Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, host of the hit radio and Emmy-nominated TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. He lives in New York City. Gregory Mone, coauthor with Bill Nye of the Jack and the Geniuses series, adapted Daniel James Brown's Boys in the Boat for young readers.
"Tyson is admirably straightforward in his descriptions and doesn't
lapse into being condescending or patronising and I especially like
the way he's happy to say that there are things we just don't know
and phenomena we don't understand." -- The Letterpress Project
"The authors deliver an informative guide to modern astronomy, and most scientific terms or principles are adequately explained in easy-to-follow but not patronising language. There are useful discussions on topics such as Big Bang cosmology, relativity, extraterrestrial life, dark matter, dark energy and black holes." -- BBC Sky at Night