Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Hardback)Neil Degrasse Tyson (author)
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We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun.
There's no better guide through mind-expanding questions such as what the nature of space and time is, how we fit within the universe, and how the universe fits within us than 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 any time and anywhere in the busy day.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry reveals 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.
'Certainly, if anyone can turn the public on to the subject [of astrophysics], it is Neil deGrasse Tyson... in an increasingly insular world, it is a welcome window onto a much bigger picture.' - The Sunday Times
'The style is vintage Tyson - engaging, chatty and littered with historical and linguistic anecdotes.' - Times Higher Education
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 193 x 122 x 23 mm
'Written in a conversational style, this [Astrophysics for People in a Hurry] provides an accessible and fascinating introduction to a mindbending subject.' - The Daily Mail
'Certainly, if anyone can turn the public on to the subject [of astrophysics], it is Neil deGrasse Tyson... In an increasingly insular world, it is a welcome window onto a much bigger picture.' - The Sunday Times
'Tyson has told the story of our Universe magnificently in these 12 short chapters... 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 Sky at Night
'... [Astrophysics for People in a Hurry] is not quite astrophysics for dummies; while it is simplified, it is not simple. It is more a collection of the best and most thrilling moments; astrophysics' greatest hits.' - The Guardian
'Tyson is... the world's best science communicator.' - Times Literary Supplement
'Finished @NeilTyson's mellifluous reading of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Lovely book. Last chapter worthy of Carl Sagan himself.' - Richard Dawkins
'In Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, he [Neil deGrasse Tyson] shares his awe, encapsulating everything known about the universe in 12 brief chapters, and giving a memorable spin to standard facts.' - New Scientist
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