Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author, Hayden Planetarium)


The #1 New York Times Bestseller: 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
  • May 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-393-60939-4
  • 4.8 × 7.6 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a big bang with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” — Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair

“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” — Salon

“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.” — BBC's Sky at Night

“Tyson manifests science brilliantly....[his] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator.” — Forbes

“Engaging and illuminating.” — GoodReads

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will blow your is awesome.” — Hackernoon

“A short and sweet explanation of the nature of space and time and how we mesh with the universe at large.” — Library Journal

“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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