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Tyson, Neil deGrasse

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Most widely held works by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins explores cosmic science's stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe--of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of planets that orbit those stars, and of different forms of life that take us back to the first three seconds and forward through three billion years of life on Earth to today's search for life on other planets. Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins explains the thrilling daily breakthroughs in our knowledge of the universe from dark energy to life on Mars to the mysteries of space and time. Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos revealing what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the cosmos, written by an American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist, includes "Holy Wars," "Ends of the World," and "Hollywood Nights."
The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog. Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA scientist put it, Pluto was 'discovered by an American for America'. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural, patriotic view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a quest to discover why. Only Tyson can tell this story: he was involved in the first exhibits to demote Pluto, and, consequently, Pluto lovers have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third graders. In his typically witty way, Tyson explores the history of planet recently been judged a dwarf."--Publisher description
Cosmos : A Spacetime Odyssey( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Carl Sagan's collaborators on the original series, Ann Druyan and Steve Soter, comes this spectacular follow-up to one of the most beloved programs of all time...[this series] continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it." -- Container
Space chronicles : facing the ultimate frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson presents his views on the future of space travel and America's role in that future, giving his readers an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America's economy, security, and morale
One universe : at home in the cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, this book explains the physics of the cosmos in terms of familiar principles at work here on earth (e.g., the force of gravity that lands a baseball in the bleachers also keeps the moon in orbit). Sections cover motion, matter, and energy and are beautifully illustrated with photos and diagrams. Concepts of cosmology are saved for the final chapter, which covers string theory, black holes, dark matter, gamma-ray bursts, cosmological inflation, the Big Bang, and the search for extraterrestrial life
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has the universe always existed? How did it become a place that could harbor life? Are we alone, or are there alien worlds waiting to be discovered? NOVA presents some startling new answers as viewers go on a cosmic journey
Universe down to Earth by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universe Down to Earth makes vivid analogies between scientific laws and household items such as oven-baked pies, tossed tomatoes, and lightbulbs, as well as amusement park rides, Hollywood films, and junk food. Consequently, each idea presented etches delightful impressions on the reader's mind
Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.--Publisher description
Startalk : everything you ever need to know about space travel, sci-fi, the human race, the universe, and beyond by Charles Liu( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tyson looks at the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. He attempts to answer all of your most pressing questions, from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes
The Pluto files( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the controversy surrounding the farthest rock from the sun. The author of the book "The Pluto Files," Neil deGrasse Tyson realized that distant orbiting rock held a special place in the hearts of schoolchildren across the nation when the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium rescinded Pluto's planetary status, and caused an uproar amongst pint-sized astronomers. By reexamining the discovery of Pluto and exploring the enigmatic Kuiper belt at the edge of our solar system, Tyson gives us the unique opportunity to look at the cosmos in a whole new light. Conversations with scientists and space enthusiasts reveal just how passionate some earthlings can get when it comes to reclassifying long-established heavenly bodies
400 years of the telescope : a journey of science, technology and thought( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container
Mathematics + art : a cultural history by Lynn Gamwell( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a cultural history of mathematics and art, from antiquity to the present. Mathematicians and artists have long been on a quest to understand the physical world they see before them and the abstract objects they know by thought alone. Taking readers on a tour of the practice of mathematics and the philosophical ideas that drive the discipline, Lynn Gamwell points out the important ways mathematical concepts have been expressed by artists. Sumptuous illustrations of artworks and cogent math diagrams are featured in Gamwell's comprehensive exploration." --
How does the brain work?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short documentaries exploring the fascinating inner workings of the brain, with programs examining how the visual interpretation of information is used in magic and sleight of hand, the efforts of scientists to replicate human logic in artificial intelligence, the role of magnetism in "mind control," and the research of neuroscientist David Eagleman
How smart are animals?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short documentaries detailing amazing advancements in scientific research on the intelligence of animals, like the discovery that the dog brain is remarkably similar to a human's, observations revealing that dolphins are capable of advanced communication, and more. Episodes include: Dog genius, Creative dolphins, Octopus & cuttlefish, and a profile of Irene Pepperberg and her talking parrot, Alex
Merlin's tour of the universe : a skywatcher's guide to everything from Mars and quasars to comets, planets, blue moons, and werewolves by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin, a fictional visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy, Planet Omniscia, has been friends with many of the most important scientific figures of the past including Kepler, da Vinci, Magellan, Doppler, Einstein and Hubble. In this delightful tour of the galaxies, Merlin often recounts his conversations with these historical figures in his responses to popular astronomy questions asked by adults and children alike. Merlin's well-informed answers combine a unique combination of wit and poetry along with serious science explained in refreshingly clear, reader-friendly language. Dear Merlin: Can a person cross our galaxy in a spaceship during one human lifespan?Merlin: In 1905, Merlin's good friend Albert Einstein introduced the "Special Theory of Relativity," which predicts that time will tick slower and slower the faster you travel. Were you to embark on such an adventure you could conceivably age as little as you wish, depending of course, on your exact speed. The problem arises when you return to Earth, which will have moved several hundred thousand years into the future and everyone will have forgotten about you. A skywatcher's book for lovers of the universe by one of its greatest lights. From the Trade Paperback edition
My favorite universe by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clear introductions to essential principles of physics support these lectures, including density, quantum theory, gravity, and the General Theory of Relativity. Also includes forays into disciplines such as chemistry and biology as needed to explain events in astronomy
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
Where did we come from?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four segments on the topic of origins, exploring questions like the conditions that first created life, the precursors to DNA, the birth of our solar system as we know it, the role lice played in the story of human evolution, and the medical erasure of memories
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the cosmos, written by an American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist, includes "Holy Wars," "Ends of the World," and "Hollywood Nights."
 
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De Grasse Tyson , Neil

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Tyson, Neil deGrasse 1958-

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নেইল ডেগ্রেস টাইসন Astrophysicist

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奈爾·德葛拉司·泰森

奈爾·德葛拉司·泰森 Astrophysicist

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Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandariesThe Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planetSpace chronicles : facing the ultimate frontierOne universe : at home in the cosmosOrigins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolutionUniverse down to EarthMerlin's tour of the universe : a skywatcher's guide to everything from Mars and quasars to comets, planets, blue moons, and werewolvesDeath by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries