Sunday, May 17, 2015

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, by Neil deGrasse Tyson (author), Donald Goldsmith (author), Kevin Kenerly (narrator)

Blackstone Audio, September 2014 (original publication 2004)

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith giving us the lowdown on what we know about the origins of--everything. The universe, the solar system, our own planet, life, and a good deal else. This book was written in 2004, so some things have already changed. For instance, Pluto and Ceres are now officially dwarf planets, and we know more about the moons of Jupiter and Saturn than we did eleven years ago. This is still a good, solid, interesting book, that will expand your knowledge of the universe we live in. It's a great read, or a great listen. I don't think I'm off base in saying that while Kevin Kenerly's voice doesn't really sound like Tyson's, he does have Tyson's speech patterns down, and for me that enhanced the listening experience.

Recommended.