Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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 co The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and...

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Title:Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Author:Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Number of Pages:222 pages pages

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Reviews

  • Otis Chandler
    Apr 26, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

    All right, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Say what?! I guess I should start with Astrophysics for Dummies . . . Nah, just forget it. I'm having a good laugh at my reading aspirations right now. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering. I am not wor...

    I u drugom ?itanju opet vrlo zabavna i interesantna knjiga koja na jednosatvan na?in poku?ava da objasni puno komplikovanih pojmova i teorija. Odli?an uvod u svet astrofizike. I pohvala za Jasminu Markovi? Karovi? na fino odradjenom prevodu :) ...

    Sadly, this is just more proof that the universe doesn't revolve around me. I highly recommend the audiobook, read by Neil himself. His voice is soothing, and the astrophysics seem somehow easier to understand coming directly from him. ...

    I have finished listening to this Audible version of Neil deGrasse Tyson for the second time and am finding it quite enjoyable. I will never become an astrophysicist but Neil deGrasse Tyson is so comfortable in his chosen speciality that he makes this audio version very pleasant to lis...

    This is everything it says on the tin. As a bit of background - I haven't yet read any of Tyson's other books. My science background is limited to high school science classes that weren't even as advanced as physics/bio/chem, though we did have a few good sessions on forensics... I hav...

    3 Stars Considering this is essentially a science book for beginners, it?s probably not a good thing that literally everything discussed here went over my head. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a cool dude. He?s hella smart - obviously - but he?s also damn engaging and informati...

    Not really designed for someone who took physics in college. If you have no base of physics this might be good. Though it was a good refresher and in a few areas useful. Eg I knew about dark matter but not dark energy. There were some fun tidbits too - I found it fascinating that t...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Nov 16, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

  • Dan Schwent
    Nov 24, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
    Apr 12, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

    All right, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Say what?! I guess I should start with Astrophysics for Dummies . . . Nah, just forget it. I'm having a good laugh at my reading aspirations right now. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering. I am not wor...

    I u drugom ?itanju opet vrlo zabavna i interesantna knjiga koja na jednosatvan na?in poku?ava da objasni puno komplikovanih pojmova i teorija. Odli?an uvod u svet astrofizike. I pohvala za Jasminu Markovi? Karovi? na fino odradjenom prevodu :) ...

    Sadly, this is just more proof that the universe doesn't revolve around me. I highly recommend the audiobook, read by Neil himself. His voice is soothing, and the astrophysics seem somehow easier to understand coming directly from him. ...

    I have finished listening to this Audible version of Neil deGrasse Tyson for the second time and am finding it quite enjoyable. I will never become an astrophysicist but Neil deGrasse Tyson is so comfortable in his chosen speciality that he makes this audio version very pleasant to lis...

    This is everything it says on the tin. As a bit of background - I haven't yet read any of Tyson's other books. My science background is limited to high school science classes that weren't even as advanced as physics/bio/chem, though we did have a few good sessions on forensics... I hav...

  • A.C. Paige
    Mar 19, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

  • Maria V. Snyder
    May 07, 2018

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Jun 17, 2018

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Aug 04, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

  • Barbara
    Sep 24, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

  • Trish
    May 21, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

  • Kelli
    Nov 17, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

  • Emily
    Nov 03, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

  • Cyndi
    Oct 24, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

  • Meags
    May 13, 2018

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

    All right, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Say what?! I guess I should start with Astrophysics for Dummies . . . Nah, just forget it. I'm having a good laugh at my reading aspirations right now. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering. I am not wor...

    I u drugom ?itanju opet vrlo zabavna i interesantna knjiga koja na jednosatvan na?in poku?ava da objasni puno komplikovanih pojmova i teorija. Odli?an uvod u svet astrofizike. I pohvala za Jasminu Markovi? Karovi? na fino odradjenom prevodu :) ...

    Sadly, this is just more proof that the universe doesn't revolve around me. I highly recommend the audiobook, read by Neil himself. His voice is soothing, and the astrophysics seem somehow easier to understand coming directly from him. ...

