Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for explaining the mysteries of space with stunning clarity. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics....
With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration....
Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists....
Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time....
In this book, Bill Nye expands the points he has made, and claims that this debate is not so much about religion versus science, as about the nature of science itself
As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy....
In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people....
This New York Times best-selling author chronicles America's irrational love affair with Pluto, man's best celestial friend.
A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking audiobook accompanies the BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions....
This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space....
Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality....
Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it....
Richard Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes....
Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future....
Professor Larson leads you through the "evolution" of evolution, with an eye toward enhancing your understanding of the development of the theory....
The quest for gravitational waves involved years of risky research and many personal and professional struggles that threatened to derail one of the world's largest scientific endeavors....
One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas...
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing?
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.
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.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith and/or Kevin Kenerly?
I would have LOVED to have listened to this book, but after 30 minutes of Kevin Kenerly's narration I turned it off and requested a refund.
What other book might you compare Origins to and why?
Any other book with an overzealous narration which lilts and sings and makes you turn off.
How could the performance have been better?
The lead author to have narrated.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
Why this narration?!?! How sad!
23 of 24 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Origins to be better than the print version?
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.
What did you like best about this story?
the story went off the rails at times, but hey... welcome to the cosmos.
Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?
non- kevin kenerly wouldn't be my vote to narrate this book
34 of 38 people found this review helpful
narrator spoke to fast sounds as if the audio was stepped up after recording, solved by stepping down the reading speed to .5
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
Great book, so much information but very easy to digest. Neil Degrass tyson never disappoints.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Interesting book, but following it in the car is not ideal due to its complexity. The performance is poor... Too exaggerated in intonation in a way it gets irritating
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This might be a good book, if not the reader. At least the performance sounds like he was in speed reading contest, consisting of words he does not understand. Avoid this version of this book.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
Had a lot of trouble with finishing this book. I find that it was read way too fast. Especially the more mathematical parts were an intense bore for the simple reason that I was still trying to understand the last formula, while the next two were already being read.
For a nice reading speed in science books, I refer to Richard Dawkins' "The selfish gene". That one had perfect speed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
enjoyed it but couldn't understand certain things. I think reading the book is better and will give you more time pondering on certain things said in the book.
Any additional comments?
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.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful