the last gasp of human enlightenment -- until the rise of a visionary new culture that could once again embrace, rather than fear, the cosmic perspective. This group navigated a path by which the new space vision can become a successful part of the American agenda. Along the way he reveals just what an inquisitive traveler needs to know about the Big Bang and the tumultuous formation of the universe, the action to be found in intergalactic space, our strange friend dark energy, and much more. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Highly recommended for people who want a better grasp of a fascinating scientific arena and who want to sound smart in 30-second soundbites at parties though be warned that follow-up questions will leave you doing the verbal equivalent of fumbling with a pizza box. These twelve brief and entertaining chapters form an introduction to the cutting edge of astrophysics that readers from all walks of life will understand and enjoy.
They make up most of our universe, and, still, we know nothing about them except for the fact that they exist. Only he can make the strange ominous on one hand, fantastically enthralling on the other. It is not simple enough for people who have absolutely no familiarity with the subject, but if you have heard some of his talks before or seen his version of Cosmos then you will know enough to follow along. The more I listen the more I learn and after repeated listenings I am beginning to feel like I know what he is talking about. Yes, compromises have to be made when explaining highly complex matters like the beginning of the universe as much as we know about it at least to people without any science degree. If the curious aliens happen to be socially, culturally, and technologically more advanced than we are, then they will surely interpret these biomarkers as convincing evidence for the absence of intelligent life on Earth. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe.
Albert Einstein is arguably one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century. I have recommended this book to several of my work colleagues, all of which that have enjoyed to book and passed it onto others. He wanted to name it after his King, in which case the planets would be called: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and George. It will all be over far too soon. This is a stupidly large factor -- a consequence of what may be the most embarrassing calculation ever made, leading to the biggest mismatch between theory and observation in the history of science. Don't argue with Neil deGrasse Tyson about physics, he will win. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Awesome book for those new to astrophysics. Yes, you do come out wanting more, more info, more ideas. Sed at augue sit amet ipsum viverra ullamcorper. Each chapter covers a single fundamental topic, like the origin of the universe, the formation and distribution of the elements, the electromagnetic spectrum, dark matter, dark energy, or the nature of interplanetary space. If you want to hear some mind expanding facts about our universe and the history of our exploration of the universe this book is for you. All the chapters are consist of different topics and theories.
After bobbing once or twice the whipped cream rose to the top, safely afloat. These philosophically fun ideas usually satisfy nobody. Wonderful book and I learned and laughed. If you love 'Star Talk', you will love this audiobook. But whipped cream has low density, and floats. What's going on between the galaxies? Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. There is a little discussion of dark matter and dark energy, but this book is more about the history of astronomy, how the planets were named, the relative prevalence of elements in the universe, how aliens might discover our radio transmissions, and other non-physics stuff.
It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. For those of us not gifted with the kind of brain that can dissect the workings of an impossibly complex universe, this book weaves information in such an interesting and entertaining way that you actually begin to feel that a conceptual understanding of astrophysics is actually possible. This book then is his introduction to the topic of astrophysics. But some people, like author Neil deGrasse Tyson, are lucky enough to have their passions find them with laser focus early in life. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone from teenagers on and interestingly for an avid reader, I would opt for the audiobook over the print version, just for the pleasure of hearing Neil deGrasse Tyson narrate it. Sed aliquam, urna ut sollicitudin molestie, lacus justo aliquam mauris, interdum aliquam sapien nisi cursus mauris. You need a society in which intellectual pursuit can take you to the frontiers of discovery, and in which news of your discoveries can be routinely disseminated. Still would recommend the book to anyone who wants to learn more about space and doesn't know where to start. We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount of info on every page is amazing.
Dark energy is not adrift, with nary a theory to call home. Maybe you'll lose sight of the vast, vast, oh so vast picture, but you'll be delighted by the many small and provocative wonders you're left with. But for those of us who dream up into the sky, it's a pure delight. Little to no math, but explaining detailed concepts in a way we, those bad at math, can understand. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? Kuiper belt and Pluto, and wonder are we all Martians. This was enjoyable, but not educational. Behold my recurring nightmare: Are we, too, missing some basic pieces of the universe that once was? Astrophysics for People in a Hurry reveals just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
In other words, has been around for no more than, say, 300,000 years, which means only about 0. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reignited my interest in science, particularly in astronomy. Bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson guides readers through these ponderous questions with rare humor and insight. After a while the facts and figures started to blur and I found myself confused, listening to deGrasse Tyson and catching pieces of the story intermittently. I was expecting humor, I got plenty of it. The chapter starts off discussing what features of Earth are discernible as we move farther from it from an airplane, the moon, the edge of the solar system , then imagines what an alien civilization on an exoplanet light years away could learn about Earth using technologies like our own. I have a friend who is an astrophysicist and I read some science fiction books.