Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil de Grasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil de Grasse Tyson

  • Publication Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Physics
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 457 Ratings)

Book Overview

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.

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Users Reviews

  • Amazing Read!

    By Sabritas52
    Must Read!!
  • Good Read

    By Gtrebel1022
    Found Myself Surprisingly More & More Interested As I Read On.
  • Journey to the stars

    By Corleone23
    Neil embodies and represents the true scientist. His writing takes you on a quick, yet extravagant and beautiful journey through the vast Universe. From the smallest, to the vastly gigantic and dangerous phenomena that have transform and created what we see before us, today. Neil is the man. I was hooked!
  • Loved it!

    By BobBalfe
    Very easy to read with quick short anecdotes where even the least person into astrophysics will be able to understand. This book still sits on my coffee table and I pick it up now and then to re-read some of the chapters.
  • People in a hurry

    By Cydiegurl
    If I were to read my first book on this subject, this would be the perfect primer. The author gives relatable analogies for the complex workings of the universe(s). If this was my first book it would leave me with wanting to to know more. If that was the author intent which I believe it was, then mission accomplished.
  • The first book I have ever thrown in the garbage.

    By Yes!! Most amazing game ever!
    His disdain for people who believe in a god is palpable throughout every chapter. Not even an original work, just a rehash of other's theories, peppered with his own self congratulatory prose.
  • Best read!!

    By ScaleGoddess
    Neil is talented in telling astrophysics to anyone whether a novice to physics or expert.
  • It was amazing

    By definately not leon
    I absolutely loved this book. Especially the ending 10/10 would recommend if you love the cosmos
  • You can really learn astrophysics in a hurry!

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

    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.