Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily and brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists. Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively on hold, Tyson's views on the future of space travel and America's role in that future are especially timely and urgent. This book represents the best of Tyson's commentary, giving an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America's economy, security and morale. It includes delightful and provocative insights on topics ranging from the mistakes that shaped the recent history of space travel to how aliens might go about finding us.
About the Author
Award winning author Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, the director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, a monthly columnist for Natural History and the host of the PBS series NOVA Science NOW.
"This book is well structured...an easy and casual read that is thoroughly entertaining as well as thought-provoking..." www.astrobiologysocietyofbritain.org "Tyson is an entertaining writer with a startling imagination..." Sky at Night "...well written, anecdotal and humorous..." SSR "...written in an engaging style..." The Observatory
Published: 4th March 2013
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1