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

Author(s): Tyson, Neil deGrasse
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Subjects: Black holes (Astronomy)
Cosmology
Exobiology
Solar system
Religion and science
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007
LC Classification: Q, QB
Table of Contents: Prologue : the beginning of science 15
1. Coming to our senses 25
2. On earth as in the heavens 31
3. Seeing isn't believing 38
4. The information trap 48
5. Stick-in-the-mud science 60
6. Journey from the center of the sun 69
7. Planet parade 75
8. Vagabonds of the solar system 85
9. The five points of lagrange 95
10. Antimatter matters 102
11. The importance of being constant 111
12. Speed limits 119
13. Going ballistic 127
14. On being dense 135
15. Over the rainbow 144
16. Cosmic windows 152
17. Colors of the cosmos 161
18. Cosmic plasma 168
19. Fire and ice 175
20. Dust to dust 185
21. Forged in the stars 192
22. Send in the clouds 199
23. Goldilocks and the three planets 207
24. Water, water 213
25. Living space 221
26. Life in the universe 229
27. Our radio bubble 238
28. Chaos in the solar system 249
29. Coming attractions 254
30. Ends of the world 263
31. Galactic engines 268
32. Knock 'Em dead 275
33. Death by black hole 283
34. Things people say 291
35. Fear of numbers 298
36. On being baffled 303
37. Footprints in the sands of science 309
38. Let there be dark 320
39. Hollywood nights 327
40. In the beginning 337
41. Holy wars 346
42. The perimeter of ignorance 353
Notes: LCCN: 2006022058
ISBN: 0393062244
ISBN: 9780393062243
EAN: 9780393062243
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-368) and indexes
Physical Description: 384 p. ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 70265574
ISBN/ISSN: 0393062244
9780393062243
9780393062243

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