Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

· W. W. Norton & Company
905 reviews

About this ebook

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

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.

905 reviews
June 9, 2017
If you've watched cosmos and have listened to NDT on YouTube and Startalk Radio you'll encounter a lot of what's in this book. It's a great succinct intro to the cosmos with a message that aims to broaden your perspective.
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Sean Happenny
December 8, 2017
An incredibly well written introduction to astrophysics. I wish it had gone into further detail on each topic.
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Andrew Pawlowski
September 29, 2017
A great read. Impressive use of language with powerful imagery that makes the universe come alive in your minds eye.
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About the author

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City.

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