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cspg
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posted 06-20-2011 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil deGrasse Tyson, edited by Avis Lang
A thought-provoking and humorous collection on NASA and the future of space travel.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily and brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists.

Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively on hold — with a five - or possibly ten-year delay until the next launch of astronauts from U.S. soil — Tyson's views on the future of space travel and America’s role in that future are especially timely and urgent. This book represents the best of Tyson's commentary, including a candid new introductory essay on NASA and partisan politics, giving us an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America's economy, security, and morale.

Thanks to Tyson's fresh voice and trademark humor, his insights are as delightful as they are provocative, on topics that range from the missteps that shaped our recent history of space travel to how aliens, if they existed, might go about finding us.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, a monthly columnist for Natural History, and an award-winning author. He has begun production of a new Cosmos series, premiering in early 2013. He lives in New York City.

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (February 27, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0393082105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393082104
The UK title of this book is more appealing: "Failure to Launch - The Dreams and Delusions of Space Enthusiasts".

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Paperback edition is due September 2, 2014.

Along with his other book: "The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet."

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The paperback version is already in stores (I saw it this past weekend at Space Center Houston). Amazon notes it was released Feb. 25, 2013.

"The Pluto Files" was released in paperback on Dec. 7, 2009. It looks however, like there is a new edition coming out on Sept. 2, 2014.

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