How to Die in Space by Paul M. Sutter audiobook

How to Die in Space: A Journey through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena

By Paul M. Sutter, PhD
Read by Paul M. Sutter, PhD

Blackstone Publishing 9781643134383
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A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, huh? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy? You want to know if there are aliens out there, or how to travel through a wormhole? You want the wonders of the universe revealed before your very eyes? Well stop, because all that will probably kill you. From mundane comets in our solar backyard to exotic remnants of the Big Bang, from dying stars to young galaxies, the universe may be beautiful, but it’s treacherous. Through metaphors and straightforward language, How to Die in Space breathes life into astrophysics, unveiling how particles and forces and fields interplay to create the drama in the heavens above us.

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A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos

So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, huh? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy? You want to know if there are aliens out there, or how to travel through a wormhole? You want the wonders of the universe revealed before your very eyes?

Well stop, because all that will probably kill you.

From mundane comets in our solar backyard to exotic remnants of the Big Bang, from dying stars to young galaxies, the universe may be beautiful, but it’s treacherous. Through metaphors and straightforward language, How to Die in Space breathes life into astrophysics, unveiling how particles and forces and fields interplay to create the drama in the heavens above us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] wildly entertaining survey of the many materials, objects, and phenomena that can kill anyone who leaves Earth’s comparatively safe confines…Sutter’s tone is suffused with enthusiasm for his topic and with disarming humor…Sutter’s gleefully bleak interstellar survey will foster a greater appreciation for humanity’s home, and a deeper understanding of space.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The author’s analyses are deeply researched and enormously interesting…Sutter’s macabre humor and lucid science writing make this an entertaining read with mass appeal.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The tongue-in-cheek alarmist tone offsets Sutter’s deep fascination, and his joy of discovery is infectious.” Booklist
“Imagine sitting around a campfire with an astrophysicist who doesn’t just recount the history of cosmology, but also answers your questions. This is a wonderful read for those who are curious about big ideas.” Seth Shostak, senior astronomer, SETI Institute

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Author Bio: Paul M. Sutter PhD

Author Bio: Paul M. Sutter PhD

Paul M. Sutter, PhD, is the author of Your Place in the Universe and How to Die in Space. He spent three years at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics as the Postdoctoral Fellow in Next-Generation Cosmic Probes and currently is a Visiting Scholar at Ohio State University’s Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics in Columbus, Ohio, where he hosts the popular podcast Ask a Spaceman!

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English