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Author Tyson, Neil deGrasse.

Title Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries / Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [2007]

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 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    523.8875 TYS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 384 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-368) and indexes.
Contents Prologue: The beginning of science -- Section 1: The Nature of Knowledge : the Challenges of Knowing What Is Knowable in the Universe. Coming to our senses -- On Earth as in the heavens -- Seeing isn't believing -- The information trap -- Stick-in-the-mud science -- Section 2: The Knowledge of Nature : the Challenges of Discovering the Contents of the Cosmos. Journeys from the center of the Sun -- Planet parade -- Vagabonds of the solar system -- The five points of Lagrange -- Antimatter matters -- Section 3: Ways and Means of Nature : How Nature Presents Herself to the Inquiring Mind. The importance of being constant -- Speed limits -- Going ballistic -- On being dense -- Over the rainbow -- Cosmic windows -- Colors of the cosmos -- Cosmic plasma -- Fire and ice -- Section 4: The Meaning of Life : the Challenges and Triumphs of Knowing How We Got Here. Dust to dust -- Forged in the stars -- Send in the clouds -- Goldilocks and the three planets -- Water, water -- Living space -- Life in the universe -- Our radio bubble. Section 5: When the Universe Turns Bad : All the Ways the Cosmos Wants to Kill Us. Chaos in the solar system -- Coming attractions -- Ends of the world -- Galactic engines -- Knock 'em dead -- Death by black hole -- Section 6: Science and Culture : the Ruffled Interface Between Cosmic Discovery and the Public's Reaction to It. Things people say -- Fear of numbers -- On being baffled -- Footprints in the sands of science -- Let there be dark -- Hollywood nights -- Section 7: Science and God : When Ways of Knowing Collide. In the beginning -- Holy wars -- The perimeter of ignorance.
Summary "Viewers of FOX's Cosmos have recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of outer space with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right to what it would be like to be inside a black hole. America's best -known astrophysicist, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe"--Back cover.
Subject Cosmology -- Popular works.
Exobiology -- Popular works.
Solar system -- Popular works.
Religion and science -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780393062243
0393062244

 
    
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