I believe this is my first time reviewing a nonfiction book, let’s see how this goes.
If you don’t know who Neil DeGrasse Tyson is, he’s the king of making science simple, entertaining and informative all at once, not that I don’t like science, I love it, in fact, that is why I’m studying to be a scientist.
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries is a collection of essays on the cosmos written by Degrasse Tyson. The main purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to physics of black holes and other fascinating things that happen on the universe.
Each essay addresses a different topic, from the birth of the universe all the way to the Pluto wars. There is some overlap between essays which leads to some facts being repeated but it isn’t enough where you would roll your eyes. When you read you can see the excitement that Tyson has for his field, which makes you excited as well.
I really enjoyed this book, Tyson’s writing is light-hearted and he is able to crack some jokes here and there. He is also able to explain the most complex concepts and theories in an astonishing accessible way.
Smoothly entertaining, full of fascinating treats and frequently humorous, this book fulfilled its purpose of bringing science and astrophysics to us common folks who don’t know much about it or to people who already know something but feel like they want to know some more.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Bye, keep on reading.