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Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Feb 18, 11

bookshelves: science, cosmos, non_fiction, notes
Read from January 25 to February 17, 2011

This book was made out of essays for Natural History magazine, but edited to fit the book form. I think Tyson did a better job than most other authors who produce books made out of their previously published essays. There was some overlap and repeating information, but not too often. Overall I enjoyed his writing, the topic is great; but occasionally his "jokes" didn't really work and there were times I felt he was saying look at how much smarter we astrophysicists are than you who are reading my book. Overall Tyson does a good job of talking to regular folks about complicated topics, but the times when he rubs your face in his intelligence is off-putting. Without that I would have given this a five-star read. Definitely worth the time!
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