Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil de Grasse Tyson

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Physics
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller: 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.

Reviews

  • You can really learn astrophysics in a hurry!

    5
    By usingfromjersey
    Great book
  • Review of A for P in a H

    5
    By Doc Smiles
    Taking vast amount of information, intricate, proven, assumed, and interpret in such a way as to allow the average person to make sense and understand was impressive. With the coincidence or the solar eclipse, I took the time to read this book, listen to his course in Great Courses titled My Favorite Universe, and to listen to his podcasts. Neil's style include humor, with everyday thoughts process Love it. Would like to know Dr. Tyson's thoughts on the book by Deepak Chopra, You Are The Universe. Same information, different conclusion.
  • Fun read

    5
    By Konaj0e
    Makes a heavy, technical subject accessible to layman readers. While parts may require re-reading, they are few. I learned several new facts which makes the read for me valuable. I recommend it.
  • Absolutely Amazing

    5
    By MasterSeefee
    Incredibly educational but can also be crammed into a weekend getaway.
  • Work For It

    4
    By Rfdlyons
    Had to force myself to keep reading, but learned quite a bit. Worth the struggle to keep reading. Author is amazing!
  • Interesting, but not a holistic book.

    3
    By Irony Rob
    Each of the several chapters was a standalone essay. Together, the sum was less than the total of the individual parts. Think of it more as a collection of essays, some of which are very interesting, and a few of which are loaded with interesting pieces of information. But the universe hangs together, so why can't the parts of the book together? Each of the chapters was moving away from the others at the speed of light...
  • Great read

    4
    By kwsurf
    Great read. I could have done without the final chapter that tried to answer the "what does it all mean" question, which I thought was drivel and sort of ruined it for me. I should have stopped reading one chapter early!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Pocket Poker
    This complex yet easy to read book is just what I needed, on my 10 hour flight home. I can say with certainty that the cosmic perspective is now upon me.
  • Exceptional book for any curious mind

    5
    By Jaime Nunez
    This book is a great book for the curious people that wonder about the meaning for our place in the cosmic scale. The chapters take you on a journey in which the narrative captures your curiosity but using very understandable phrases that are easy to follow for all readers, regardless of their scientific background.
  • Great science no need to bash religion

    2
    By Fsmiles
    Great explanations on how advances in equipment help us understand universe. He bashes religion while trying to make pure science into a new religion with his own code of ethics at end of book. Science and religion can be two great tools. No need for conflict... Read lonely man of faith to see how that works out,

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