|Tyson is Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and a Visiting Research Scientist in astrophysics at Princeton University. Since 1995, Tyson has written the popular monthly essay “Universe” for Natural History magazine.
Liu is an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History and a Visiting Research Scientist at Columbia University. His research focuses on the evolution of galaxies, and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Astrophysical Journal and The Astronomical Journal.
Irion, a freelance science journalist in Santa Cruz, California, is a contributing editor at Astronomy magazine and contributing correspondent to Science magazine. He holds a B.S. in earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he now teaches science writing.
One Universe takes readers on a journey through the universe, exploring everything from the infinitesimal to the infinite, stopping along the way to explain the grand and simple connections between what happens on earth and in the cosmos. It received rave reviews in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal and was also named to the New York Public Library’s prestigious Books for the Teenage list in 2001.
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