Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil de Grasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil de Grasse Tyson

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Physics
Score: 4.5
From 727 Ratings


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

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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

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


  • A thoughtful read

    By acreads
    If I’m honest, I did not understand every chapter in this book! That said, it made me feel connected to humanity and space and the universe. Made me contemplate my smallness is a very good way. I have gone back and reread several chapters, and know I will come back to this again and again.
  • Book review of Astrophysics for people in a hurry.

    By Vic from Rancho Mirage,CA
    The most amazing book to which I’ve ever exposed myself. The author created a new world, especially spiritually to myself. A must read for everyone.
  • Greatness

    By Des3v07
    Loved it from page one.
  • Knowledge is Power

    By Rhinosandy III
    A great read for a non math person. The last chapter alone justifies the price of this book.
  • Astrophysics

    By A Must-Read
    I bought this on a whim, and I am so glad I did! The science is incredibly accessible and enjoyable -- the author utilizes great analogies and common language without condescending to non-scientifically astute readers. He creates an astounding picture of the power, the enormity, and the connection between every aspect of the fabric of space-time fro earth through the solar system, the universe, and beyond. Part science, part philosophy, an amazing read I highly recommend for everyone! This will be my Gift Book this year for my family and friends!
  • Psuedo-intellectual blowhard

    By Mark737356
    Overrated pop science spewed. A poor man’s Carl Sagan.
  • Amazing Read!

    By Sabritas52
    Must Read!!
  • Good Read

    By Gtrebel1022
    Found Myself Surprisingly More & More Interested As I Read On.
  • Journey to the stars

    By Corleone23
    Neil embodies and represents the true scientist. His writing takes you on a quick, yet extravagant and beautiful journey through the vast Universe. From the smallest, to the vastly gigantic and dangerous phenomena that have transform and created what we see before us, today. Neil is the man. I was hooked!
  • Loved it!

    By BobBalfe
    Very easy to read with quick short anecdotes where even the least person into astrophysics will be able to understand. This book still sits on my coffee table and I pick it up now and then to re-read some of the chapters.