"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and―most important―humanity." ―Entertainment Weekly
Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.
“Characteristically fun and jaunty.”
- Sky and Telescope
“Dr. Tyson has a grand time dissecting certain forms of foolishness. Get it, plan to savor it”
- Angela Gunn, USAToday.com
“Tyson comes across as having an excellent grasp of the current state of astrophysics, cosmology, chemistry and other scientific disciplines... he conveys knowledge clearly to the nonspecialist, often with ingratiating humor and wit.”
- Roy E. Perry, The Tennessean
About the Author
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, host of the hit radio and Emmy-nominated TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. He lives in New York City.
"Dummies" Guide to Astrophysics with Neil's trademark charm.
This book plays out as an "Intro to" or "Dummies" guide to Astrophysics. Mr. deGrasse Tyson does a great job providing the reader with the history of both the universe as well as the field of astrophysics, which he does so with his trademark charm and sense of humor....
I liked it a lot. The way it is written like you are chatting with the renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is very appealing. He uses a language and vocabulary accessible to most of the people who graduated highschool. Also the examples he gives are simple and easy...
A must-read book
This book is AWESOME. Tyson does a great job of explaining complex processes, objects, and ideas while keeping a light tone with just the right amount of humor and sarcasm.
Probably Tyson's best book!
I've read most of Tyson's other books and have listened to more Star Talk episodes than I can count (particularly during the pandemic). Some of the themes of the recent episodes are addressed in the book, but the book is so enjoyable because it really covers a lot of...
Good Book for Science and Humor
Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who is also known as the “black science guy” on various internet forums, such as reddit. Dr. Tyson’s also got some popular internet memes styled after him such as the “we got a bad ass over here” meme. However, in real life he is the director of...
It was a perfect gift for my friend, he loves Tyson and he is fascinated by space
Neil T is the best
That Neil D Tyson can get a bit poetic in his speech, but his thoughts are worth reading. I loved the book and I had a difficult time putting it down. I would recommend watching the revamped "Cosmos" series, which is free if you have Prime, before you read the...
Do you know what the Principia is? You will!
Lively writing as always by Tyson. My only complaint, and the only reason this isn't 5 stars, is that since this is a collection of essays, he reintroduces concepts multiple times. We learn what the Principia is many times. Probably not so bad if you're reading, since you...