Book Review: Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Submitted by Zhan


This is a book about science and it covers space, earth, being human, and our future and it is a question and facts book (but it is mostly questions.) Important questions, such as: What is it like on this ISS? Could a black hole be destroyed? Is there a solution to pollution? Shall we play a game? If we evolved from monkeys, why are monkeys still here? Could Superman survive a black hole? When will we be able to time travel? There are lots of questions in here!

Section 1: Space

The first few questions are about the ISS, Mars and astronaut life. Then it talks about wormholes and travelling (a bit sci0fi) then was a review of the solar system.

Section 2: Planet Earth

It is still a bit spacey at first but then is about pollution, climate, etc. Then is a part about thinking about our Earth (should we regret what we’ve done to our land under our feet?)

Section 3: Human Body

It first talks about the “sensors” that are us and then how we evolved over the centuries.

Section 4: Zombies! Superheros! Aliens! Warp travel! and the best of all, Time travel!

This is all imagination but Albert Einstein said “imagination is more important than knowledge” because imagination = infinity. But WARNING it is mind-blowing!

You will like this book if you likeĀ popularization of science and science facts, and it is probably a good book for science fair ideas! Example of a good science fair question: How many uses of salt are there? Did you know that the US is the largest producer of salt in the world? And guess what? Only 8% is used for food. The salt industry claims 14000 uses for salt. Neil deGrasse Tyson: astro-salt-icist.