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Free Books That Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everybody Should Read

After celebrating his birthday, physicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson turned to Twitter to express his problems with the hit movie, Gravity.

The physicist and author once answered a question that matters to all Galleycat readers: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” He created a concise list of classic books. Follow the links below to download free ePub, Kindle or text versions of the books.

In the video embedded above,  Tyson answered another cosmic question–does the universe have a purpose? Do you agree with his answer?

 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson To Host ‘Cosmos’ Sequel

Author and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, a sequel to Carl Sagan’s classic television series about space. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

750 million people around the world have watched Sagan’s series since its 1980 launch. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will executive produce the show, written by Sagan’s original partners on the project, astronomer Steven Soter and writer and executive producer Ann Druyan.

FOX will release the show in 2014.

Brannon Braga (Star Trek and 24) and Bill Pope (Spider-Man and The Matrix) will direct the series.

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Free eBooks for Your New iPad, Kindle or Nook

Readers around the globe have unwrapped new tablets and eReaders this holiday season. Below, we’ve included a long, long, long list of free and legal eBooks you can download right now for any device.

Explore our Project Gutenberg lists and click “read this eBook online” to sample the book without downloading anything.

If you have an iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPod Touch, you can download the ePub edition. If you have a Kindle or a Kindle Fire, you need to download the Kindle edition. If you have a Nook, Sony eReader or a Kobo, you should download the ePub edition.

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7 Free eBooks Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everybody Should Read

“Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on planet?” one literary Reddit user asked Neil deGrasse Tyson last week.

The famous physicist and author responded with a concise list of classic books. If you are looking for books to fill your new eReader, we have collected links to free digital copies of all the books on his list. Follow the links below to download ePub, Kindle or text versions of the books.

Tyson summarized: “If read all of the works above, you will have profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.” You can meet Tyson in the Symphony of Science Video embedded above–an autotuned version of a physics lecture.

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