Books by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry)
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Here are Tyson's eight selections, along with a one-liner he gave during his AMA on the importance of each book:. Beyond these eight, Tyson has a few other must-reads on his list, he recently told The New York Times. These reads are for everyone from newborns to presidents. To encourage a child's interest in science, for example, he recommends " On the Day You Were Born " by Debra Frasier, which explains how the forces of the Earth work together to make this planet a perfect home for all of us. And when he or she reaches middle or high school, books like " One, Two, Three. Both of these reads, Tyson says, helped transform the fields of math and science "into an intellectual playground. Adults, too, can benefit spectacularly from a good read.
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Since , he has been the Frederick P. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History , where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in and has been a research associate in the department since From to , he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. In , he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist and the Princeton faculty as a visiting research scientist and lecturer. From to , Tyson wrote monthly essays in the "Universe" column for Natural History magazine, some of which were later published in his books Death by Black Hole and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
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Skip to main content. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. His interest in the universe traces back to age 9, after a first visit to the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, where he has served since Are you an author?
Scholar, statistician and guru of risk-management recommends his favorite novels and the best professional books. Follow favobooks. American astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson about books he recommends to read before you die. While Paine's writings may be esoteric for modern times, fans such as the Infidels swear that this is one of the the best books ever written. Paine himself is as famous for his time in a French prison, and his work with Samuel Adams, as he is for this treatise against organized religion as a tyrannical fraud.