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My Favorite Universe Lecture

My Favorite Universe

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What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone?

In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based. Discover the answers to these and other startling questions about the cosmos with My Favorite Universe, a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and its history, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth, and perhaps the entire universe, might end.

In this lecture series, Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who directs the nation's most famous planetarium, makes that understanding available to anyone. Explore how black holes are formed, how asteroids move through space, why the odds seem overwhelmingly in favor of extraterrestrial life, and much more. With the foundation provided by this magnificent course, the realities of the universe will be revealed in stark - and often violent - beauty.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2003 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2003 The Great Courses

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    a addison 23/11/2016
    a addison 23/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "entertaining "

    Well put together very interesting would love to see movie following advice from course

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11/05/2017
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    "illuminating"

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is the man about town.

    he is the embodiment of truth and realness

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  • dan
    21/08/16
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    "Wish there was more"

    Neil is a great story teller, and really paints an intriguing picture of the subjects covered. The depth of topics covered is probably more at the high school level not at the University level. However, the range is great enough that unless you're really in to astrophysics you'll probably find a lot that you didn't know.

    I really appreciate how Neil discussed the topics, and so I really wish that the lectures went more in depth on each subject. As they are, it's more a sampling of a lot of topics related to astrophysics and space in general.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    28/04/17
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    "Good for beginners"

    Neil degrasse Tyson is great, as always. But this lecture serious is for beginners, for space enthusiasts you should probably look elsewhere

    25 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Gregory Collier
    14/06/16
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    "some already covered ground but more personal"

    always a fun listen when the man himself does the talking.
    Some of the material you may have read or watched already but there are some nice touches here that still make it a good listen.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra Schoeb
    14/05/17
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    "Basic information, pretty well presented."

    A very interesting lecture but rather basic in the information presented. I had been exposed to most of it in high school and college physics and astronomy classes. If you haven't had that yet, then it is an excellent introduction to all the concepts. If you are looking for more in-depth explanations, then you may want to look elsewhere.
    Nonetheless it still a good course. I will probably listen to this again just for the entertainment.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Don
    03/06/16
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    "Engaging"

    Tyson's cadence is sometimes difficult to follow, but the story he has to tell is mesmerizing. A layman like myself can learn about our environment and it's place in our universe.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    29/04/16
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    "thought provoking"

    easy to understand, however if you get distracted for a few minutes and tune back in you may get a little lost. As information is consistantly built within each lecture. This course is nice on a long boring drive through farmlands.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • taylor
    24/05/16
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    "good but basic"

    NDT makes a wonderful narrator but the series is quite short. would listen to this more than once.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Ted Lengyel
    HUBBARD, OHIO, US
    09/06/16
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    "learning made fun"

    love the way he makes things that are so complex much easier to understand.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Deuce B
    Denver CO
    14/08/17
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    "Great Listen"

    Very informal and very informative lectures about the cosmos which explain complex subject matter in simple to understand terms.Tyson has a mind like Einstein but with the ability to explain the extraordinary subject matter of physics, chemistry, and mathematics and the cosmos in well thought out analogies that are easily understood by the average Joe.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • AlexK
    04/08/17
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    "Great"

    Very very well told. I wish to learn more about this topic. Recommended to non-professionals as a very inspiring starting point. Also recommended to professional who which to improve their talking skills. Thanks!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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