Space Chronicles

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

So today let’s check out something relaxing – “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frotier” by Neil deGrasse Tyson. For those of you who have no idea who Neil Tyson is I can safely say that he’s the only reason you need to read this book. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a popular astrophysicist, who is among the rare breed of scientists who have an amazing gift of charisma. In this book he looks at the history and the future of NASA and space exploration in general.

 

Basic info

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (February 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393082105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393082104
  • Average Amazon Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

 

About the Author

Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Besides that he is also a best-selling author and a TV personality.

 

About the Book

Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively on hold—with a five- or possibly ten-year delay until the next launch of astronauts from U.S. soil—Tyson discusses his views on the future of space travel and the role of US in the future of space exploration. This book is basically a commentary of Neil Tyson on the politics of NASA and an opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America’s economy, security, and morale. Thanks to Tyson’s fresh voice and trademark humour, his insights are as delightful as they are provocative, on topics that range from the missteps that shaped our recent history of space travel to how aliens, if they existed, might go about finding us.

This 384 page book is comprised of 36 chapters in total which are divided in three major sections: I. Why? II. How? and III. Why Not? That is – why do we need space exploration and what are the advantages of it? Also what are the ways to improve and develop space exploration? And finally what are the cons of it. So the book basically tries to answer these questions, while also reminding the history of NASA to the kind readers.

Space Chronicles

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