What’s the nature of time and space? How can we fit inside the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There is no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and the #1 New York Times Best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
However at present, few of us have time to ponder the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth clearly and succinctly, with glowing wit, in digestible chapters consumable any place and anytime in your busy day. While waiting for your morning espresso to brew, or while waiting for the train, the bus, or the plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you must 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 within the universe.
“This 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!”
“Infectiously enthusiastic, humorous and, above all, accessible….reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is both a humbling and exhilarating experience.”
“Even readers normally adverse to anything to do with physics or chemistry will find Tyson’s wittily delivered explanations compelling and disarmingly entertaining.”
“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”
“With wry humor, keen vision, and abundant humanity, Neil deGrasse Tyson distills the big questions of space, time, and reality into short, insightful chapters you can enjoy with your morning coffee.”
“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.”
“Tyson manifests science brilliantly….[his] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator.”
“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will blow your mind….it is awesome.”