About Cosmic Queries

Cosmic Queries

• Publisher: National Geographic (March 2, 2021)
• Hardcover: 312 Pages

In this thought-provoking follow-up to his acclaimed StarTalk book, uber astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world’s most important philosophical questions about the universe with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science.

For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book from Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from his beloved StarTalk podcast.

In these illuminating pages, illustrated with dazzling photos and revealing graphics, Tyson and co-author James Trefil, a renowned physicist and science popularizer, take on the big questions that humanity has been posing for millennia–How did life begin? What is our place in the universe? Are we alone?–and provide answers based on the most current data, observations, and theories.

Populated with paradigm-shifting discoveries that help explain the building blocks of astrophysics, this relatable and entertaining book will engage and inspire readers of all ages, bring sophisticated concepts within reach, and offer a window into the complexities of the cosmos.
For all who loved National Geographic’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and Space Atlas, this new book will take them on more journeys into the wonders of the universe and beyond.

My Thoughts:

In the gulf between the depths of human curiosity and the limits of human ignorance resides a series of questions, some of which we all have asked and all of which some of us have asked. Not all have answers. For those that do, our answers may be incomplete or inadequate. For the remaining queries, we can look around on Earth and up into the heavens to declare with confidence, and a bit of pride, that at least some of the universe is knowable to the human mind. But we must also humbly recognize that as the area of our knowledge grows, so too does the perimeter of our ignorance.

I firmly believe that you should never stop learning, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s new book Cosmic Queries supports this notion. His latest book provides readers with both facts and theories about the vast universe and our place within it.

Within Cosmic Queries, Neil tackles some of the toughest and biggest questions such as: What’s our place in the universe? What is life? How will it end?. Neil’s thoughts on the universe are incredibly eyeopening, though as an existential overthinker, his theories(particularly the predictions of the end) are also slightly depressing. However, I love how Neil doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He goes into great detail explaining what he knows is true and could be true about the universe. And for those who are worried this book may be full of a lot of information you won’t understand, Neil does a great job at watering the information down. With Tyson’s wisdom, the use of stunning graphics and his witty tweets scattered throughout the book, Cosmic Queries is an enjoyable and digestible read for everyone.

Purchase Links

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About Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Queries

Legendary astrophysicist NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON is the host of the popular podcast StarTalk Radio and Emmy award-winning National Geographic Channel shows StarTalk and Cosmos. He earned his BA in physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. The author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Tyson is the first Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Thanks to Trish from TLC Book Tours for inviting me on this blog tour for Cosmic Queries. I received a free copy of this book through TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.