Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil de Grasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Artist Neil de Grasse Tyson

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Physics
Score: 4.5
From 219 Ratings


The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

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.


  • Work For It

    By Rfdlyons
    Had to force myself to keep reading, but learned quite a bit. Worth the struggle to keep reading. Author is amazing!
  • Interesting, but not a holistic book.

    By Irony Rob
    Each of the several chapters was a standalone essay. Together, the sum was less than the total of the individual parts. Think of it more as a collection of essays, some of which are very interesting, and a few of which are loaded with interesting pieces of information. But the universe hangs together, so why can't the parts of the book together? Each of the chapters was moving away from the others at the speed of light...
  • Great read

    By kwsurf
    Great read. I could have done without the final chapter that tried to answer the "what does it all mean" question, which I thought was drivel and sort of ruined it for me. I should have stopped reading one chapter early!
  • Amazing

    By Pocket Poker
    This complex yet easy to read book is just what I needed, on my 10 hour flight home. I can say with certainty that the cosmic perspective is now upon me.
  • Exceptional book for any curious mind

    By Jaime Nunez
    This book is a great book for the curious people that wonder about the meaning for our place in the cosmic scale. The chapters take you on a journey in which the narrative captures your curiosity but using very understandable phrases that are easy to follow for all readers, regardless of their scientific background.
  • Great science no need to bash religion

    By Fsmiles
    Great explanations on how advances in equipment help us understand universe. He bashes religion while trying to make pure science into a new religion with his own code of ethics at end of book. Science and religion can be two great tools. No need for conflict... Read lonely man of faith to see how that works out,
  • Astrophysics for people in a hurry

    By Diane-12345
    Great read. Really simplifies many aspects of space and time that seem unmanageable.
  • Very Insightful and well written

    By BudCoop00
    I came from a background in technology but without the formal technology background. I've always been interested in physics and space and how did the universe all begin. Finally I can get so many details and explanations that I've never had and it filled in a lot of gaps. Probably the most insightful book I have ever read. JC
  • Short and informative.

    By vegancrust
    A great way to expand your knowledge of the cosmos while you are on the go. A condensed version of his book Origins.
  • Perfect.

    By César Langa
    On point, exactly what we need.