Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil de Grasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil de Grasse Tyson

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Physics
Score: 4.5
From 1,262 Ratings


Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

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.


  • Fantastic!

    By MW1920382
    A great book for thinkers!
  • Tough, but worth it

    By Menyo
    For those who have no prior expertise in astrophysics (like myself), this book is a tough read. But, it is still great!! While some of the topics and subjects you may not understand right off the bat, with a couple extra minutes of re-reading the material, you will begin to understand enough to get you through the book. It is 100% worth it and really explains the basis of the universe and puts the universe in great perspective!
  • Da da da daaa!

    By tytfftyfty
    So much about space but it can teach you about space!
  • Interesting good to cover a lot of space!

    By bengalredlegs
    Great place to start to learn something about space. Then pick a topic and divert from there!
  • Amazinf

    By Fabbas23
    What can I say? I feel smarter after reading this, means it did it’s job.
  • Stays true to the title

    By BabyEinstein1
    Tyson does a great job of making complicated theories and physics understandable to the layman, all while keeping it interesting. Truly gives you a brief lecture of dark matter, dark energy, and your place in the universe(among a few others) while keeping you entertained. Loved it and can’t wait for the next book!
  • This crazy

    By tjcosmos713
    Only a few pages in and my mind is blown and already my favorite book
  • Interesting

    By josh.dud
    I loved this book and it really peaked my interest o. Things I am constantly thinking about.
  • Some interesting parts but a lot of fluff

    By Zaptrax
    The first 1/3 is interesting but the last 2/3rds are fluff. I prefer Carlo Rovelli’s books.
  • Wonderfull

    By Mejia_A
    This book is a great book for any one interested in astrophysics and how the universe was created. Also including dark matter and how quirks work a tad bit