Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

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This beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe.For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere. In 2009, he founded StarTalk, the wildly popular podcast that became an Emmy-nominated talk show on the National Geographic Channel this year. Tyson's pioneering, provocative book will take the greatest hits from the airwaves to the page in one smart, richly illustrated compendium. Featuring vivid photography, thought-provoking sidebars, enlightening facts, and fun quotes from science and entertainment luminaries like Bill Nye and Dan Aykroyd, StarTalk reimagines science's most challenging topics-from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes-in a relatable, humorous way that will delight fans and new readers alike.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, 2016
ISBN: 9781426217272
Branch Call Number: 523.1 TYS 2016
Characteristics: 302 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Star talk


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Nov 26, 2018

Loved the book. Great read! Definitely getting my own copy as a useful reference.

Aug 16, 2018

Could you be stuck up in a space capsule for three years just to walk on Mars? Have you ever wondered where comets come from? Are you curious about how the earth and the sun were formed? Once inside this fascinating guide, all of your questions will be answered.
If you don’t know who Neil deGrasse Tyson is, you might be living in a cave with no television or radio. Startalk Radio first hit the airwaves in 2007 with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sharing his love and enthusiasm for all things in the world of science. Startalk has been pegged a fun show with open discussion of pop culture pertaining to science. But anymore, with its over a million fans, Startalk is now on the internet and the National Geographic channel.
How do earthquakes and melting glaciers change earth’s rotation? In December of 2004 an earthquake in the Indian Ocean, the third strongest ever recorded, shortened the day by two microseconds. Melting glaciers have increased the day by creating higher sea levels that lengthen the day by a thousandth of a second since 1900. If we screw earth up, can we go to another planet? According to Tyson, it would be easier and require less energy to fix our world than for all of us to travel to another one. Can salt really kill you? Yes, if you ate several cups in one sitting it can cause seizures then death.

This amazing guide covers topics such as food, science, space, zombies, the physics of super heroes, planets, pollution and more. This book is for anyone interested in learning about the world and can absolutely use their imagination. Startalk is broken up into for sections covering Space, Planet Earth, Being Human and Futures Imagined. Each page is host to introductions, fun facts along with fantastic photos and imagery. Families, parents and teachers can use this guide to open discussions and become experts in all the science that makes our world and universe go around.

Nov 08, 2017

Interesting read. Covered a lot more than what I had expected it to cover.

Jul 04, 2017

Readable format with many photos, too bad it has an entire chapter about how there is no God and religious folks are idiots.

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Nov 10, 2016

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