Origins by Donald Goldsmith & Neil deGrasse Tyson
Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

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“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds


Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
 

About Donald Goldsmith & Neil deGrasse Tyson

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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 has begun production of a new Cosmos series, premiering in early 2013. He lives in New York City.
 
Published October 17, 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company. 352 pages
Genres: Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Companion volume to a PBS Nova special takes a look at the origins of life, the universe, and everything.

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hanks to "Origins," a brainy but accommodating series on PBS's "Nova," viewers can see what textbooks can't fully depict.

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The authors continually refer to the reach and limits of science, explaining, as they offer a chronological tour of cosmic history, just what they think science can tell us and what it can't (as they end the journey, focusing on the possibility of extraterrestrial life, they deliver several sharp...

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The special features are so standard that I would almost recommend saving yourself the couple bucks and pick up the single-disc version as opposed to the two-disc special edition -but there is a pretty lively interview with Stan Lee.

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New York Magazine

She then introduces us to her women’s group: Teri Hatcher, quite nicely recovered from her Howie Long commercials;

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