Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
avontell More than 1 year ago
Excellent journey through space and time, highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great look into science and space. Awesome book.
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theTafili 7 days ago
Being a long time fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson I felt obligated to purchase and read this book. I have always been appreciative of his endeavors as a science advocate and his ability to inspire. Before purchasing I watched a couple of interviews of him advertising this book which provided me more clarity on who his target audience was when he was writing it. To start off with, this book is meant to reach a broader audience in our society. He purposely casts a large net in order to educate the masses on the physical reality of the Universe. Most of the information I read I was already aware of. This book for me served as a pleasant review of my understanding of the Universe. Every chapter is broken down into a different topics of the Universe that you hear every now and then from every day life. Topics that you are familiar by name but not by understanding. Topics such as; Dwarf Planets, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The Big Bang, etc. All these topics are broken down so that you may digest it slowly. A disclaimer I would add is that some parts could be dense for some individuals but overall the reading should be quite light and refreshing. The ending chapter ties everything together quite beautifully and by far is my favorite chapter. Its as if every chapter is a piece of a recipe and the ending puts everything into one pot for you. You get to see how all these observations humanity made ties in with each other and where you fit in. Its remarkable how our 3 lb brain could even comprehend our place in the cosmos. The cosmic perspective as it is called is important for humanity to attain, for us to move forward into the future with the same peaceful narrative. I would recommend this book for anybody who wants to increase their external awareness of the world around them. Even if you have knowledge of this topic, you will still find it beneficial. It serves an important reminder of where we are in this vast cosmic dance we all partake in.
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Excellent information while not being overwhelming. A great introduction for those curious, and those who want to move on to more in depth reads such as "Death By Black Hole", "Origins", etc.
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