Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson audiobook

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil deGrasse Tyson
Read by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Blackstone Publishing 9780393609394


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    ISBN: 9781538408018

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    ISBN: 9781538408001

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    ISBN: 9781538408025

Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration by the Author

A 2017 Best of the Year selection

A #1 bestseller

Winner of the 2017 Voice Arts Award for Best Author Performance 

Grammy Award finalist for 2018 Best Spoken Word Album

Finalist for the 2017 Voice Arts Award for Best Nonfiction

A Library Journal Best Audiobook pick for 2017

#1 New York Times bestseller

An Apple iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks

USA Today bestseller

A Washington Independent Review of Books Pick for Best of 2017

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017

A Publishers Weekly Best Audiobook Pick of the Month

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Bestseller

A Library Journal Editor’s Pick of Most Borrowed Bestsellers

A May 2017 LibraryReads Pick

A Goodreads Choice Awards Winner

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tyson manifests science brilliantly….[His] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist, or educator.” Forbes
“Tyson makes a big bang with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” Vanity Fair
“A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leqve readers wanting more.” Kirkus Reviews
“Even readers normally adverse to anything to do with physics or chemistry will find Tyson’s wittily delivered explanations compelling and disarmingly entertaining.” Booklist
“Exactly what the title promises, a basic understanding of a deeply fascinating subject.” LibraryReads
“A short and sweet explanation of the nature of space and time and how we mesh with the universe at large.” Library Journal
“This may have been written for people in a hurry, but I urge you to take your time. It will all be over far too soon.” BBC’s Sky at Night
“With wry humor, keen vision, and abundant humanity, Neil deGrasse Tyson distills the big questions of space, time, and reality into short, insightful chapters you can enjoy with your morning coffee.” Discover
“This book will keep you fascinated with succinct and dynamic explanations of a wide variety of astronomical topics. A winner that every astronomy enthusiast should have on the bookshelf.” Astronomy
“Tyson’s dramatic device of announcing the passage of time every few pages works well, giving a sense of scale and drama…[Tyson is] the world’s best science communicator.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Tyson brings his conversational and educational style to audio with this latest collection of essays…As a narrator, Tyson is marvelous; his enthusiasm and excitement for the subject are infectious.” Library Journal (audio review)
“What we don’t know about the universe is as fascinating as what we do know, especially when Tyson is our guide. Tyson’s well-known narrative skills are used to full effect explaining concepts such as the big bang, quarks, dark matter, and unseeable light.” AudioFile
“Tyson is a master of streamlining and simplification….taking mind-bogglingly complex ideas, stripping them down to their nuts and bolts, padding them with colorful allegories and dorky jokes, and making them accessible to the layperson.” Salon
“Infectiously enthusiastic, humorous, and, above all, accessible.” BookPage



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Author Bio: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Author Bio: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. In 2017 he became the first American to win the prestigious Stephen Hawking Medal for science communication. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011 he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, and in March 2014 he became host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Tyson has written several New York Times bestselling nonfiction books.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English