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Explore the Cosmos Like Neil Degrasse Tyson : A Space Science Journey
by Cap Saucier


Overview - This introduction to space science for children uses the story of Neil deGrasse Tyson's life and career to frame the journey.
Catch the thrill of the cosmos and space science through the life of Neil deGrasse Tyson--the popular astrophysicist, science communicator, and host of FOX-TV's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." In language neither too simple nor overly technical, author CAP Saucier interweaves up-to-date information about the universe and the science of astrophysics with a biographical portrait of the famous astrophysicist.
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Overview
This introduction to space science for children uses the story of Neil deGrasse Tyson's life and career to frame the journey.
Catch the thrill of the cosmos and space science through the life of Neil deGrasse Tyson--the popular astrophysicist, science communicator, and host of FOX-TV's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." In language neither too simple nor overly technical, author CAP Saucier interweaves up-to-date information about the universe and the science of astrophysics with a biographical portrait of the famous astrophysicist. Quotes from Tyson appear throughout each chapter, personalizing the science.
Illustrated with striking images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the story of one man's successful life in space science may inspire kids to follow a similar path. As Tyson makes clear, there is still much to do for future space scientists: diverting asteroids, unraveling the mystery of dark matter, finding life elsewhere in the universe, and more

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781633880146
  • ISBN-10: 1633880141
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 177
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Astronomy
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-12-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

This hybrid combines a biography of prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson with an introduction to the study of physics and the cosmos. In addition to covering Tyson’s childhood, adolescence, education, and work, Saucier delves into the social climate of his upbringing: “People often wonder why Neil did not try to be an astronaut. In the 1960s, astronauts were all white men with crew cuts. There were no women or black astronauts.” Oddly, while Saucier met with Tyson while writing the book, she often eschews direct quotes in favor of awkward paraphrases (“Neil’s favorite blues performer is Buddy Guy because Neil really can feel what Buddy is singing”). Profiles of scientists that informed Tyson’s work are interspersed, as are varied topics in astrophysics, but inelegant prose lets down this effort. A glossary and source notes are included. Ages 8–12. (Mar.)

 
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