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Origins by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Donald Goldsmith
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Origins

Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

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Narrator Kevin Kenerly
Length 8 hours 39 minutes
Language English
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A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos

Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. In 2017 he became the first American to win the prestigious Stephen Hawking Medal for science communication. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011 he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, and in March 2014 he became host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Tyson has written several New York Times bestselling nonfiction books.

Donald Goldsmith is an astronomy writer in Berkeley, California, and the author of more than twenty books.

Kevin Kenerly, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, earned a BA at Olivet College. A longtime member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has acted in more than twenty seasons, playing dozens of roles.

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Reviews

“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?”

“Combining twenty-first–century astronomy, astrobiology, astrochemistry, and other disciplines, Origins is a fine guidebook with which to journey ‘back to the beginning of everything.’”

“[Tyson] distills the complex breakthroughs of geology, biology, and astrophysics into clear and lively prose.”

“Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith…[in] a racy and nonmathematical style…encourage us to search for answers that could overturn much of what we think we already know. The task is daunting but the excitement glows from every page.”

“Tyson and Goldsmith search the depths of the universe for clues to how billions of heavenly bodies, Earth, and life itself began. They energetically cover the breadth of modern cosmology.”

“Animated, good-natured, and widely appealing.”

“This is the most informative, congenial, and accessible general look at cosmology to come along since Carl Sagan’s Cosmos twenty-seven years ago…General readers of every stripe will benefit from the authors’ sophisticated, deeply knowledgeable presentation.”

“An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology.”

“A terrific historical perspective…Amateur astronomers—in fact, any reader who enjoys popular science—will find fascinating information presented in clear but never patronizing language. Highly recommended.”

“The authors adopt a colloquial, even conversational style suited to readers new to the ideas and vocabulary of big-bang cosmology; they make comprehensible the connections between subatomic physics and the structure of the universe…Aiming for mass appeal, Tyson and Goldsmith cover the whole celestial block.”

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