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Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.
Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.
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October 24, 2016
Let's look at this book. What can we say about it? It's got nearly 500 pages, it's nicely produced, it's got some famous names on the cover. The blurb says it's based on a popular introductory astronomy course the authors gave at Princeton. Well, that tells us something, but it doesn't tell us wh...
November 20, 2016
Yeah! Welcome to the Universe!
The work about the cosmos done by a combo package of renowned astrophysicists.
Richard J Gott, a person widely famous for his terrific works on time travel research and applied solution of various longevity predictions using Copernican Principles.
Neil deGrasse Tyson...
January 29, 2017
IT WAS LIKE REALLY REALLY GOOD.
I WANT TO BECOME AN ASTROPHYSICIST, AND THIS WAS *ZE* BOOK!!
IT COMPLETELY TRIGGERED MY INNER HUNGER AND I ALMOST ATE THE BOOK - THIS IS A *MUST* READ!!! A *MUST*!!!
December 02, 2016
From 2+2 to Superstring Theory and beyond...
The preface explains that this book arises from a course run by the three authors at Princeton University – a course on the universe for non-science majors; indeed, for students who perhaps had never taken a science course before. My knowledge of scienc...
December 07, 2016
One of the first things a writer is encouraged to do is to be aware of his or her audience. I think it's interesting that this book, like many written by physicists, mostly has comments on the back from physicists, because the book is written as if they were the audience. Not as serious reading -...
September 08, 2017
This is probably the best pop-physics book that I've read. A great summary of modern astrophysics (and physics in general) plus a lot of good history.
October 11, 2016
This gorgeous introduction to several areas of physics and cosmology is perhaps the best of its kind to be published if there are even comparable works (in terms of scope, not subject matter). Richard Gott, Michael Strauss, and Neil deGrasse Tyson are all very engaging and informative writers and...
December 26, 2017
If you want to widen your imagination of the universe then you should read this mind-blowing book
October 22, 2016
Such an amazing universe we live in! This book blew my mind!
April 13, 2017
Some of this stuff went way over my head, but it was interesting! And definitely better read in sections as each chapter is essentially a lecture!