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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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Length 3 hours 41 minutes
Language English
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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 bestselling 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 digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the 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.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times bestselling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War. He lives in New York City.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times bestselling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War. He lives in New York City.

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Reviews

“Tyson manifests science brilliantly….[His] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist, or educator.”

“Tyson makes a big bang with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”

“This may have been written for people in a hurry, but I urge you to take your time. It will all be over far too soon.”

“With wry humor, keen vision, and abundant humanity, Neil deGrasse Tyson distills the big questions of space, time, and reality into short, insightful chapters you can enjoy with your morning coffee.”

“This book will keep you fascinated with succinct and dynamic explanations of a wide variety of astronomical topics. A winner that every astronomy enthusiast should have on the bookshelf.”

“Tyson’s dramatic device of announcing the passage of time every few pages works well, giving a sense of scale and drama…[Tyson is] the world’s best science communicator.”

“Tyson brings his conversational and educational style to audio with this latest collection of essays…As a narrator, Tyson is marvelous; his enthusiasm and excitement for the subject are infectious.”

“What we don’t know about the universe is as fascinating as what we do know, especially when Tyson is our guide. Tyson’s well-known narrative skills are used to full effect explaining concepts such as the big bang, quarks, dark matter, and unseeable light.”

“Tyson is a master of streamlining and simplification….taking mind-bogglingly complex ideas, stripping them down to their nuts and bolts, padding them with colorful allegories and dorky jokes, and making them accessible to the layperson.”

“Infectiously enthusiastic, humorous, and, above all, accessible.”

“A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leqve readers wanting more.”

“Even readers normally adverse to anything to do with physics or chemistry will find Tyson’s wittily delivered explanations compelling and disarmingly entertaining.”

“Exactly what the title promises, a basic understanding of a deeply fascinating subject.”

“A short and sweet explanation of the nature of space and time and how we mesh with the universe at large.”

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