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Title Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries / Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Author Tyson, Neil deGrasse.
Publication New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Copyright date ©2007
Description 1 online resource (384 pages)
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Call # eBOOK
Summary According to astrophysicist Tyson, director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium, size does matter when it comes to black holes, although the chances of your surviving the encounter aren't good in any case. Tyson takes readers on an exciting journey from Earth's hot springs, where extremophiles flourish in hellish conditions, to the frozen, desolate stretches of the Oort Cloud and the universe's farthest reaches, in both space and time. Tyson doesn't restrict his musings to astrophysics, but wanders into related fields like relativity and particle physics, which he explains just as clearly as he does Lagrangian points, where we someday may park interplanetary filling stations. He tackles popular myths (is the sun yellow?) and takes movie directors--most notably James Cameron--to task for spectacular goofs. In the last section the author gives his take on the hot subject of intelligent design. Readers of Natural History magazine will be familiar with many of the 42 essays collected here.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-368) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Subject Black holes (Astronomy) -- Popular works.
Space biology -- Popular works.
Astrophysics -- Popular works.
Cosmology -- Popular works.
Exobiology -- Popular works.
Solar system -- Popular works.
Religion and science -- Popular works.
Astrophysics. (OCoLC)fst00819797
Black holes (Astronomy) (OCoLC)fst00833708
Cosmology. (OCoLC)fst00880600
Exobiology. (OCoLC)fst00918219
Religion and science. (OCoLC)fst01093848
Space biology. (OCoLC)fst01127653
Solar system. (OCoLC)fst01244288
Genre Electronic books.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Reproduction of (manifestation): Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Death by black hole. New York : W.W. Norton, ©2007 (DLC) 2006022058
Print version: Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author. Death by black hole 9780393350388 (OCoLC)869770822
ISBN 9780393113785 (electronic bk.)
0393113787 (electronic bk.)

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