Caitlin Marineau's Reviews > Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Origins by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Feb 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: science
Read in February, 2012

I'm a huge fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson (I especially love his podcast, Star Talk), so I thought I would give Origins a try. I love books where you can sense the authors' passion through the text, and this was definitely one of those books. Tyson and Goldsmith explain theories about the origin of the universe, our galaxy and solar system, life on earth, and even speculate about extraterrestrial life, in this generally understandable book. (I say "generally" because, though I think physics is fascinating, I am no scientist and this stuff often makes my brain hurt, no matter how many NOVA specials I watch). Recommended for other amateur, wish-I-was-smart-enough-to-be-a-scientist types.

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