    I have finished listening to this Audible version of Neil deGrasse Tyson for the second time and am finding it quite enjoyable. I will never become an astrophysicist but Neil deGrasse Tyson is so comfortable in his chosen speciality that he makes this audio version very pleasant to lis...

    This is everything it says on the tin. As a bit of background - I haven't yet read any of Tyson's other books. My science background is limited to high school science classes that weren't even as advanced as physics/bio/chem, though we did have a few good sessions on forensics... I hav...

    3 Stars Considering this is essentially a science book for beginners, it?s probably not a good thing that literally everything discussed here went over my head. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a cool dude. He?s hella smart - obviously - but he?s also damn engaging and informati...

  • Jessica
    Apr 05, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

  • Paula W
    Jun 06, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

    All right, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Say what?! I guess I should start with Astrophysics for Dummies . . . Nah, just forget it. I'm having a good laugh at my reading aspirations right now. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering. I am not wor...

    I u drugom ?itanju opet vrlo zabavna i interesantna knjiga koja na jednosatvan na?in poku?ava da objasni puno komplikovanih pojmova i teorija. Odli?an uvod u svet astrofizike. I pohvala za Jasminu Markovi? Karovi? na fino odradjenom prevodu :) ...

    Sadly, this is just more proof that the universe doesn't revolve around me. I highly recommend the audiobook, read by Neil himself. His voice is soothing, and the astrophysics seem somehow easier to understand coming directly from him. ...

  • Sean Gibson
    Jun 01, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

  • Rita
    Nov 05, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

    All right, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Say what?! I guess I should start with Astrophysics for Dummies . . . Nah, just forget it. I'm having a good laugh at my reading aspirations right now. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering. I am not wor...

    I u drugom ?itanju opet vrlo zabavna i interesantna knjiga koja na jednosatvan na?in poku?ava da objasni puno komplikovanih pojmova i teorija. Odli?an uvod u svet astrofizike. I pohvala za Jasminu Markovi? Karovi? na fino odradjenom prevodu :) ...

    Sadly, this is just more proof that the universe doesn't revolve around me. I highly recommend the audiobook, read by Neil himself. His voice is soothing, and the astrophysics seem somehow easier to understand coming directly from him. ...

    I have finished listening to this Audible version of Neil deGrasse Tyson for the second time and am finding it quite enjoyable. I will never become an astrophysicist but Neil deGrasse Tyson is so comfortable in his chosen speciality that he makes this audio version very pleasant to lis...

  • Cathrine ☯️
    Jul 09, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

    All right, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Say what?! I guess I should start with Astrophysics for Dummies . . . Nah, just forget it. I'm having a good laugh at my reading aspirations right now. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering. I am not wor...

  • Darwin8u
    Jul 03, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

  • Rick Riordan
    Aug 13, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

  • Jilly
    Oct 13, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

  • Leonard Gaya
    Jan 19, 2018

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

  • Ivan
    May 11, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

  • Daniel
    Aug 09, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

    I know that Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the new poster child of capital-S Science in the last few years, but I have lived in blissful ignorance. I didn't watch Cosmos, for instance. But I like astrophysics, the parts I can grasp, and have an admiration for people who can grasp the sci...

    Actually, if you're in a hurry to understand astrophysics, might want give that pipe dream up. Although this book is a brilliant and well written group of essays by one of the greatest minds of our time, it is not a quick read. I'll grant ya that it's not a huge tome, but the amount...

    3.5 stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and the host of 'Star Talk' and 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' Tyson is also a very funny guy, and his sense of humor lightens the 'lessons' in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is cool. No question. He doesn't pack much into this short book, but whatever he does talk about is always cool. Even too cool sometimes. Sagan used to awe us with this stuff, but deGrasse Tyson makes it easy to feel like a nerd, by oversimplifying concepts and lett...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most remarkable scientists of our time, having devoted a large part of his work to popularise his field of study, astrophysics, sometimes one of the most counterintuitive sciences of all. I loved his ?remake? of Carl Sagan?s Cosmos TV show, and t...

