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Tyson, Neil deGrasse

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Most widely held works by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

25 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal 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"--
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,192 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 )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,792 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 by Ann Druyan( Visual )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 1,692 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 )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries' space programs. With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson--one of our foremost thinkers on all things space--illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world. Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson's recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future"--Publisher's website
Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 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's description
Startalk : everything you ever need to know about space travel, sci-fi, the human race, the universe, and beyond by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will it take to colonize Mars? Can we reverse climate change? Why do we fall in love? And will we ever capture Bigfoot? StarTalk is both a podcast and a National Geographic television program where host Neil deGrasse Tyson and his celebrity guests wrestle with these pressing questions and many more in an attempt to reveal the secrets of the universe and beyond. Filled with cool photos, smart scientific facts, and witty commentary on everything from the International Space Station to our unique anatomy, this companion volume is a dive into some of the most provocative subjects in science today
Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Recording )

17 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal 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
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
One universe : at home in the cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,012 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
Universe down to Earth by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tyson deftly demystifies astronomical terms and concepts such as the Big Bang, black holes, redshifts, syzygy, and Kirkwood Gaps; traces the life of the stars from birth to death; presents the Periodic Table of Elements, highlighting noteworthy elements such as titanium, iron, and hydrogen; gives an unorthodox yet entertaining tour of famous constellations; and tackles modern-day astrology
How smart are animals?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 709 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
Mathematics + art : a cultural history by Lynn Gamwell( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 625 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"--Publisher's website
How does the brain work?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 545 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
400 years of the telescope : a journey of science, technology and thought( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 539 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
The Pluto files( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 519 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
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Romanian and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond
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 )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 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 )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 431 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
 
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Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
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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 cosmosUniverse down to EarthMerlin's tour of the universe : a skywatcher's guide to everything from Mars and quasars to comets, planets, blue moons, and werewolvesContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community
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De Grasse Tyson , Neil

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