Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution (Paperback)
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"An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology." —Kirkus Reviews
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 the Author
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City.
Donald Goldsmith is an astronomy writer in Berkeley, California.
Tyson and Goldsmith search the depths of the universe for clues to how billions of heavenly bodies, Earth, and life itself began. They energetically cover the breadth of modern cosmology.
— Science News
Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, Origins turns the spotlight on cosmic beginnings and shows how we got where we are today.
— Scientific American Book Club
Animated, good-natured and widely appealing.
— Richard Tihany - Eyepiece