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I want to start off by saying this book is a fun, informative, challenging and enjoyable read. That said, parts of it stand out as extremely convoluted and hard for me to understand much like a texts book from upper level college courses. Astronomy was not my major; I’m just a Backyard Bozo with Binoculars (BBB).
One of the most intelligent men I’ve worked with was a Pipefitter by the name of Duff. He could look at two pipes tell you what is needed and how to fix the problem. One night after a hard day of work we sit down for coffee and he asked me this question. “If you could get your car up to the speed of light and turned on the headlights would they work OR would you just become another crater on the Moon?” At that time I didn’t have an answer, but now I think I could give him a good answer. For the answer READ THE BOOK.
Despite the innocent-sounding title and Neil deGrasse Tyson's name on the cover, this is a serious, in-depth introduction to astrophysics that includes many equations, diagrams as well as gorgeous photography.
Accessible, informative and entertaining.