A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos
Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
©2004 Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
I listen to neil tyson because he sparks my interest. i could not grasp a lot of what was said because this kevin kenerly is a very boring narrator.
the story went off the rails at times, but hey... welcome to the cosmos.
non- kevin kenerly wouldn't be my vote to narrate this book
I wish Tyson had narrated it, but great read! Narrator is strong even if not the author himself. Beware if you've read his other books though as some material is recycled. The great weight of the text is new material and interesting, so go for it.
This book attempts to provide a science based summary of our history of our universe and humanity. While nothing is wrong with the book, the subject matter is too broad too allow the material to be probed with any depth to make it interesting.
Audible FAILED big time on this. I'm barley started and the voice is driving me crazy, I think I'll get a refund and buy the book. This is not really the narrators fault, it has clearly been sped up. It makes it very hard to listen to, PREVIEW it before buying the audio book.
A fascinating look into the origin of the Universe! I admit I will need to listen to this a few more times to totally understand it but it is a great read!
Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Origins" is an adventure that begins during the earliest moment of our universe, and is written for the common person who desires a basic understanding of astrophysics. You'll learn about subatomic particles, black holes, revolutionary physicists, all in a manner that is clear and easy to understand. I strongly recommend purchasing the paperback as well, as I reread many chapters many times over, and being able to see specific terminology aids greatly. The audiobook is also read fairly quickly, as others have mentioned, increasing the need for the physical book for clearer understanding. I strongly recommend this book to anyone and everyone who wishes to learn the history and secrets of our cosmos.
Stumbled upon audio books a little while ago and I enjoy them now. I mostly listen to books related to science, Buddhism, and some fantasy.
I liked listening to this book. It was a relatively light listen and kept my interest. At the same time I would have liked some parts to go into more detail, but overall a great introduction to cosmology.
it makes me sad the fact that is not Neil deGrasse Tyson narrating the book, the way e talks helps me keeping concentrated and understanding some of this Ideas so unnatural for the common folk, still locked to a 3 maybe 4 dimensions idea.
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