Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Letters from an Astrophysicist de Neil…
Carregando...

Letters from an Astrophysicist (original: 2019; edição: 2019)

de Neil deGrasse Tyson (Autor)

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1695125,736 (4)8
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.Tyson's 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson's most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson's quest to explore our place in the cosmos.… (mais)
Membro:mdlerma
Título:Letters from an Astrophysicist
Autores:Neil deGrasse Tyson (Autor)
Informação:W. W. Norton & Company (2019), Edition: Illustrated, 272 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Detalhes da Obra

Letters from an Astrophysicist de Neil deGrasse Tyson (2019)

Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 8 menções

Exibindo 5 de 5
Such a delight! I listened to Audio book which is narrated by the author and it's excellent. Clever answers to people's questions about science and religion, aliens, life and the universe. ( )
  noisydeadlines | Jul 30, 2021 |
An awesome compilation of letters and exchanges between the public and Dr. Tyson, all answered and written in his humorous yet succinct style we’ve come to love. ( )
  geoff79 | Jul 11, 2021 |
This probably hovers between a 3 and a 4, like a 3.5. I like Neil deGrasse Tyson (for the most part). Most of his (other) writings are fine and intellectual and intelligent and great. And this really is no different... but he does come off as smarmy, snarky, and a bit condescending and grandiose towards some of the letters. Also, remember - these are the hand-picked correspondences he chose. So these are the ones he wanted to use to make this book.

Generally he comes off as nice, intelligent, and helpful. But his replies to the religious groups do reek of the typical scientific/intellectual responses; but those aren't even the ones I'm talking about. I'm mainly talking about his responses to just other, random people, and their inquiries. He comes across as both flippant and condescending and elitest at times.

Still, overall a good and interesting read if you like Neil Tyson. Outside of that, your not really 'learning' anything from this, just kind of given a window of his life, a spectrum and view into his mind - per se. A coded, veiled, chosen view, but a somewhat view. ( )
  BenKline | Jul 1, 2020 |
I'm a NDGT fan, but this collection of correspondence was a bit of a letdown. I would've liked to read some correspondence with people he actually takes seriously, a substantial exchange of arguments to whatever topic he deems necessary and not just the ever same litany of "science is better than faith/religion/superstition". Everybody who knows him also knows his stance on this before opening the book, and his arguments in these responses to questions from all kinds of people were, to be blunt, simplistic and repetitive to a degree that it verged on the edge of contemptuous. Perhaps it was because he gathered similar questions into thematic chapters that he sounded like a broken record, but there wasn't much of the wit and enthusiasm for science that is so characteristic for his live appearances. ( )
  DeusXMachina | Mar 17, 2020 |
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a very public scientist. He receives a lot of mail (including email). From this vast archive of correspondence he has culled a selection of letters that ask good questions, bad questions, praise or blame, and to each he provides sensible and sometimes lengthy responses. The sheer effort to meaningfully fulfil how he sees his role as a public scientist is astonishing.

That said, I’m not entirely certain to whom this book is addressed. It is presented by the publishers as a companion, of sorts, to Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. It is not. You would be hard pressed to learn much about astrophysics from these correspondences. Rather what you learn is just how taxing (I want to write “tedious”, but I suspect Tyson is just more generous than I) it must be to be regularly confronted with the cliff edge of scientific illiteracy. Perhaps the few letters of startling optimism and scientific enthusiasm sprinkled in here make up for how disheartening the others must be. Perhaps.

I’d gladly recommend this book to someone to whom it might serve as inspiration. Until then, I’ll continue to recommend Tyson’s other titles. ( )
  RandyMetcalfe | Dec 23, 2019 |
Exibindo 5 de 5
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Lugares importantes
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em Russo. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
If in this I have been tedious, it may be some excuse, I had not time to make it shorter.
--William Cowper
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
To my mother, who first taught me how to write with meaning and impact. And to my father, whose life experience navigating people, places, and things, conferred upon me the necessary wisdom to navigate a life of my own.
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Preface: Now that people communicate with one another primarily by social media, letter-writing has become a lost art.
Citações
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.Tyson's 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson's most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson's quest to explore our place in the cosmos.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Links rápidos

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 4
3.5 1
4 7
4.5 3
5 7

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 160,585,352 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível