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Book Cover Image. Title: One Two Three...Infinity:  Facts and Speculations of Science, Author: George Gamow

One Two Three...Infinity

George GamowGeorge Gamow

Tyson read this at age 13. From this I learned how fun learning about the universe can be.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Mathematics and the Imagination, Author: Edward Kasner

Mathematics and the Imagination

Edward KasnerJames Newman

Tyson read this at age 15. From this I learned that math is the language of the universe and that it's limited only by the imagination.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Gulliver's Travels, Author: Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan SwiftRobert DeMaria

Tyson read this at age 16. From this I learned many things, but above all else, that humans can be Yahoos.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Newton's Philosophy of Nature:  Selections from His Writings, Author: Sir Isaac Newton

Newton's Philosophy of Nature

Sir Isaac NewtonH. S. Thayer

Tyson read this at age 22. From this I learned that at the hands of genius, the universe becomes a knowable place.
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Book Cover Image. Title: The Mismeasure of Man, Author: Stephen Jay Gould

The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould

Tyson read this at age 24. From this I learned that across the history of science, even smart, educated and otherwise enlightened researchers can be racist bigots.
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