by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    • Mr Tyson made it easy and fun to learn about possibly the geekiest information that exists. I had a long-standing curiosty about all things that make up the universe, but no time/ability to obtain a PHd. He put the essential concepts, terminology, history, and challenges within my grasp.
    • I was hoping that this would be a good addition to my library, but I was quite disappointed. I understand that it's meant to be a short overview, but it feels a touch too short and almost unfinished. In comparison to books by Carl Sagan, all of which I've read, this pales in comparison. Neil is not nearly as likeable, his ego shines through in a number of passages. This feels less like a chat with a friendly, intelligent friend and more like a monologue by a college professor that loves himself too much.
    • I enjoyed Tyson's tour through cosmology. I have read several books over the past few years on the physics of the universe and Tyson's book is a lovely "condensed version" of my previous readings. Tyson has a straightforward, folksy writing style that entertains as it informs. If one is looking for a complete documentation of the current state of cosmology, this is not that book. If one is looking for an introduction to this dense topic, Tyson's book is a very good starting place.
    • Except for the first few pages, which I found difficult to follow, the book is an extraordinary,enlightening and entertaining journey into some understanding of the universe within which we live. An inviting primer that may lead the reader to greater study of our world. Neil Tyson's explanations can easily entice one to seek more information and knowledge as a reader of mystery novels would seek more clues. A great book.
    • Full disclosure: I have met Dr. Tyson more than once, to the point that I have his phone number.Absolutely amazing book! I recommend that everyone read this book. It is a very simple primer on astrophysics. It does not get into a lot of detail, insane math, Etc, and it's something that can easily be read by a novice.Even people with experience on the subject will also find very interesting facts and ideas.Also, I have to say, that I absolutely love how the title is , for lack of a better term, an amazingly hilarious pun LOL ;))