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Death by Black Hole
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries | Neil deGrasse Tyson
A collection of essays on the cosmos, written by an American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist, includes "Holy Wars," "Ends of the World," and "Hollywood Nights."
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Sg1224
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 5 NDT❤️. Cheated a bit because it‘s mostly spine...😬.

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julesG
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Cinfhen Brilliant 💡🧬🦠🔬 7mo
Mdargusch Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
GingerAntics This looks interesting. 7mo
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Reviewsbylola That sounds like a wild book! 7mo
gradcat I love Neil deGrasse Tyson...great post!👍♥️ (edited) 7mo
RiverKScottWrites Oooh sounds great! Just finished reading Sagan‘s Cosmos 7mo
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RamsFan1963
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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.

#24B4Monday @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid That sounds so cool. I may have to check into that book. What time are you at so far? 10mo
Andrew65 Looks a good book. 10mo
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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.

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hike.read.repeat
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I‘m doing Bookscouter today. Scanning library sale and thrift store books with this app to sell at a profit. Sad when I find a book I‘d like to keep tho. #bookscouter #sidehustle

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mrozzz
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I 💜 Space. And Tyson seems like the perfect teacher of the subject. Picked this up at Book Con in June and it has been patiently waiting to be read. Hopefully by the end of the year. (Need to throw in more non-fiction to the TBR!)

#30daysofreadathon #space

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Matilda
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So @bookriot has a giveaway for a tshirt that is a serious contender for best shirt ever: http://bookriot.com/?p=133997

Good luck Littens!

misslala 😂😂😂😂 2y
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RavenAcres
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Both were 5 star reads, well written, informative but not difficult, and the humor was fun too

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Some essays were more engaging then others, but over all I really enjoyed these looks at science and space and discovery. Essays that covered history and how the world reacts to scientific discoveries were my favorites.

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AccioAlltheBooks
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When you're an astronautical engineer you have to have the books and accessories to go with it. #maybookflowers #inagalaxyfarfaraway #actuallyiamarocketscientist

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LindsayReads
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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 😄)

JoeStalksBeck Oh I love him! I found this book fascinating! He's the next best thing to Carl Sagan ❤❤❤ 3y
britt_brooke Omg, that mug. 👏🏻 3y
Gayan I need that mug! 3y
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stacybmartin That mug gives me life! 🙌🏼😍👏🏼 3y
vivastory What basically everyone has said 👆 3y
Buddys_Momma I've been eyeing this mug! Love some NDT! Am afraid to read his books tho for that reason. I prefer to watch him in TV. 3y
LindsayReads @Buddys_Momma I hear you. I might still try his other books just to see, but my grasp on anything more than very basic science is nil. It would probably go better if I took the time to study and go slowly, but I just completed my second Master's last year and that is not how I want to spend my time at present. 😆 3y
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LindsayReads
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"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!

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LindsayReads
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I forgot I had downloaded this on OverDrive! 6 days left...so let's science! #audioknitting

AND OMG LITSY UPDATE!!!!!!!!!! 💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝

vivastory This is high on my nonfiction TBR 3y
LindsayReads @vivastory While I can't claim to understand *everything* he's discussing here, what I do grasp is excellent. The reader (Dion Graham) is fantastic, too...I only just experienced him as a reader when I listened to Letter from Birmingham Jail. 3y
vivastory @LindsayReads Did you watch the Cosmos series? This sounds like a good audio book 3y
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LindsayReads @vivastory Yes! Loooovvvve that series. Definitely similar. 3y
vivastory @LindsayReads I've been meaning to watch the series. There's a ton of TV shows I want to eventually watch. It's always hard to find time for a TV series due to it taking away precious reading time. 3y
SaturnDoo @vivastory Besides books, I collect yarn 😂😂 I crochet. What are you knitting? It looks soft and cozy☺ 3y
LindsayReads @SaturnDoo Just a little headband/ear-warmer. 😊I unearthed some yarn I forgot I had while moving... Yarn shops are dangerous! 3y
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LindsayReads
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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!)

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NearlyCivilized
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First time in a week I've been able to get some time to myself to enjoy a meal and make some progress in Death by Black Hole.

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CherylDeFranceschi
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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

BeththeBookDragon Just got tickets to see him in a few weeks!!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @bethfriedman906 That's so fantastic! He is so fabulous!! 3y
GlitteryOtters You win for best Litsy post of the day with this one! Seriously! 😂😂 #radscientist 3y
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IndyHannaJones I was just talking about how much I love him 3y
Litlady Love this! 💙❤️👻 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @GlitteryOtters Sometimes you just have to wing it! 3y
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BookishFeminist
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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. ??☄✨??

Peterdamien Huh! I had no idea that Jesse Eisenberg wrote short stories. How cool 3y
BookishFeminist @Peterdamien Yes! They're good too, imo at least. They got mixed reviews. But I think they're funny & sad & heartfelt at the same time. Lots of focus on mental illness. Definitely recommend them! 3y
read_diverse_books Neil is my hero! I've read two of his books already. I didn't know he had another one out. Thanks! 3y
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read_diverse_books Or do you just mean it's his actual birthday today? Lol 3y
BookishFeminist @read_diverse_books It's his actual birthday today! ✨☄ 3y
Mimi28 I ❤️ Neil!! I seriously want him to marry my mom. Is he single? Best step- dad ever!!! Lol 3y
Mimi28 And I have Death by Black hole on overdrive right now! 3y
BookishFeminist @Mimi28 😂😂😂😂 he is most definitely not single! He met his wife in physics class so that might be a hard home to wreck!! Dying over where this conversation turned. 😂 3y
Mimi28 Gosh darnitt! I was just kidding anyway, lol. Glad he has someone who also loves science ❤️ 3y
BookishFeminist @Mimi28 😂😂 right?! He would have a line out the door if he is ever single. I think I heard him say on a talk show that his wife makes his celestial vests ✨✨✨ 3y
Mimi28 She needs to stay on her toes! I bet she does a lot to keep him happy. Love makes you do stuff you never imagined you would do ❤️❤️ 3y
TheNextBook @BookishFeminist 😂 I love this! 3y
TheNextBook I'm stacking for #keepingitshort 3y
BookishFeminist @TheNextBook 😂😂 like I said, NO SHAME. Completely shameless googling. (And image saving.) and yes, this would be perfect for #keepingitshort! I've been meaning to read it as well. Heard great things. 3y
Peterdamien @BookishFeminist sold and sold! This looks awesome and is gonna be ordered pretty quick here. Thank goodness, because I haven't bought a book in, like, hours :) 3y
BookishFeminist @Peterdamien 😂😂😂 that's some serious self control! 3y
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Mimi28
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I'm so indecisive with what books I want to read. Gonna try this one again. Sorry, no cats around right now, lol, but check out my tie dyed sheets, lol. 🌌🎆🌃 The book expires in 5 days, hopefully I can renew it 🙀

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Mimi28
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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!!!

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Mimi28
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Just downloaded this one. I love this guy! Seriously I want him to marry my mom. Is he single? Lol

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bookriot
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"Space! Space! Spaaaaace!" - Rioter Kristina Pino took this rad photo. ???

LibrarianRyan Love the picture!!!!! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️ Neil ❤️ 3y
QuietlyLaura The little Mickey is so cute! 3y
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todd Space never looked so fun! 3y
Mimi28 Love him! I rushed to put this book on hold and the ebook was available for immediate download!! Yahoo! 3y
TheUnpopularReader Yay! Chibi gundam! 3y
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BreeAnn
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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.

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