Princeton University Press

Welcome to the Universe


Co-authored by Michael Strauss (a professor of astrophysics at Princeton University), J. Richard Gott (professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University) and Neil Degrasse Tyson (astrophysicist, cosmologist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space), this book about space has some star-power behind it. “Welcome To The Universe” is an introduction to astronomy, but in no way is it dumbed down—rather, readers will feel like they’re understanding the impossible. Covering questions about intelligent life, black holes, worm holes and time travel, this book feels almost as infinite as the universe itself.