Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Summary

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.

Book Reviews

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Life changing5 star

Get ready to change your view on the world, or better yet, the universe.55


Should I change careers5 star

Give me more of this.55


Fantastic!5 star

A great book for thinkers!55


Tough, but worth it5 star

For those who have no prior expertise in astrophysics (like myself), this book is a tough read. But, it is still great!! While some of the topics and subjects you may not understand right off the bat, with a couple extra minutes of re-reading the material, you will begin to understand enough to get you through the book. It is 100% worth it and really explains the basis of the universe and puts the universe in great perspective!55


Da da da daaa!5 star

So much about space but it can teach you about space!55


Interesting good to cover a lot of space!5 star

Great place to start to learn something about space. Then pick a topic and divert from there!55


Amazinf5 star

What can I say? I feel smarter after reading this, means it did it’s job.55


Stays true to the title5 star

Tyson does a great job of making complicated theories and physics understandable to the layman, all while keeping it interesting. Truly gives you a brief lecture of dark matter, dark energy, and your place in the universe(among a few others) while keeping you entertained. Loved it and can’t wait for the next book!55


This crazy5 star

Only a few pages in and my mind is blown and already my favorite book55


Interesting4 star

I loved this book and it really peaked my interest o. Things I am constantly thinking about.45

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