Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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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.

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ISBN : 0393609391
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Rick rated it ★★★★★

August 13, 2017

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 these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway was humility: ju...

Jessica rated it ★★★☆☆

August 09, 2017

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 Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force themselves in, and...

Tulay rated it ★★★★★

May 29, 2017

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 named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the universe within us?...

Darwin8u rated it ★★★★☆

July 04, 2017

"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 is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Phy...

Ivan rated it ★★★★★

May 12, 2017

Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanations of comp...

paulie rated it ★★★★☆

October 16, 2017

4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know how i discovered...

Trish rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2017

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 questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first grade, havin...

Jilly rated it ★★★★★

October 13, 2017

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 definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after each fiction book I w...

Cyndi rated it ★★★★☆

October 24, 2017

Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount of info on e...

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2017

I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the science and ma...

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