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.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Hardcover: 224 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 18.54 x 12.19 x 2.54 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.23 KgPeriplus Bestseller Rank:
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The intent of this book is to give a simple and quick understanding of the universe. Maybe that in itself says why this didn’t quite meet expectations. The book is full of interesting information and is a good starting point for understanding our universe and its makeup. The problem is that science is not so simple to absorb.
But it’s a short book. The book felt a bit disjointed as well (because the book is just a collection of his essays rather than a book that addresses some topic from beginning to end).
If you're too busy to absorb the cosmos via classes, textbooks, or documentaries, and you nonetheless seek a brief but meaningful introduction to the field, this is really a great, informative book.
As someone coming not from a natural sciences educational lbackground, I think Tyson has succeeded in presenting a brief, light, yet qualitatively uncompromissing outlook to general readers about the Universe. Whenever Tyson writes something jargonistic and technical, he will always explain it in ways that makes it understandable to readers.
As i wrote on the title, this book became my favorit book in 2017. I bought this book together with Emperor of All Maladies. And, these book emphasize different expertise--while Emperor tells us about biochemistry, and this book about astrophysics.
The book contained a lot of big words that I was not familiar with. The author explained in simple ways though certain things were still beyond my comprehension. It's interesting anyway to know how we are actually just a small part of the universe.
There's a chapter in the book that talked about the periodic table. And Neil deGrasse Tyson really explained it much much more interesting than my teacher in high school.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who has special interest in knowing about the universe or just science in general.