Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By | February 4, 2018
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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.

3 thoughts on “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  1. Tyler S.
    1,434 of 1,526 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Recommend for those who’ve never read his books! I DO NOT recommend for those who have read them…., May 4, 2017
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    First off, I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. He’s one of my idols and I aspire to be where he is. My issue with this book is that I read it directly after reading his book “Death by Black Hole”…and A LOT of the content from that book is inserted into this one…word for word. It was disappointing to say the least. I pre-ordered this book two months ago and was excited when it came. I actually do really like the size of it, but the content troubles me.

    I will always read his books but I don’t like that there is very little original content in this one. If you already own Death by Black Hole and Origins, save your money. You already have this entire book.

    3 stars because it is informative IF you’ve never read any of his other books.

  2. Kindle Customer
    313 of 338 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great if it’s your first book by him, May 11, 2017
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    This review is from: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Kindle Edition)
    I have read Origins, Death By Back Hole, and Space Chronicles before this one. I feel like I have read this book before. It reads like an updated Origins. Good material, but a waste of money for me.
  3. Kem White
    519 of 573 people found the following review helpful
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    A Quick Tour of the Current State of Astrophysics, May 4, 2017
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    This is a quick tour through the current state of astrophysics in 12 essays. Tyson infuses the subject with his usual dynamic enthusiasm and humor. The subject is not presented especially deep but it is useful for anyone wanting to get a better layman’s understanding of the Big Bang (weird stuff), dark matter (weirder stuff), and dark energy (way weirder stuff). Tyson gives you a good appreciation of how chemistry and biology are part of astrophysics. He concludes with an essay on “Reflections on the Cosmic Perspective” that shows even astrophysicists can have great wonder at the universe we live in. Recommended.

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