The Resource Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries, Neil deGrasse Tyson, (electronic resource)

Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries, Neil deGrasse Tyson, (electronic resource)

Label
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries
Title
Death by black hole
Title remainder
and other cosmic quandaries
Statement of responsibility
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to astrophysicist Tyson, director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium, size does matter when it comes to black holes, although the chances of your surviving the encounter aren't good in any case. Tyson takes readers on an exciting journey from Earth's hot springs, where extremophiles flourish in hellish conditions, to the frozen, desolate stretches of the Oort Cloud and the universe's farthest reaches, in both space and time. Tyson doesn't restrict his musings to astrophysics, but wanders into related fields like relativity and particle physics, which he explains just as clearly as he does Lagrangian points, where we someday may park interplanetary filling stations. He tackles popular myths (is the sun yellow?) and takes movie directors--most notably James Cameron--to task for spectacular goofs. In the last section the author gives his take on the hot subject of intelligent design. Readers of Natural History magazine will be familiar with many of the 42 essays collected here
Member of
Has edition
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
523.8/875
Index
index present
LC call number
QB982
LC item number
.T965 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Target audience
adult
Label
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries, Neil deGrasse Tyson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=53BB216A-CFEC-4066-928D-4BA1132C4578
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-368) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn915139707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (384 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393113785
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
53BB216A-CFEC-4066-928D-4BA1132C4578
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o915139707
  • (CaAE) o915139707
  • (OCoLC)915139707

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