Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Version: Unabridged
Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Science & Technology
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2017
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 41 minutes
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Overview

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 mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling 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 digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the 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.

Reviews (24)

Written by Lauren C. on July 15th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Worth a re-listen

Written by Justin S. on April 18th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Interesting. Although over my head my bit, got a good understanding of how everything came together

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Written by Steve M. on February 4th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

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Written by Corrie G. on August 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Written by Anonymous on July 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Written by Daniel F. on March 30th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is my favorite book

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Written by Aaron C. on December 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

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Written by Chris W. on October 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

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.

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Written by James R. on October 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book but much too short.

Written by Trinity S. on July 21st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Tyson, Neil DeGrasse

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