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Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Dec 13, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 29 to December 13, 2011

Tyson is the new Sagan.

Using the solid foundations of science history to explain our roots in understanding the amazing universe that surrounds us, Tyson builds to current knowledge, theory and hypothesis with the energy and excitement that positively takes you back to a state of childhood wonder. Never too technical, it's a science fan's recommendation to give a firm push to the limits of the layman's understanding of science's current state in astrophysics. What does a black hole do to you if you were to slip in? How about the evolution of the telescopes we use. Debunking some common mistakes in movies, and sharing interesting thoughts about our lives on earth and how they relate to what's over our heads. Enjoyable, and easily recommended.

The volume is a collection of previously published essays, and there is some overlap in concepts, but generally to explain various ideas. The format also makes it easy to pick up and put down conveniently.

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11/29/2011 page 26
12/13/2011 page 355
92.0% "I should have finished this book last week, but I've not been setting enough time for books. I've also spent a lot of time drunk last weekend- just to broadcast that on every social network."
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message 1: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan Arel this is next on my list. how is it?

message 2: by Sky (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sky He's the new Sagan, with the benefit of modern science and wonder. If you thought that what we knew was amazing- Tyson blows the doors off of it as only an astrophysicist can. It's a collection of previously published essays and editorials, so there is some overlap and mild repetition in some concepts to explain others- but the format makes it easy to pick up and put down when you have time.

This guy is so awesome.

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