Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters from an Astrophysicist

The natural follow-up 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 unveiling his candid correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of one hundred 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. Now, revealing Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to understand our place in the cosmos.

Title:Letters from an Astrophysicist
ISBN:9781324003311
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    Letters from an Astrophysicist Reviews

  • Will Byrnes

    Yes, the universe wants to kill us. But on the other hand, we all want to live. So let’s find a way together to deflect the asteroids, find the cure to the next lethal virus, mitigate hurricanes, t...

  • Andrienne

    Great companion for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. This book is a compilation of letters that the author received from strangers as well as letters he wrote to everyone and as opinion pieces. The...

  • Dan Graser

    This wonderful brief volume is an excellent follow-up to his equally brief and equally potent, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," in that you get a varied glimpse into the ebulliently enthusiastic ...

  • Nikolaos

    This book touches on an array of subjects giving you a glimpse into Dr. Tyson's mind over the years. Perhaps "the universe is under no obligation to make sense to [us]," but these letters help you rea...

  • Ryan Boissonneault

    Letters from an Astrophysicist is a collection of letters and replies from Neil deGrasse Tyson to his fans and other inquirers, collected over a span of more than two decades. The topics range across ...

  • Tina Gundy

    Dear Neil...Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson held my interest and is one you should give a listen to. It’s uplifting, sometimes sad, and at times gives you something to ponder.W...

  • Free Fallin? Reader

    Rather than a formal review, I’d like to share a few quotes and sections that stood out to me. Since this is a nonfiction book, I do not consider this to be a spoiler, however, if you’re wanting t...

  • Abhishek Desikan

    I have followed Neil deGrasse Tyson for a long time. YouTube, books, Star Talk podcasts, a live talk, Cosmos, etc., are some of the ways I've become accustomed to his style and views on all things und...

  • Lee Underwood

    Tyson is a staunch and unrepentant defender of scientific truth. I like that, and relish his quarrels with those challenging scientific truth. But that’s not where he’s at his best. To me, he’s ...

  • Michael Kress

    This is the third book I've read by Tyson, and by far the best. He's the king of fun facts. What makes this better than the other two is that it appeals in the same way his television persona original...