Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Hardcover)

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Beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the marvels of the universe to those too busy to gaze starward on a regular basis. This smart, thought-provoking book contains short, readable chapters on dark matter, light, gravity, the Big Bang, and the wonder of seeing Earth from a cosmic perspective. --Brynn

— From Science & Big Ideas


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393609394
ISBN-10: 0393609391
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English