Neil deGrasse Tyson

13 Neil deGrasse Tyson Recommended Books

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He is also the host of StarTalk, an award-winning radio and TV show.

13 Books recommended by Neil deGrasse Tyson

How to Lie with Statistics

How to Lie with Statistics

Author :Darrell Huff

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"A cute little tiny book that tells you all the things who people who want to fool you into thinking something that’s true, that’s not, and how they manipulate statistics in order to accomplish this." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations

Author :Adam Smith

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"To learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

Age Of Reason

Age Of Reason

Author :Thomas Paine

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"To learn how the power of rational thought is the primary source of freedom in the world." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Principia

The Principia

The Authoritative Translation and Guide: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Author :Isaac Newton

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"The man was connected to the universe in ways that I've never seen another human being connect." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The System of the World

The System of the World

Author :Isaac Newton

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"To learn that the universe is a knowable place." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Author :Jonathan Swift

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"To learn, among other satirical lessons, that most of the time humans are Yahoos." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Prince

The Prince

Author :Niccolò Machiavelli

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"To learn that people not in power will do all they can to acquire it, and people in power will do all they can to keep it." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Art Of War

The Art Of War

Author :Sun Tzu

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"To learn that the act of killing fellow humans can be raised to an art." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

Author :Steven Novella

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"If this book does not become required reading for us all, we may well see modern civilization unravel before our eyes." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species

Author :Charles Darwin

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"To learn of our kinship with all other life on Earth." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Almagest

The Almagest

Introduction to the Mathematics of the Heavens

Author :Claudius Ptolemy

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"The crowning achievement of a geocentric universe. Of course, the whole concept was wrong, but it was interestingly wrong." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Author :F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"I can’t do that. I’m sorry. I’ll never be a novelist." - Neil deGrasse Tyson [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Neil deGrasse Tyson recommend?

Neil deGrasse Tyson has been known to recommend books in a variety of genres, including children’s literature, science fiction, history, and philosophy.

Neil deGrasse Tyson frequently recommends 'The Elegant Universe' by Brian Greene, a book that delves into string theory and the fundamental nature of the universe.

Yes, Neil deGrasse Tyson often provides deeper context and insight into the books he recommends, such as why he believes the book is worth reading and what specific ideas he finds interesting or noteworthy.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's recommendations are cherished because he not only brings deep scientific expertise but also an ability to make complex subjects accessible and exciting for everyone, fostering a love for science and the universe.