Book of the Month for March 2008: Death by Black Hole

dbh For this month I chose a book that is loosely tied around a session I am co-delivering this year at AIM (more about that later).   So this months book is by Neil deGrasse Tyson and is titled:

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries 

I picked up Death by Black Hole after seeing Neil deGrasse appear on TV.  I have always enjoyed the concept of space and science and how they collide.  Well this book help shed some light on the subject.  When I originally picked up this book I thought it was going to be book just about Black Holes.  In reality the book is a collection of works that Neil deGrasse wrote for the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine.

So he did cover a lot of topics from how dense is too dense, and how much information is available in the cosmos.  I really enjoyed his writing style his passion and enthusiasm for astronomy is quite evident.    He even describes in detail what would happen to you if you fell into a black hole.  A word ouch, but of course no one would hear you scream.  Overall all the book is easy to read, although there are some sections you may need to re-read like I did, to see the whole story.

So why did I pick this topic, well I will be speaking with Tricia Bush at the AIIM Conference this year in Boston.  The session is titled End-Users Are From Mars, Document Managers Are From Venus and it is on Wednesday, March 05 at 11:10:00 AM.  So why did I not choose that book, maybe next month, this book is more fun. :-)  So if you happen to be AIIM look me up, I also will be hanging around the Microsoft booth!  Have a great day and watch out for black holes.  🙂

So take a look and enjoy the book and let me know what you think!

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