Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

Title:Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393609394
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About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.


    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Reviews

  • Rick Riordan

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I’m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson’s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of the...

  • Jessica ?

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love ...

  • Miranda Reads

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and t...

  • Tulay

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted.From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was name...

  • Darwin8u

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you."- Neil deGrasse Tyson"People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what i...

  • Pouting Always

    I think it's pretty self explanatory what this book is about so no need to summarize. I have to say though that I'm generally not a fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson, because a lot of times he'll just indulg...

  • Jilly

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight.Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is defin...

  • Dan Schwent

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson.I had this on my watch list for a long time ...

  • Trish

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questionin...

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)

    3.5 StarsThis rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding ...