Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil Degrasse TysonAstrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

byNeil Degrasse Tyson

Hardcover | May 2, 2017

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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 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.

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 an award-winning author. He lives in New York City.
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Title:Astrophysics For People In A HurryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 7.53 × 4.69 × 0.78 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Great! Neil Degrasse Tyson has a way of making everything sound interesting. He definitely has a distinct voice that makes this book so enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Definitely sparks your curiosity and sense of awe. This book isn't expensive, very digestible even for those who aren't versed in science, and absolutely fascinate. There isn't a read not to read it
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awe Inspiring Tyson does a phenomenal job of taking the field of astrophysics and making it understandable for the average reader. Never oversimplified, and with just the right touch of humour and soul, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a truly enjoyable read.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I studied physics in university but I loved that I was able to refresh my memory with this book. A great read for anyone who wants to learn about astrophysics.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining book but too short It was a short book and clarified some things for me, a nice little read. I think though, it was too short. This was probably the goal of the book (see its title), but still maybe ... written for people in too much of a hurry.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Motivating! A refreshing thought provoking read. I loved it! I was inspired to learn more about astrophysics and the nature behind understanding the science of stars. I had to read it twice to really understand the concept.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, fast read Would help to have some basic knowledge on the subject first, but still easy enough to get through anyways. Enjoyed it. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really loved this book! It's a really interesting book that made me want to learn more about the things I didn't understand!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! For a non astrophysicist I enjoyed this book very much. He did not dumb it down as commented by another reader who has to justify themself by quoting how many PhDs he/she has. Neil has explained it on a level that all can understand and enjoy. Neil has a sense of humour that has carried very well though this book. Wish he had been one of my professors in school, instead I was stuck with the professor that can't explain anything because he was worrying about the fate of humanity so much. Lol!
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I'm no expert in this area, very useful to get a bit of a knowledge base. Takes a while to get into it, but I would read it again.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pop Science Garbage As someone with PhDs from Harvard and Oxford, reading this dumbed down garbage makes me fear for the future of humanity.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Read This was a great introduction to astrophysics written in a way that I could understand, with some humour in there as well. I really enjoyed this book!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good A worthwhile read, filled with knowledge. I liked it.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Witty and informative! A decent read, relatively easy to understand provided you have some basic background on the subject already. I recommend watching Neil Degrasse Tyson's Cosmos series to give a better visual on what he's talking about! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The science and math behind outer space brought down to ground level Neil de Grasse Tyson explains the science behind different forms of astronomical phenomena going on in our galaxy, and beyond. This book contains Neil's sense of humor which gives the reader a break from all of the scientific information surrounding various physics principles and formulas, however, it is easy to get lost in all the terminology. Nevertheless, a decent read!
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh it takes a while to get used to and to get into, but it is quite fun
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GreAt Wonderful, wonderful book to read or use as a coaster
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative, Fun I love this book so much and am a huge fan of the author. It makes me think I should go back to school and change career paths...
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unpretentious, Informative and Witty Let's cut to the chase- the universe is a complicated, chaotic and wonderful place. NDT engages the reader in some pretty heady topics which can be extremely intimidating. Let him take you on a journey which appeals to all of us, and reaches all of us. You will learn, you will laugh and you'll contemplate your place in this universe, both near and far. Take the opportunity and take the journey!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Enjoyed this book, kept me interested.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book a truly great read, i really enjoyed this!
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Love reading a chapter before bed.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I had my issues with the plotline and sensibility, but it was fine for a quick read.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dense, but interesting I'm a huge Neil DeGrasse Tyson fan. This book was complicated, but worth reading for an overview of astrophysics.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Not as engaging as I had hoped
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neil DeGrasse Tyson This is a wonderful exploration of the over arching concepts of astro physics. Neil has a great way of explaining complicated macro concepts in a straightforward manner and you can really hear him in the book.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book but boring at times The content was good, the narrative was great, but the later chapters were rather boring.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not finish I like Neil Degrasse Tyson, but this title implied that it would be some sort of summary for astrophysics instead of the regular scientific jargon. It was anything but a summary for the average reader. Unless your well educated in astrophysics then this book isn't for you. Stopped about half way through. Did not finish.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb This book was an incredible read! Short and delightful. Tyson's voice really shines through.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book is quite the read, it's what really got me into astrophysics. So very insightful!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short, decisive read~ Very good for someone who is a beginner to the concepts. I seriously recommend! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Book Great read by a fantastic author.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Absolutely loved this book! It is pretty straight forward for someone with no prior knowledge on the subject. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book for the non-expert Well written, and a great overview of many complex subjects for the non-expert.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it! read it not when I'm "in a hurry" more of a "read it when you're waiting" (for an appointment, for a meal...?) this book enhanced my passion for space and knowledge for the universe
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Very well writting and explained. Tyson is the Bomb!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Interesting book #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Perfect for the average person looking to enhance their knowledge of the world around them.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lives up to the title I really enjoyed this book. Great for science enthusiasts, or just the average person really, who want to gain a basic understanding of astrophysics and astronomical concepts.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Immersive The title caught my attention and so I read it. It's very interesting and surprisingly very immersive.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great! Really enjoyable look into the mysterious world of astrophysics
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW This really gives a good understanding of what astrophysics is and how it works. Absolutely amazing!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it absolutely a grate read for anyone who wants to travel, with this book on the go!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I liked it. Happy I got it
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome! A great read for all lovers of space and astrophysics
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love space Great book for those who want to learn about the universe and what makes us such a spec in it :)
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short and informative! I think this a great read for all the curious out there!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from bought it for the bathroom! i thought this would make a great 'bathroom reader' - as it is a short, interesting and easy to read little book
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to understand! This book makes me so curious about astrophysics when it first came out. Now I have it, first couple of pages were pretty easy to follow. Can't wait to read the whole thing. It's hardcover, but fair print and portable. Great!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and full of information Neil Tyson is hilarious, and this book is not exception. It gives a funny vibe to astrophysics, and I feel like I can actually hold my own in a conversation about it now!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this stuff Astrophysics isn't exactly my strong suit. After reading this book, not only does it make more sense to me, but I could potentially pass it off at dinner to look like I know what I am talking about. Potentially.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun and informative read Enjoyed this book. It entertained me, taught me something and was easily understood. Highly suggest.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick Topics of Astrophysics I enjoy the works of Mr. Tyson and this book is no different. As the title suggests the topics are very quickly discussed but one gets enough information to wet their whistle.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and interesting Excellent read for someone who wants to learn more about the universe from a famous astrophysicist #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it my kids are into the universe due to Neil Degrasse, this is a nice book for us to read and learn together with
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating I know absolutely nothing about physics but I enjoyed this book very much and even learned a few things
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good It's a really fascinating read. Can be a bit tricky with the terminology but overall I enjoyed it very much.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Absolutely wonderful, so full of life...
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! I bought this book looking for an easy read while commuting to work each day, absolutely loved it. Very well written!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable to read Brought this book two days ago and it was aewsome!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Great book who literally want to learn about space etc quickly. The book is an easy read and comical at times :)
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Neil Degrasse Tyson is amazing at making things like astrophysics accessible to common-folk like me. A great and interesting read. I highly recommend for people who wish to expand their knowledge into what may seem frightening or difficult.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grand I've been waiting for a book like. Really good read.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice intro to astrophysics Interesting book, very accessible
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husband Loved It!!! My husband is not much of a reader, it takes a lot to find a novel he is even remotely interested in. He has a great interest in astrophysics and Neil DeGrasse Tyson and finished this book in record time. He thoroughly enjoyed it and recently handed it off to his brother. He was looking forward to this book so much that he chose to purchase it instead of waiting on a 30+ person waitlist at the library and said it was completely worth it.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accessible to all! I love that Neil condensed the complicated world of astrophysics for those who either may have difficulty grasping it or who don't have time for it. Astrophysics is certainly incredibly interesting and he makes it so accessible and is quite funny and witty throughout. Found myself chuckling often while reading it.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Challenging Made his knowledge accessible and great fun. Very quick and interesting read. I know I'm always in a hurry.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from challenging made his knowledge accessible and great fun. Very quick and interesting read. I know I'm always in a hurry.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! Such a quick and interesting read. Neil makes it so easy to understand astrophysics with his easy language, examples, and way of connecting information together. If you've seen (and enjoyed) his show Cosmos, this book is for you!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I've just recently found a passion for astrophysics through Neil Degrasse Tyson's Netflix show Cosmos. I came across this book and it's absolutely amazing. The type of passion Neil Degrasse Tyson portrays in both the book and his show makes it all the more enjoyable and educating.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Glad I had the chance to read this book
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reaD! I love how Neil is able to explain space with such grace and ease. Makes it so interesting for non physics inclined people
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Educational Pretty interesting read overall.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great "nutshell book" written in a way so that the layman is not baffled by scientific terms, the book gives a nice quick summary of the cosmos
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Educational and Quick My total read time on this book wasn't more than 2-3 hours. It was a quick and interesting read with lots of information packed into it. Neil does a great job at dumbing down some very complicated concepts. If you're interested in space but don't have the time to be reading textbooks, this book is for you. My only complaint is that I wish there was a glossary.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review for people in a hurry An enjoyable easy to absorb read. If you may be interested in astrophysics it makes for a good overview before reading other books that go into more depth but require more time from the reader. You may not be fluent but you will have a working knowledge of the basics. Had a few laughs while reading it as well. "Get over it."
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short and clear. Short interesting topics packed with a lot of information!!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear, Concise, and Educational - Great read! Classic N.D.T.! He never fails to provide a TON of incredible information, on such a complex topic, in such a clear way... and this time in a pocket-sized book. Fantastic!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Provides detailed scientific information on a lot of interesting topics. Great read!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive A very clear and succinct explanation of many interesting issues
Date published: 2017-03-06

Editorial Reviews

Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a big bang with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. — Sloane Crosley (Vanity Fair)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 — SalonThis 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! — David J. Eicher (Astronomy)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. — BBC's Sky at NightEngaging and illuminating. — GoodReadsTyson manifests science brilliantly....[his] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator. — ForbesAstrophysics for People in a Hurry will blow your mind....it is awesome. — HackernoonInfectiously enthusiastic, humorous and, above all, accessible....reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is both a humbling and exhilarating experience. — BookPage