Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • Author Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Publisher Blackstone Publishing
  • Run Time 3 hours and 41 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Astrophysics, Space science.

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What to expect

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 bestselling 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 digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the 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.

Critics Review

  • “Tyson manifests science brilliantly….[His] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist, or educator.”

  • “Tyson makes a big bang with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”

    Vanity Fair
  • “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 Night
  • “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 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.”

  • “Tyson’s dramatic device of announcing the passage of time every few pages works well, giving a sense of scale and drama…[Tyson is] the world’s best science communicator.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

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