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Cosmic queries : StarTalk's guide to who we are, how we got here, and where we're going / Neil deGrasse Tyson with James Trefil ; edited by Lindsey N. Walker.

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  • 6 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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2 current holds with 12 total copies.

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North Kansas City Public Library 523.1 TYSON 2021 (Text) 0001002439782 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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What is our place in the universe? -- How do we know what we know? -- How did the universe get to be this way? -- How old is the universe? -- What is the universe made of? -- What is life? -- Are we alone in the universe? -- How did it all begin? -- How will it all end? -- What does nothing have to do with everything?.
Summary, etc.:
"An exploration of some of the deepest questions about our place in the universe"-- Provided by publisher.
"In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world's thorniest philosophical conundrums, armed with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science. Together with distinguished physicist James Trefil, Tyson presents questions that have preoccupied humanity for millennia. Then, using the latest theories, from the Big Bang to string theory and the multiverse, he explores the answers, bolstered with stunning images and the latest insights from missions to planets, moon, asteroids, and beyond. Filled with paradigm-shifting concepts arising from the ideas of astrophysics today, this enlightening book will inspire readers of all ages, offering new ways to understand the complexities of life and the universe we inhabit" -- Front jacket flap.
Subject: Cosmology > Popular works.
Astronomy.
Space archaeology.
Space sciences.
Life.
Planets.

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Cosmic Queries : StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
Cosmic Queries : StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
by Tyson, Neil deGrasse; Trefil, James
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Cosmic Queries : StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going


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.

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