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Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries, Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries
Title
Death by black hole
Title remainder
and other cosmic quandaries
Statement of responsibility
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
QB982
LC item number
.T965 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries, Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-368 ) and indexes
Contents
  • 3.
  • Seeing isn't believing
  • 4. The
  • information trap
  • 5.
  • Stick-in-the-mud science
  • Section 2 : The knowledge of nature : the challenges of discovering the contents of the cosmos
  • 6.
  • Journeys from the center of the Sun
  • 7.
  • Preface
  • Planet parade
  • 8.
  • Vagabonds of the solar system
  • 9. The
  • five points of Lagrange
  • 10.
  • Antimatter matters
  • Section 3 : Ways and means of nature : how nature presents herself to the inquiring mind
  • 11. The
  • importance of being constant
  • Acknowledgments
  • 12.
  • Speed limits
  • 13.
  • Going ballistic
  • 14.
  • On being dense
  • 15.
  • Over the rainbow
  • 16.
  • cosmic windows
  • Prologue : The beginning of science
  • 17.
  • Colors of the cosmos
  • 18.
  • Cosmic plasma
  • 19.
  • Fire and ice
  • Section 4 : The meaning of life : the challenges and triumphs of knowing how we got here
  • 20.
  • Dust to dust
  • 21.
  • Section 1 : The nature of knowledge : the challenges of knowing what is knowable in the universe
  • Forged in the stars
  • 22.
  • Send in the clouds
  • 23.
  • Goldilocks and the three planets
  • 24.
  • Water, water
  • 25.
  • Living space
  • 26.
  • 1.
  • Life in the universe
  • 27.
  • Our radio bubble --
  • Coming to our senses
  • 2.
  • On Earth as in the heavens
  • Galactic engines
  • 32.
  • Knock 'em dead
  • 33.
  • Death by black hole
  • Section 6 : Science and culture : the ruffled interface between cosmic discovery and the public's reaction to it
  • 34.
  • Things people say
  • 35.
  • Fear of numbers
  • Section 5 : When the universe turns bad : all the ways the cosmos wants to kill us
  • 36.
  • On being baffled
  • 37.
  • Footprints in the sands of science
  • 38.
  • Let there be dark
  • 39.
  • Hollywood nights
  • Section 7 : Science and God : when ways of knowing collide
  • 40.
  • 28.
  • In the beginning
  • 42.
  • Holy wars
  • 42. The
  • perimeter of ignorance
  • References
  • Name index
  • Subject index
  • Chaos in the solar system
  • 29.
  • Coming attractions
  • 30.
  • ends of the world
  • 31.
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780393062243
Lccn
2006022058
System control number
(OCoLC)70265574

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