Not Tyson's best book, but still very entertaining and informative. Parts were a little too text book like for me, and I found some of the cosmology over my head. He does always find the best narrators for his audiobooks, they seem as passionate about the subject as himself. 3 💥💥💥 1/2 out of 5.
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(Disclaimer: listened to the audio) This is my second or third NdT book and I enjoy his writing very much. I also enjoy when he is the narrator of the audiobook, lending his sense of humor and voice inflection to otherwise dry material. This book was not as concise as previously read books, having a few chapters that felt more like filler material rather than important points to be made, but otherwise, very educational and mostly entertaining.
I feel a bit guilty...I do love me some NGT, and I did enjoy his quips and puns and effusive enthusiam for astrophysics, but I was only able to get about halfway through. He was definitely trying to make the subject matter relatable, but much of it was still over my head. I may be able to give it its due attention at a later point.
(Photo credit to lookhuman.com...I gave this to my sis for a present a couple years back 😄)
"Where ignorance lurks, so, too, do the frontiers of discovery and imagination."
OK, I'll take that when it comes to the innocence of striving toward scientific discovery.
Was hoping this would be a quickie knit, but too much to do this morning!
I forgot I had downloaded this on OverDrive! 6 days left...so let's science! #audioknitting
AND OMG LITSY UPDATE!!!!!!!!!! 💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝
Today was time to SCIENCE!! 🔭 I wired a synthesizer and went to a presentation on activities for the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in August! 🌞🌚🌎 And now I want to read non-ficiton about outer space that's easy for a liberal arts person to understand. I know titles by NdGT, Chris Hadfield, and Mary Roach, but if you have other recs, I wanna know pleeeease! #recommendsday
(I ALSO MADE A SPECTROSCOPE!)
Because there aren't all that many mad scientists to choose from, I've decided to go rad scientist today. Because how hard does he rock? Also, he looks a little mad as in angry here. #octphotochallenge #madscientist #radscientist
Happy #bookishbirthday to these dapper book dukes: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jesse Eisenberg, & Denis Diderot. Neil runs the Hayden Planetarium, writes astrophysics essays, hosts Startalk, & is a sassy Tweeter. Jesse Eisenberg is best known on screen, recently as Lex Luther, but he's also written wonderful short stories that remind me of BJ Novak. Diderot is a French Enlightenment philosopher & cofounder & chief editor of the Encyclopédie. ??☄✨??
Stormy, my little reading buddy. Tom and Jerry is on tv now too, but this book is starting off great. You guys know I have the attention span of a 2 year old though. However, I am determined to finish this book! I'm going to Myopic bookstore later today here in Chicago. I can't wait!!!
"Space! Space! Spaaaaace!" - Rioter Kristina Pino took this rad photo. ???
I wonder is my lunch also made of stardust? Am I essentially a cannibal? Hmmm....oh & did you know when a space capsule returns to earth it's protected by plasma, this is why we can't communicate with them? Also cool, is the correction we can add to pg 150, due to Kepler there are 1284 planets now.