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Origins

Fourteen Billion Years Of Cosmic Evolution

Origins book cover with a cosmic picture of of a glowing area with stars and a space probe in the foreground.

Origins explores cosmic science’s stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe: of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of planets that orbit those stars, and of different forms of life that take us back to the first three seconds and forward through three billion years of life on Earth to today’s search for life on other planets.

Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, co-authors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos revealing what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us.

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Publisher details

Hardcover

September 2004

W. W. Norton & Company

336 pages

Paperback

October 2005, September 2014

W. W. Norton & Company

352 pages

eBook

July 2012

W. W. Norton & Company

13.6 MB

Audiobook

September 2014

Blackstone Audio, Inc.

8h 39m