Origins (Digital Audiobook)
Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmosOur true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on 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 American
astrophysicist, author, 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. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the
educational science television show NOVA
ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert
Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy.
In March 2014, he became host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Tyson has
written several nonfiction books, including Death
by Black Hole, which was a New York