Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries - Neil de Grasse Tyson

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

By Neil de Grasse Tyson

  • Release Date: 2007-11-17
  • Genre: Astronomy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 165 Ratings)


"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly

Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.


  • A wonderful decision

    By Demoted Pluto
    Even I found him inciteful, educational and downright funny!
  • Great scientist, great book

    By Annonymous 2344567
    Just buy it. Read it. Enjoy!
  • A great book if you're interested astrophysics.

    By Shari301
    I am a huge fan of Neil Degrasse Tyson and his work in astrophysics, and his work in helping to convey science in a very fun and exciting way. This book in all honesty will help you think about the universe in ways you never expected my whole thinking about the universe is definitely broader after reading this book.
  • Death by black hole

    By Kkowalesk21
    Well I haven't read it but what I've seen it looks very good
  • Totally recommend it

    By X-tanlee
    Awesome book!
  • Must read!

    By suiciedchild
    Great book, informative and well written, with comical twists. A pleasure to read. Thank you for writing this book.
  • An Enjoyable Read.

    By BlkThor
    Perfect book for a lazy afternoon. The author is very informative and delivers his packets of knowledge with a healthy dose of humor and wit. I look forward to purchasing more of his books.
  • Very very good

    By Jizo Bizo
    One of the best astronomy books I have ever read. I'm not a big astronomy buff but I like to know what's going on, and this book explains things in the scientific terminology then he breaks it down into English. I own the physical book and when I seen it in the book store I had to have.
  • Death by black hole

    By RezAsh
    This is a great read for anyone interested in astronomy.