Great collection of essays of Neil Tysons, but if you listened to a lot of his Star Talk episodes then it's just a refresher. Can get a little boring on some parts (mostly on stuff of mathematical eqyations) but great listen and I would recommend it to the scientific literate or if you're just wanting to dab a little in the universe.
This is a collection of essays, not one continuous story. That said, the performance was great and the content is awesome. This "book" gives you a glance at Neil before he was the pop culture icon he is today.
Simple and fun writing and narration. If you have taken Astronomy, then this is largely a refresher... but will still hold your attention with new and topics and ideas!
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
“Death by Black Hole” is an exploration of the universe; i.e. how it was formed, where life comes from, whether life exists on other planets or in other universes, how the world might end, what a black hole in space is, and what would happen to the human body entering a black hole. Neil deGrasse Tyson, in writing "Death by Black Hole", asks the public--can you hear me now?
Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a well-known Astrophysicist and translator of the science of cosmology because of NOVA TV presentations, and interviews on Comedy Central's “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”.
Tyson explores the history of cosmology beginning with scientists like Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Einstein, Durac, Hubble, and many other names known and unknown by the general public. “Death by Black Hole” is interesting but not revelatory.
I very much enjoy Neil deGrasse Tyson's mind, outlook on the universe, and enjoyd listening to his book. My only disappointment is that someone else read the book. It was very well-read but it wasn't NdeGT.
Great content by Mr Tyson! Narrator was fantastic! Highly recommend. New material Was explained thoroughly.
If you love listening to StarTalk, you should listen to this book. It made me laugh, and it made me think. Good stuff.
Humorous and informative. Loved this one: the only ones that call hurricanes acts of god are insurance companies.
... a bit disjointed at times, but overall a good book packed with astronomical explains & historical points of view on our advancement in this area
The reader selected fir this book sounds very similar to the author, both in his tone as well as his diction and style. At times I actually pictured Dr. Tyson reading it. Although much of the material can be heard in his lectures, this is still a new favorite of mine.