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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Thorndike Large Print Lifestyles) Hardcover – Large Print, October 18, 2017
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"Masterly....A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers wanting more."
-Masterly....A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers wanting more.-
Even readers normally adverse to anything to do with physics or chemistry will find Tyson's wittily delivered explanations compelling and disarmingly entertaining.
Masterly....A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers wanting more.
A short and sweet explanation of the nature of space and time and how we mesh with the universe at large.
Tyson is a master of streamlining and simplification....taking mind-bogglingly complex ideas, stripping them down to their nuts and bolts, padding them with colorful allegories and dorky jokes, and making them accessible to the layperson
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.
Tyson manifests science brilliantly....[his] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will blow your mind....it is awesome.
Engaging and illuminating.
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!--David J. Eicher
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.
About the Author
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy. In March 2014, he became host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Tyson has written several nonfiction books, including Death by Black Hole, which was a New York Times bestseller.
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I will always read his books but I don't like that there is very little original content in this one. If you already own Death by Black Hole and Origins, save your money. You already have this entire book. \
3 stars because it is informative IF you've never read any of his other books.
Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book otherwise, and would have given it five stars had it ended a chapter earlier. It really is a quick and enlightening read on some of the most interesting phenomena in our universe.
I usually avoid best sellers but I'm really glad I got this one.
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