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My Favorite Universe

Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson,The Great Courses
Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
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What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone?

In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based. Discover the answers to these and other startling questions about the cosmos with My Favorite Universe, a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and its history, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth, and perhaps the entire universe, might end.

In this lecture series, Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who directs the nation's most famous planetarium, makes that understanding available to anyone. Explore how black holes are formed, how asteroids move through space, why the odds seem overwhelmingly in favor of extraterrestrial life, and much more. With the foundation provided by this magnificent course, the realities of the universe will be revealed in stark - and often violent - beauty.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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From a reader with an average intellect, this was presented in an easy to follow and interesting perspective.

It was so good, I’ve purchased another on the subject.

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One of the best courses

This course, together with "The Inexplicable Universe", are among my favourite ones. Professor Tyson is not only a great scientist, but also an amazing lecturer. He captures your attention right from the start and leads you deep into the Universe and its mysteries. The course is definitely worth your credit.

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Excellent, inspiring, informative, one of my all-time favorites!

Author read. He conveys his fascination with the subject and his honesty like no other.

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