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Tyson, Neil deGrasse

Overview
Works: 200 works in 371 publications in 5 languages and 22,194 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Science television programs  Biography  Television adaptations  Miscellanea  Observations 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Host, Commentator, Interviewee, osp, Author of introduction, Film editor
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins explains the thrilling daily breakthroughs in our knowledge of the universe from dark energy to life on Mars to the mysteries of space and time. Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, coauthors 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
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the cosmos, written by an American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist, includes "Holy Wars," "Ends of the World," and "Hollywood Nights."
The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog. Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA scientist put it, Pluto was 'discovered by an American for America'. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural, patriotic view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a quest to discover why. Only Tyson can tell this story: he was involved in the first exhibits to demote Pluto, and, consequently, Pluto lovers have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third graders. In his typically witty way, Tyson explores the history of planet recently been judged a dwarf." -- Publisher description
Space chronicles : facing the ultimate frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson presents his views on the future of space travel and America's role in that future, giving his readers an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America's economy, security, and morale
Cosmos : A Spacetime Odyssey( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Carl Sagan's collaborators on the original series, Ann Druyan and Steve Soter, comes this spectacular follow-up to one of the most beloved programs of all time...[this series] continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it." -- Container
One universe : at home in the cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, this book explains the physics of the cosmos in terms of familiar principles at work here on earth (e.g., the force of gravity that lands a baseball in the bleachers also keeps the moon in orbit). Sections cover motion, matter, and energy and are beautifully illustrated with photos and diagrams. Concepts of cosmology are saved for the final chapter, which covers string theory, black holes, dark matter, gamma-ray bursts, cosmological inflation, the Big Bang, and the search for extraterrestrial life
Origins fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (shown), Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
Universe down to Earth by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universe Down to Earth makes vivid analogies between scientific laws and household items such as oven-baked pies, tossed tomatoes, and lightbulbs, as well as amusement park rides, Hollywood films, and junk food. Consequently, each idea presented etches delightful impressions on the reader's mind
400 years of the telescope a journey of science, technology and thought( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container
The Pluto files( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the controversy surrounding the farthest rock from the sun. The author of the book "The Pluto Files," Neil deGrasse Tyson realized that distant orbiting rock held a special place in the hearts of schoolchildren across the nation when the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium rescinded Pluto's planetary status, and caused an uproar amongst pint-sized astronomers. By reexamining the discovery of Pluto and exploring the enigmatic Kuiper belt at the edge of our solar system, Tyson gives us the unique opportunity to look at the cosmos in a whole new light. Conversations with scientists and space enthusiasts reveal just how passionate some earthlings can get when it comes to reclassifying long-established heavenly bodies
How does the brain work?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short documentaries exploring the fascinating inner workings of the brain, with programs examining how the visual interpretation of information is used in magic and sleight of hand, the efforts of scientists to replicate human logic in artificial intelligence, the role of magnetism in "mind control," and the research of neuroscientist David Eagleman
Merlin's tour of the universe : a skywatcher's guide to everything from Mars and quasars to comets, planets, blue moons, and werewolves by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin, a fictional visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy, Planet Omniscia, has been friends with many of the most important scientific figures of the past including Kepler, da Vinci, Magellan, Doppler, Einstein and Hubble. In this delightful tour of the galaxies, Merlin often recounts his conversations with these historical figures in his responses to popular astronomy questions asked by adults and children alike. Merlin's well-informed answers combine a unique combination of wit and poetry along with serious science explained in refreshingly clear, reader-friendly language.Dear Merlin: Can a person cross our galaxy in a spaceship during one human lifespan?Merlin: In 1905, Merlin's good friend Albert Einstein introduced the "Special Theory of Relativity," which predicts that time will tick slower and slower the faster you travel. Were you to embark on such an adventure you could conceivably age as little as you wish, depending of course, on your exact speed. The problem arises when you return to Earth, which will have moved several hundred thousand years into the future and everyone will have forgotten about you.A skywatcher's book for lovers of the universe by one of its greatest lights.From the Trade Paperback edition
How smart are animals?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short documentaries detailing amazing advancements in scientific research on the intelligence of animals, like the discovery that the dog brain is remarkably similar to a human's, observations revealing that dolphins are capable of advanced communication, and more. Episodes include: Dog genius, Creative dolphins, Octopus & cuttlefish, and a profile of Irene Pepperberg and her talking parrot, Alex
My favorite universe by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clear introductions to essential principles of physics support these lectures, including density, quantum theory, gravity, and the General Theory of Relativity. Also includes forays into disciplines such as chemistry and biology as needed to explain events in astronomy
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
Space shuttle disaster( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new look at the tragedy that took place in 2003 through interviews with astronauts and families of the deceased. Learn what went wrong and why the shuttle program didn't reach the goal for routine and safe space travel
Secrets of angels, demons & Masons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two programs investigating the machinations of two secret societies featured in Dan Brown's novel Angels & demons and his sequel to The Da Vinci code. The first program explores intrigues involving the Illuminati and the Vatican, offering theories into the death of Pope John Paul I and the Vatican Bank scandal. The second program covers the clandestine history of the Freemasons
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the cosmos, written by an American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist, includes "Holy Wars," "Ends of the World," and "Hollywood Nights."
The Pluto files [the rise and fall of America's favorite planet] by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy
Can we live forever?( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative episode of NOVA scienceNOW examines whether we can slow down the aging process, looks at the latest on human hibernation, and checks in with bioengineers and a computer scientist inventing ways to keep us "going forever." Neil deGrasse Tyson also takes a lighthearted look at whether the tricks that have kept a 1966 Volvo running for 2.7 million miles can also help the human body go the extra mile
 
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Alternative Names
De Grasse Tyson , Neil

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Нил Деграс Тајсон

Ніл Деграсс Тайсон

Тайсон, Нил Деграсс

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نيل تايسون

نیل دگرس تایسون

نیل ڈیگراسے ٹائیسن

নেইল ডেগ্রেস টাইসন Astrophysicist

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タイソン, ニール

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ニール・ドグラース・タイソン

奈爾德葛拉司泰森 Astrophysicist

Languages
English (147)

Italian (5)

German (3)

Chinese (2)

Czech (1)

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Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandariesThe Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planetSpace chronicles : facing the ultimate frontierOne universe : at home in the cosmosOrigins fourteen billion years of cosmic evolutionUniverse down to EarthMerlin's tour of the universe : a skywatcher's guide to everything from Mars and quasars to comets, planets, blue moons, and werewolvesSecrets of angels, demons & Masons