New York Times Bestseller
A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.
Tyson’s 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to explore our place in the cosmos.5 illustrations
“Scintillating....Tyson’s latest is a stimulating companion to his
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and both are recommended for inspiring readers wary of science to give it a chance.”
- Booklist (starred review)
From the Back Cover
Praise for the #1 New York Times best-selling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry:
"This book will keep you fascinated with succinct and dynamic explanations of a wide variety of astronomical topics. A winner that every astronomy enthusiast should have on the bookshelf!"
– David J. Eicher, Astronomy
"Grappling with the scope of the universe…is no simple endeavor, but in this tidy overview, [Tyson] succeeds with seeming effortlessness."
– John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"Tyson's insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator."
– Carmine Gallo, Forbes
"A great gift for the scientifically inclined (but busy)."
– Laura Pearson, Chicago Tribune
"Lovely book. Last chapter worthy of Carl Sagan himself."
– Richard Dawkins
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.
An Old Form Yields New Perspectives
There’s something of an irony behind Neil deGrasse Tyson’s decision to publish excerpts from his collective correspondence. Letter writing is well-known as a dying art while astrophysics is abounding in new theories and insights. But the book is less an exercise...
Best so far
Dr. Tyson put his all into this. Letters from an Astrophysicist isn’t just a book, it’s an encompassing of someone’s soul. Great read and price as always.
Not what you think
I bought this for my husband who has the authors there books and he said this one was terrible. I think his quote was, "He needed a car payment " which means he thought the book was just fluff.
Great price, great read so far.
Just got the book today. Started reading it immediately because I was a huge fan of NDT's last bestseller, "Astrophysics For People In A Hurry," and I'm a huge fan of NDT in general. The book is also priced very reasonably for around $12 on Amazon. You don't see books this...
great neil degrasse tyson
as all neil degrasse tyson books, this book is wonderfully written cover many different topics just got cant wait to finish reading it.
Easily Digestible Tyson
This is the first book from Tyson that I’ve been able to finish so far. The literacy and restraint he used in responding to people is remarkable and very telling. He’s a science educator and his responses emulated this. It was an interesting read and I suggest it to anyone...
Dr. Tyson views are not only inspiring but contain lots of wisdom. Having watched multiple youtube videos of his interviews and talks I was always impressed by his breadth of knowledge on cosmos, religion, science, education, etc. This book complements it with thorough...
Otro paso en la búsqueda por la verdad
Leer este libro justo después de Leer "El Mundo y sus Demonios" de Carl Sagan me demuestra que el legado de este último sigue vivo en cada página de un libro que explora la correspondencia de Neil con todo tipo de personas. Desde religiosos a científicos y profesores o...