Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Publish date: 2017-05-02
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Exactly as the title implies, this collection of essays is a breezy overview of the major topics of astrophysics for a general audience. If you have watched Tyson's update of the science television series Cosmos, then a lot of this will be familiar territory. Tyson's fascinations with particle physi...
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleOverall, I enjoyed this book. I picked up this audiobook from the library, like a true person in a hurry, to listen to in the car when traveling for work. I really enjoy learning about space and especially love books like this, written for people who a...
As much as I liked this and learned from this, I can't imagine I'll remember much in even a week or two unless I buy a copy and decide to study astrophysics, which I don't plan on doing. So while I was promised a "foundational fluency," I don't really think I got the fluency part of it from one list...
This book was not only enlightening it was also fun to read. The author managed to take a lot of very complex science and present it in such a way that it is easily understandable. After reading this book I definately plan to read more by this author. A really enjoyable read!
I may not be the target audience since although I'm basically a layman when it comes to astrophysics, I have been known to actively seek it out. Overall it was a good, concise overview, although I was a little disappointed that Tyson didn't mention that the Russians also had satellites in orbit to d...
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