There's no other scientist I know of who can explain massively complicated theories and proofs in as an engaging and amusing a way as Neil deGrasse Tyson. This book will walk you through the beginnings—of life, the universe, and everything—and more importantly, clearly explain how we’ve come to know what we know. Origins (along with Space Chronicles and The Pluto Files) has just been re-released and is an excellent place to get started if you’re curious about space.
“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds
Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
About the Author
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, host of the hit radio and Emmy-nominated TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. He lives in New York City.
Donald Goldsmith is an astronomy writer in Berkeley, California, and the author of more than twenty books.
Tyson and Goldsmith search the depths of the universe for clues to how billions of heavenly bodies, Earth, and life itself began. They energetically cover the breadth of modern cosmology.
Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, ?Origins? turns the spotlight on cosmic beginnings and shows how we got where we are today.
Animated, good-natured and widely appealing. — Richard Tihany