Title: Cosmic Queries
Author(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson
Release Date: March 2nd, 2021
Publisher: National Geographic
Genre(s): Nonfiction, Science
In this thought-provoking follow-up to his acclaimed StarTalk book, uber astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world”s most important philosophical questions about the universe with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science.
For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book from Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from his beloved StarTalk podcast.
In these illuminating pages, illustrated with dazzling photos and revealing graphics, Tyson and co-author James Trefil, a renowned physicist and science popularizer, take on the big questions that humanity has been posing for millennia–How did life begin? What is our place in the universe? Are we alone?–and provide answers based on the most current data, observations, and theories.
Populated with paradigm-shifting discoveries that help explain the building blocks of astrophysics, this relatable and entertaining book will engage and inspire readers of all ages, bring sophisticated concepts within reach, and offer a window into the complexities of the cosmos.
For all who loved National Geographic”s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and Space Atlas, this new book will take them on more journeys into the wonders of the universe and beyond.
Cosmic Queries is the epitome of cool to my inner science nerd. Neil deGrasse Tyson always has a way with making complicated topics easy to understand. Throughout the book, there are tons of beautiful graphics and illustrations to enhance the learning process of these great topics about the universe.
I think the great part of this book is that you don’t have to be a astrophysicist or genius like Neil. You just have to be open minded and interested in space and the universe. I like how Neil does a good job of giving readers the foundation materials about the universe and challenges us with questions. By the end of the book, you will know so many fun facts about the galaxies.
I give Cosmic Queries 5 stars. This is the perfect read for curious minds and those interested in science. And the wonderful thing is that you don’t have to be a science professional because Neil uses his smarts, wit, and humor to make every topic understandable. This book is so enjoyable and made my inner science nerd so happy.
About Neil deGrasse Tyson
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.