Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Version: Unabridged
Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Genres: Astronomy & Physics
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Published In: February 2019
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 32 minutes
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Neil deGrasse Tyson's #1 New York Times bestselling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listeners

From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly-and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.

This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young listeners.

Reviews (1)


Written by Corrie G. on July 23rd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book should just teach you about stars, planets and space but by the end, you will have a whole new perspective on what you are, where you fit, and everything bigger and smaller, older and younger than us. Very well adapted for a younger audience but is also well suited for someone who maybe just does not yet have the vocabulary or user standing for astrophysics for people in a hurry, astrophysics for young people in a hurry will be prefect for them. Thank you Neil, it was a pleasure!

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