Neil explains the concepts very top-line but ALL of the root concepts are there. YES it goes fast but... read the title. It is SO great to have a scientist lay out the salient points to get familiar with a heady topic quickly. I think all readers (listeners) know they are only getting the tip of the tip of the iceberg... but... it is SOOoooo cool.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the David Attenborough if the cosmos, this book is not added to the list of things you must experience to really know your place in the universe.
An absolutely beautiful listen. Worth every penny. I wish it'd keep going but I guess that's what his Cosmos book is for. I highly recommend this.
This is my favorite book
This book was an absolute pleasure. The narration by the author was easy to listen to and quite engaging. This book covered what I assume to be the very basics of astrophysics and left me yearning for more.
I thought it was very well presented, and the authour reading his own work is always a nice touch, but he lost me at the end when he went far-left political on me... Keep science in the realm of science and political optics in the realm of fantasy where they belong. Thanks. NDT is a great advocate and presenter in his field, and is an excellent source for bringing subjects like astrophysics and cosmology to the layperson. He is well suited to this reading.
Great book but much too short.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was pleasant to listen to, and I like the fact it was read by the author. It was a lot of info to take in, but I think the author did a good job at explaining everything. I will most likely listen to this book again.
So much info in such a short amount of time. Mind blowing wouldn’t be a phrase that does it justice!!!
This is a book I will listen to more than once. You can learn something new every time you hear it.
Neil D. Tyson is research scientist in astrophysics at Princeton University and Curator of Astronomy, Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History. A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science in New York City, Dr. Tyson received his B.A. in Physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia. He is author of the question-and-answer book "Merlin's Tour of the Universe," published by Columbia University Press