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Old 05-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Dendarii Dame Dendarii Dame is offline
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Please help identify this astronomy book

Okay, my father asked for this book, but he doesn't have the exact title or the authors. The title is something like Where You Came From, and it has two authors, a man and a woman with different last names.

He says it's about the universe, from the Big Bang until now. It was published sometime in the last year or so, because he heard about it on the radio--I'm guessing an interview with the authors.

I asked if it could be by Stephen Hawking and someone else, but he said he'd remember if Stephen Hawking was one of the authors.

Anyone got any ideas? If anybody can do it, it's someone on this message board!
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:14 PM
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Don't know that title but it's possible that Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan produced a book on some similar subject. Maybe Googling them might help. Here's a sample link: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/co...in-the-cosmos/
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:24 PM
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The only major NPR-interviewed cosmology book in the past year that comes to mind is Lawrence Krauss's "A Universe from Nothing" -- it fits two constraints (time, NPR interviews) but not the third (male/female coauthors)...
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:01 PM
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It is unlikely this is it, but it's what a search of Amazon turned up: You Are A Star. It's a kid's book, hasn't been released yet, and the woman is the illustrator, but seems to match title/subject/male-female.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:05 PM
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I wasn't able to find anything on Amazon that seemed to fit the bill, and I went back to 2010 (you can sort by date published).

Does he remember anything else about it?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:15 PM
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Wait... could it possibly be this?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:24 PM
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Astroboy14, the book you link to in post #6 is just a new edition of a book published in 1994. It probably doesn't even have any new material. It appears to be just a new title for an old book.

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Old 05-07-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Wendell Wagner View Post
Astroboy14, the book you link to in post #6 is just a new edition of a book published in 1994. It probably doesn't even have any new material. It appears to be just a new title for an old book.


My bad.
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