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Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book) Paperback – May 1, 2001

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Steven Soter is a member of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He was a co-writer, with Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, of the Cosmos television series, and co-author with Ann Druyan of the new Hayden Planetarium’s inaugural sky show.

Neil de Grasse Tyson is director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium. He has authored five books on the universe, including The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. He is also a monthly columnist for Natural History magazine and was the project scientist for the Hall of the Universe in the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

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Product Details

  • Series: American Museum of Natural History Book
  • Paperback: 253 pages
  • Publisher: New Press (May 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565846028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565846029
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, a monthly columnist for Natural History, and an award-winning author. He lives in New York City.

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This is a wonderful summary of cosmic knowledge, as of the year of its publication, 2001. Many of the items the average reader would have wondered about, such as the size of our solar system, or our galaxy, or the comparable sizes of our planets, are spelled out in plain language. Many of the current mysteries are tackled by revealing the current theories, so that the reader can decide what one to believe. The authors, Stephen Sotor and Neal Tyson have presented the material in a most logical and instructive way. This is a jewel of a book, and it belongs in everyone's library, thanks to the Museum of Natural History.
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By Sri on May 25, 2014
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I love Steven Soter and Neil Tyson in this book. They've spoken so well in this book

Would recommend for all avid astronomers whether it's hobby or your primary focus.
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