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The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

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Told with passion, insight, and humor by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, this is the captivating story of how a moon-struck boy from the Bronx reached for the stars to become one of America's preeminent astrophysicists. Instructive and inspirational, Dr. Tyson's autobiographical reflections offer a perceptive look into how scientists work in and think about the social, political and physical world. Paperback.

Neil deGrasse TysonFrederick P. Rose Director Hayden PlanetariumNeil deGrasse Tyson's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. Tyson obtains his data from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as from telescopes in California, New Mexico, Arizona, and in the Andes Mountains of Chile.Dr. Tyson has written, and continues to write for the public. He is a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine under the title "Universe." And among Tyson's many books is his memoir The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist; and Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, Dr. Tyson hosts the PBS-NOVA's spinoff program NOVA ScienceNow, in addition to his most recent series of 2014 COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey.

Publisher: Prometheus Books
Paperback: 203 pages
Dimensions: 6.05"W x 8.96"H x 0.49"D. 

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