Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author, Hayden Planetarium)


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.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • Forthcoming May 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-393-60939-4
  • 4.8 × 7.6 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Infectiously enthusiastic, humorous and, above all, accessible....reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is both a humbling and exhilarating experience.” — BookPage

“Masterly....A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers wanting more.” — Kirkus (starred review)

“Even readers normally adverse to anything to do with physics or chemistry will find Tyson’s wittily delivered explanations compelling and disarmingly entertaining.” — Booklist

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