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Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization
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Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

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This program is read by the author, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.


In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment—a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.

After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life’s priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.

With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company.

Editor's Note

Science in divisive times…

Famed and acclaimed astrophysicist Tyson makes the case, in a very unexpected way, for the topic he loves most: science. “Starry Messenger” isn’t an exploration of scientific topics, but an argument for its use in divisive times. When we can’t agree on politics, religion, or acceptable social norms, Tyson asserts that the answers are found in science and the scientific method. Instead of basing our arguments on emotions and subjective beliefs, this enlightening read suggests sticking to rationality and fact.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateSep 20, 2022
ISBN9781250867773
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

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    A perspective we need now. Leave it to a talented scientist to shine a light.

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    Simply amazing! I loved every minute of it and absolutely appreciated the non-judgmental explanations, examples and comments.

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    Neal’s voice is easy to listen to because we have heard him so often. He certainly has some insights about science and prejudice and searching and life and I saw some wonderful insights

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    Didn't think that this could be so enlightening. Thank you, Mr. Tyson, for such a great perspective!

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