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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 mindexpanding questions than acclaimed 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 mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist...
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  • 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 mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

 

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

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  • AudioFile Magazine One thing that emerges from this thoughtful and entertaining study of space and time by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, is that what we don't know about the universe is as fascinating as what we do know, especially when Tyson is our guide. Tyson's well-known narrative skills are used to full effect explaining concepts such as the big bang, quarks, dark matter, and unseeable light. Though most of the material goes down smoothly, a few nuggets may require hitting the rewind button. The final chapter is a plea for humanism and science because without nations whose governments value people and science, we wouldn't be able to celebrate this cosmic view of life. R.W.S. � AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine

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