For example, say our Sun turned into a black hole tomorrow. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries är en populärvetenskaplig bok skriven av Neil deGrasse Tyson som utgavs första gången 2007 och i en ny reviderad version 2014. Something went wrong. Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2016, It was a perfect gift for my friend, he loves Tyson and he is fascinated by space, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2018. The way it is written like you are chatting with the renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is very appealing. Well written and great stuff for the universe geek (or anyone with the slightest interest and curiosity for learning). If you're worried about what might happen to you if you inadvertently get a little, tinsy bit too close to a black hole. Packaging was great and came quickly. Entertainingly informative, Neil DeGrasse Tyson's. This book plays out as an "Intro to" or "Dummies" guide to Astrophysics. ―Entertainment Weekly. I can already see the masses of Tyson fans charging ahead just to light me aflame for having the audicity to doubt a word he says, but so I must. It's easy to get into as a result, and Tyson has a good style that stays entertaining while being informative. Please try your request again later. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2013. Fun stuff for a nerd like me. Ok, so you're looking for a science book that's accessible to everyone - you've found it! "[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and―most important―humanity." The long and the short of all this is that I didn’t know a quasar from a neutron or a brown dwarf from a red giant (though Red Dwarf was a magnificent television series). All of the planets in our Solar System would be safe from being sucked in by the dead Sun, but of course we’d still freeze to death without its warmth. I've read most of Tyson's other books and have listened to more Star Talk episodes than I can count (particularly during the pandemic). That was such a good, nicely, smooth written science, I love how Neil is so vividly describing ie conditions inside core of our Sun or how atoms interact. Black holes are expected to form when a massive star dies. Well now you do. I feel that the reason that people do not understand science in the US today is because we have a foolish tradition of thinking that the only way to "know" physics is through the terse formalism of mathematics. He's a man who strongly pushes forth to erase scientific ignorance and champions the exploration of our world and the universe to further human greatness. DEATH BY BLACK HOLE AND OTHER COSMIC QUANDARIES BY NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: An astrophysicist for the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world famous Hayden Planetarium, and columnist for Natural History magazine, Neil DeGrasse Tyson brings to the non-scientific world the ideal book for those fascinated with space, the cosmos, black holes, and all the questions and wonders therein. Death by Black Hole is the perfect book for the reader who wants answers to questions about the universe in a simple and clearly defined way so that even if they know next to nothing about science and it’s jargon, Tyson makes it easily understandable. Neil DeGrasse Tyson has a great narrative skill in explaining these concepts to people who haven't studied them formally. For example, in chapter 25 Tyson critiques the concept of the. Brilliant . But none of that a writer makes. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Unable to add item to List. This book is AWESOME. Pris: 166 kr. Of course, this is the type of book I will almost always pick up from the library. During my brief time wandering the hallways of the University world, I was able to do away with my prerequisite requirement by taking an “Arts of Science” course tailor-made for those more interested in empathy than entropy and, while I did manage to get a crocodile on my report card, all I took away from that class was an abiding hatred for hippies. DEATH BY BLACK HOLE AND OTHER COSMIC QUANDARIES BY NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: An astrophysicist for the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world famous Hayden Planetarium, and columnist for Natural History magazine, Neil DeGrasse Tyson brings to the non-scientific world the ideal book for those fascinated with space, the cosmos, black holes, and all the … I’m glad I have the paperback edition as well because I most definitely will be re-reading this! I've read quite a bit of these types of books, physics for the layperson, and this book was probably my least favorite. A great title for a book, that alone made me want to read it. av Neil Degrasse Tyson (2 röster) Häftad Engelska, 2014-09-02. He is literally pushing my imagination to the limits. Within my skull, where all of those vital pieces of data surrounding science are supposed to be stored, there is instead a vast beaker-shaped void of ignorance. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military, Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour, StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. I’m no scientist, so I need someone who understands these concepts to explain them in a way that we can relate to. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe. Death by black hole. The disservice we do as scientists are when we are unable to communicate the concepts about our physical world to the population at large because we tangle ourselves up in mathematical formalism. Math is a tool to do science, as much as a microscope or a superconducting supercollider. ;). Spectrographic analysis. häftad, 2014. Please try again. So I have a thing for Black Holes, so what?! Must have read book for everyone who enjoys astronomy !!! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It covers a wide range of topics, usually relating to physics, from particle physics to astrophysics. In high school, while we were supposed to be studying the musculature of the formaldehyde-soaked amphibians pinned ignominiously to their coffinesque metal trays, I was far more interested in studying the effects of adding fire to small green buds. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. My main dissatisfaction with this book is that it's a series of collected magazine columns. Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who is also known as the “black science guy” on various internet forums, such as reddit. If you're worried about an asteroid hitting somewhere between Hawaii and California in 2039 and Idaho becoming ocean front property (hmm, maybe an improvement? This does seem a bit like criticising an apple because it's not a banana, however I think Tyson would have be been better advised to hire an editor to whip this into an actual book, rather than just reprint the original short essays. Another of those books that I think that if I would have read them when I was 15-25 years old , I would have changed my career. Refresh and try again. April 21, 2015. Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2017. Dad loved it - great Christmas present. The. I don't think I can properly explain how much I love this book, but I'll try. NDT adds some fun with his quirks and humor. Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s Death By Black Hole is definitely an engaging read, especially for these modern times. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. In high school, while we were supposed to be studying the musculature of the formaldehyde-soaked amphibians pinned ignominiously to their coffinesque metal trays, I was far more interested in studying the effects of adding fire to small green buds. His humor and straightforwardness were some of the best things about the History Channel documentary. This book was much harder than Astrophysics for people in a hurry! Tyson does a great job of explaining complex processes, objects, and ideas while keeping a light tone with just the right amount of humor and sarcasm. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
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