Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 2, 2017 - Science - 144 pages

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

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.

 

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This is a series of essays that discuss astrophysics. I enjoyed the book, but I can’t honestly say how much of it I retained after a while. Everything was clearly written and easy to understand. It ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
The Greatest Story Ever Told
On Earth as in the Heavens
Let There Be Light
Between the Galaxies
Dark Matter
Dark Energy
The Cosmos on the Table
On Being Round
Invisible Light
Between the Planets
Exoplanet Earth
Reflections on the Cosmic Perspective
Acknowledgments
Index
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, host of the hit radio and Emmy-nominated TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. He lives in New York City.

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