Letters from an Astrophysicist (Hardback)
  • Letters from an Astrophysicist (Hardback)

Letters from an Astrophysicist (Hardback)

Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 10/10/2019
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Up close and personal with the world’s most influential scientist, Letters from an Astrophysicist collates Tyson’s intimate and inspirational replies to the enormous volume of correspondence that the astrophysicist receives every year. By turns mind-blowing and comforting, fiendishly complex and reassuringly straightforward, Tyson’s responses are never less than intensely stimulating.

'Don't fear change. Don't fear failure. The only thing to fear is loss of ambition. But if you've got plenty of that, then you have nothing to fear at all' - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. As director of the Hayden Planetarium, and host of Cosmos and StarTalk, he has dedicated his life to exploring and explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Every year, he receives thousands of letters - from students to prisoners, scientists to priests. Some seek advice, others yearn for inspiration; some are full of despair, others burst with wonder. But they are all searching for understanding, meaning and truth. His replies are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing.

In this, his most personal book by far, he covers everything from God to the history of science, from aliens to death. He bares his soul - his passions, his doubts, his hopes. The big theme is everywhere in these pages: what is our place in the universe? The result is an awe-inspiring read and an intimate portal into an incredible mind, which reveals the power of the universe to start conversations and inspire curiosity in all of us.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753553787
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm


'The most popular scientist in the world' - The Sunday Times 

'Neil is brilliant and inspirational' - Brian Cox

'Neil deGrasse Tyson is good as Carl Sagan. And that is saying a very great deal. Superb.' - Richard Dawkins

'You provide inspiration to many here at NASA' - Nasa

'He has absolutely mastered the ability to convey not only the substance of the science but the real excitement and passion that scientists are feeling when they are doing it' - Sean Carroll

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