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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
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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... show more
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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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780393609394 (0393609391)
ASIN: 0393609391
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Category:
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 A bit over my head!
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, author The book is very readable, but perhaps not very comprehensible. As the author attempts to explain the entirety of the astrophysical world, it made one thing very clear to me. I was not up to the task. He begins his book citing the earli...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
What a great book! Tyson is one of a rare breed, a genius in astrophysics with a sense of humor that can explain very compex topics so that even a toad could understand. Ok, maybe that is an exaggeration but you get my meaning. This book only tickles the surface of current theory and knowledge of th...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Read When You Have Time to Enjoy
I did enjoy this but don't know what else to say about it. My background is not science, but I definitely enjoyed reading the author's comments about astrophysics. And I did get sad a fee times he brings up people arguing against science and instead only wanting to believe everything in the Bible. ...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 If you're really in a hurry I'm not sure you'll get much out of this book.
Many people have heard of Neil deGrasse Tyson and I was excited to read he had a new book coming out. It sounded like it could be something along the lines of Stephen Hawking's 'A Brief HIstory in Time' which is something I read years ago for college. Initially I thought it was. As series of essa...
Can't Stop the Signal
Can't Stop the Signal rated it
4.0 Keep Looking Up
Well, it's Tyson, and he's true to form. Nice primer in astrophysics, although if you're already somewhat into the subject there's not a lot of new stuff. The last chapter on the relative insignificance of humanity is pretty good and shows off Tysons poetic bent (although he's still not Sagan, possi...
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