One Universe At Home in the Cosmos

ISBN-10: 0309064880

ISBN-13: 9780309064880

Edition: 2000

List price: $40.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Almost every day we are challenged by new information from the outermost reaches of space. This text explores the physical principles that govern the workings of our world and the cosmos, on the largest and smallest scales.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Psychology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 12/17/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 10.25" wide x 12.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.784

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City on October 5, 1958. Interested in astronomy since he was a child, Tyson gave lectures on the topic at the age of 15. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and was the editor-in-chief for its Physical Science Journal. After earning a B.A. in Physics from Harvard in 1980, Tyson received an M.A. in Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia in 1991. Since 1996, Tyson has held the position of Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. In 2004, Tyson joined the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. He has hosted PBS's television show NOVA scienceNOW since 2006. Tyson can also be seen frequently as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Tyson has written many popular books on astronomy, and he began his "Universe" column for Natural History magazine in 1995. In 2009, he published the bestselling book The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet to describe the controversy over Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet. Tyson was recognized in 2004 with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2007.

Introduction: Our Connection to the Universe
Motion: Everything Moves
The Expanding Universe
Motion Through the Millennia
The Universe Goes 'Round
Gravity's Hold on the Cosmos
Gravity and Light
The Eternal Free Fall of Orbits
Gravity Rules
Matter: The Stuff of the Universe
Matter's Many Guises
The Scarcity of Matter
We Are Stardust
The Physics of Dense Matter
Too Much Matter
Energy: The Power of Cosmic Phenomena
Energy Powers the Universe
By the Light of a Star
Probing Space with Spectra
Electromagnetism at Work
Sighting the Superenergetic
Evidence for Supermassive Black Holes
Frontiers: The Limits of Motion, Matter, and Energy
Does Matter + Energy = Life?
Where Did the Universe Come From?
How Small Does Matter Get?
The Source of Big Explosions
Where Does the Universe Go From Here?
What Lies Ahead
Progress in Understanding the Cosmos: A Selected Chronology
About the Authors
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.