Readers of "Natural History" magazine or the monthly "Universe" essays recognise Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his best essays across a myriad of topics. The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes, "Holy Wars" examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts and "Hollywood Nights" assails the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right.
A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. “One of today’s best popularizers of science.” - Kirkus Reviews
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries is a popular science book written by Neil deGrasse Tyson and first published in 2007. It is an anthology of several of Tyson's most popular articles, and was featured in an episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Death by Black Hole is divided into seven sections: The Nature of Knowledge, The Knowledge of Nature, Ways and Means of Nature, The Meaning of Life, When the Universe Turns Bad, Science and Culture, and Science and God. - Wikipedia