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Starry messenger : cosmic perspectives on civilization / Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250861504
  • ISBN: 1250861500
  • Physical Description: xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture: Science and society -- Truth & beauty : aesthetics in life and in the cosmos -- Exploration & discovery : the value of both when shaping civilization -- Earth & moon : cosmic perspectives -- Conflict & resolution : tribal forces within us all -- Risk & reward : calculations we make daily with our own lives and the lives of other -- Meatarians & vegetarians : we are not entirely what we eat -- Gender & identity : people are more the same than different -- Color & race : once again, people are more the same than different -- Law & order : the foundation of civilization, whether we like it or not -- Coda: Life & death.
Summary, etc.:
"Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time--war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race--in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Science and civilization.
Civilization > Philosophy.
Cosmology.
SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics.
SCIENCE / Essays.
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Genre: Essays.

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