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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson Narrator: Neil deGrasse Tyson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538408032
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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 mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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

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

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One thing that emerges from this thoughtful and entertaining study of space and time…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.”


  • “Tyson manifests science brilliantly….[his] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist, or educator.”


  • “With wry humor, keen vision, and abundant humanity, Neil deGrasse Tyson distills the big questions of space, time, and reality into short, insightful chapters you can enjoy with your morning coffee.”


  • “Tyson’s dramatic device of announcing the passage of time every few pages works well, giving a sense of scale and drama…Tyson is, nonetheless, the world’s best science communicator…he is the public face of science in America, and the country’s most prominent expert on the origins of life and matter.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Tyson makes a big bang with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Tyson is a master of streamlining and simplification….taking mind-bogglingly complex ideas, stripping them down to their nuts and bolts, padding them with colorful allegories and dorky jokes, and making them accessible to the layperson.”


  • “Even readers normally adverse to anything to do with physics or chemistry will find Tyson’s wittily delivered explanations compelling and disarmingly entertaining.”


  • “A short and sweet explanation of the nature of space and time and how we mesh with the universe at large.”

    Library Journal

  • “Exactly what the title promises, a basic understanding of a deeply fascinating subject.”


  • “Infectiously enthusiastic, humorous, and, above all, accessible.”


  • “A sublime introduction…that will leave readers wanting more.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A May 2017 LibraryReads Pick
  • An Amazon.com Bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • An Audible.com Bestseller
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Audiobook Pick of the Month
  • Finalist for the Voice Arts Award for Best Author Performance and for Best Nonfiction
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About the Author
Author Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently 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 has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy. 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 nonfiction books, including Death by Black Hole, which was a New York Times bestseller.