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Starry messenger : cosmic perspectives on civilization / Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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  • ISBN: 9781250861504
  • ISBN: 1250861500
  • ISBN: 9781250880949
  • ISBN: 1250880947
  • Physical Description: xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture: Science and society -- Truth & beauty : aesthetics in life and in the cosmos -- Exploration & discovery : the value of both when shaping civilization -- Earth & moon : cosmic perspectives -- Conflict & resolution : tribal forces within us all -- Risk & reward : calculations we make daily with our own lives and the lives of other -- Meatarians & vegetarians : we are not entirely what we eat -- Gender & identity : people are more the same than different -- Color & race : once again, people are more the same than different -- Law & order : the foundation of civilization, whether we like it or not -- Coda: Life & death.
Summary, etc.:
"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. 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Science and civilization.
Civilization > Philosophy.

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