Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries (Library Edition)

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[Library Edition Audiobook CD in sturdy Vinyl case.]

[Read by Dion Graham]

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays in Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from astral life at the frontiers of astrobiology to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right.

Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one, examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's progression to ''an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos.''

Renowned for his ability to blend content, accessibility, and humor, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies some of the most complex concepts in astrophysics while sharing his infectious excitement for our universe.

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NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, where he serves as director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium. He is an award-winning author and a columnist for Natural History.

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What comes across with immediacy is how much fun Tyson, director of New York Citys Hayden Planetarium, finds in astronomy and how much he wants listeners to enjoy it, too. Narrator Dion Graham captures the astronomers excited, sometimes ironic, tone to perfection. Tysons commentary runs the gamut--from pointing out errors in the science of his favorite sci-fi movies to describing the grisly details of what would happen to a person who fell into a black hole. The production is great for the nonscientist who likes to stay up-to-date with whats going on in astronomy. The combination of a passionate scientist who entertains and a narrator who completely captures the authors style and intent is powerfully enjoyable. D.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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