6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
In a world of useless religious fervor,
This review is from: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (Paperback)
NDT is a luminary, not just in astrophysics, but in the lost art of thinking. In a world of agendas and vested interests, NDT pens a cogent argument for why we as a species need to work together in the development of the humanities, science and evolution into the future.
Of all the ails which beset Man, I believe a lack of education underpins them all. In a world of useless religious fervor, reality television and biased media, this book invites the reader to be part of something that's worth fighting for.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Worth the read!!,
This review is from: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (Kindle Edition)...especially if you know what you are getting. This is a collection of interviews, essays, editorials and missives by Tyson, who I consider to be a phenomenal communicator. This is not a book but a collection of his positions on space, NASA, politics, and science, etc., These individual components are loosely organized by theme, but there is a redundancy throughout the book, which is exactly what you would expect. This is NDT telling us why we should be excited about further exploration of space, and laying out the reasons in many different formats. It is (in this sense) repetitive because his message is consiostent and often certain events are cited repeatedly throughout the book. However, his message, even repetitively stated, is compelling, inspiring, and beautifully delivered. NDTs passion is obvious and his true gift, making these complex topics accessible to lay public, is what makes this book a fun read. It will stimulate reflection, conversation and debate. And this is... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating but disjointed and repetitive,
This review is from: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (Kindle Edition)I bought this book solely on a conversation I heard on a talk show from Neil Degrasse Tyson. The man was fascinating. As I read the book I wasn't disappointed. I love books that link together time, places and events that you may or may not have realized were going on in the background. Another such book if your interested is the Dream Machine that outlines the history of the PC industry in a similar way to the Video Triumph of the Nerds only in more detail. It's not a Kindle Ebook but worth the read. Check it out at the following link.
My two problems with this book as there was no obvious flow to the chapters. In My Humble Opinion it appears that they just simply took a bunch of writings and interviews and slapped them together in a sort of Greatest Hits of Neil Tyson. Also if you anticipating more be... Read more