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Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters From an Astrophyicist book cover, which shows a glowing ink well with a complex nebula-like object.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by unveiling his candid correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.

Tyson’s 2017 best-seller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Now, revealing Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to understand our place in the cosmos.

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Publisher details

Hardcover

October 2019

W. W. Norton & Company

272 pages

Paperback

September 2020

W. W. Norton & Company

272 pages

eBook

October 2019

W. W. Norton & Company

4.0 MB

Audiobook

October 2019

Audible

5h 35m