    It was interesting and full of information about the universe. A few chapters go into more detail than others and I didn't "get" everything, science wise. But I did get a few good ideas for stories! ...

    I have always been more of a words person than a numbers person. I stopped enjoying science in school when numbers got involved, somewhere around Honors Chemistry. This book was perfect for me. Written in an engaging, approachable style, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has reign...

    I guess I?m not in that much of a hurry! Or I?m just not very bright. This book is not accessible for the average person, in a hurry or otherwise. I was lost really early on and trust me, things didn?t get clearer with time. It felt like a convoluted textbook to me. I will accept...

    ***I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review*** I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and the way he so easily puts concepts into terms regular people can understand. I love how excited he gets about the universe. This short and simple book is a great i...

    All right, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Say what?! I guess I should start with Astrophysics for Dummies . . . Nah, just forget it. I'm having a good laugh at my reading aspirations right now. I think I'll content myself with stargazing and wondering. I am not wor...

    I u drugom ?itanju opet vrlo zabavna i interesantna knjiga koja na jednosatvan na?in poku?ava da objasni puno komplikovanih pojmova i teorija. Odli?an uvod u svet astrofizike. I pohvala za Jasminu Markovi? Karovi? na fino odradjenom prevodu :) ...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Jan 13, 2018

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

    Short and sweet introduction to astrophysics. Science was bit basic for me as I posses some knowledge of the subject but it's perfect gift for my nephew who has shown interest and keeps asking me to explain this stuff to him. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great with words and simple explanati...

    ?Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.? ? Dr. Peter Venkman As a matter of fact, Ray, I DID study, though it was more than 20 years ago, so it?s entirely possible I?ve for...

    I had different expectations about this book, and the problem is likely me and not the book. The book explains astrophysics, or what we know to date about this subject from the beginning (the Big Bang) to today and also the possible future. Everything is explained theoretically and cla...

    What a fun science book! I have always been a science nut and had to get this book! The library was backed up so I know I wasn't the only one. I truly love the way he teaches the reader science on the reader's level without talking down to us. So many fun, witty remarks that stick t...

  • Tulay
    May 10, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Jan 27, 2018

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

    3.5 Stars This rating may be more reflective of my personal tastes than the book itself, as this is definitely about large-scale, broad-spectrum science. My interests always veer towards understanding people and the world around me, less than wondering about our beginnings or the sc...

  • .
    Oct 16, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...

    Just spend a half a day with this book, time you spend, reading or listening won't be wasted. From the big bang 14 billion years ago, to today. Milky way was formed 9 billion years ago, how it was named? How the planes and asteroids was named? How we fit in the universe, or the univer...

    "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson "People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics f...

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I had this on my watch list for a long time but didn't pull the trigger until it went on sale for $1.99. Since the first mo...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has the gift of helping non-geniuses get a slight clue on what those geniuses are talking about. Slight. Don't even think you can sit down and read this baby in a night. It is definitely a read-a-chapter/think-for-a-bit kind of book. I read a chapter after ea...

    This book, as its author, is difficult to rate. I am always happy to see "normal" people like me interested in sciences instead of not caring or just accepting what they are told instead of questioning and discovering for themselves. Naturally, we can't all be scientists of the first...

    4 stars for the information, of which there seems to be an abundance, but 1/2 a star as far as reading experience/enjoyment. this left me frustrated and fatigued. btw, this isn't so much a review of the book than personal drivel. perhaps a couple of months ago, i don't quite know ho...

  • Miranda Reads
    Dec 30, 2017

    Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I?m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson?s clear, funny and accessible writing, I found a lot of these concepts WAY over my head. Nevertheless, it is fascinating stuff. My big takeaway w...

    Imagine you are standing with your face up and your mouth wide open underneath a waterfall of Skittles. At first, a few Skittles get into your mouth and you can taste them. Awesome, you think. I love Skittles. Then, the Skittles become overwhelming, as more and more try to force...

    We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out?and we have only just begun. Neil deGrasse Tyson, within 224 pages, attempts to cover the entirety space and time. He does a pretty good job. However, this is not Astrophysics for Dummi...