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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Series) by [Neil de Grasse Tyson]
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Celebrity scientist Tyson's profound intellect is matched by his charm and wit. In this slim title, he attempts to explain some of the most complex astrophysics concepts in layman's terms. Readers should be prepared for a challenging yet edifying experience from the get-go: "In the beginning…all the space and all the matter and all the energy of the known universe was contained in a volume less than one-trillionth the size of the period that ends this sentence." Tyson riffs on topics such as gravity, the speed and makeup of light, the shape of space, and dark matter, maintaining as chatty a tone as possible as he tries to make these important principles comprehensible to the uninitiated. VERDICT Likely to resonate the most with those with a scientific bent, but Tyson's pop culture appeal expands the audience somewhat.—Jamie Watson, Baltimore County Public Library --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • File size : 4007 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 222 pages
  • ASIN : B01MAWT2MO
  • Publication date : May 2, 2017
  • Language: : English
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company (May 2, 2017)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Thumbs Up from an armchair astrophysicist
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