Interview by Paul Salfen
Cosmic Queries Takes Readers on an Awe-Inspiring Journey to the Forefront of the Galactic Frontier
Written for everyone who wants to understand their place in the universe,COSMIC QUERIES: STARTALK’S GUIDE TO WHO WE ARE, HOW WE GOT HERE, AND WHERE WE’RE GOING tackles big questions that humanity has been pondering for millennia.
How did life begin? Are we alone in the universe? How will it all end? In his provocative new book, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down challenging philosophical conundrums with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science. His enlightening book will inspire readers of all ages, offering new ways to understand the complexities of the universe.
Filled with fascinating discoveries that help explain the building blocks of astrophysics, Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going (published by National Geographic) brings sophisticated scientific concepts within reach and sheds light on new astronomical and astrophysical discoveries. Together with distinguished physicist James Trefil, Tyson answers tough questions using brand-new data, observations, and theories.
Inspired by “Cosmic Queries,” one of StarTalk’s most popular podcast themes, this captivating book allows Tyson to delve deep into the questions that matter most to his legions of listeners. Building on the wisdom of the ancients and explaining the most significant science of today, Tyson takes readers on an intriguing journey from past to future, punctuated with stunning images portraying not only the universe but also the key ideas that help us understand it. Because some of the secrets of the cosmos remain to be solved, he strives to stoke readers’ curiosity and encourage them to continue to ask questions—and to keep looking up!