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The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy - a book by Dean, Cornelia

The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy

More Than 100 Years of Covering the Expanding Universe

The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy( )
Author: Dean, Cornelia
Foreword by: Tyson, Neil deGrasse
ISBN:978-1-4027-9326-4
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $11.99
Book Description:

From the discovery of distant galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, here is the very best on physics and astronomy from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always prided itself on its award-winning science coverage, and these 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. Selected by former science editor Cornelia Dean, they feature such esteemed and Pulitzer...
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Book Details
Pages:576
Detailed Subjects: Science / Physics / General
Science / Astronomy
Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Author Biography
Dean, Cornelia (Author)
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City on October 5, 1958. Interested in astronomy since he was a child, Tyson gave lectures on the topic at the age of 15. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and was the editor-in-chief for its Physical Science Journal. After earning a B.A. in Physics from Harvard in 1980, Tyson received an M.A. in Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia in 1991.

Since 1996, Tyson has held the position of Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. In 2004, Tyson joined the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. He has hosted PBS's television show NOVA scienceNOW since 2006. Tyson can also be seen frequently as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Tyson has written many popular books on astronomy, and he began his "Universe" column for Natural History magazine in 1995. In 2009, he published the bestselling book The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet to describe the controversy over Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet.

Tyson was recognized in 2004 with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2007.

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