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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

  • “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.”

    AudioFile

  • “Tyson brings his conversational and educational style to audio with this latest collection of essays…As a narrator, Tyson is marvelous; his enthusiasm and excitement for the subject are infectious.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

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

    Forbes

  • “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 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.”

    Salon

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

    Vanity Fair

  • “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.”

    Discover

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

    Kirkus Reviews

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

    BookPage

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

    Booklist

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

    LibraryReads

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

    Library Journal

  • 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
  • Winner of the 2017 Voice Arts Award for Best Author Performance 
  • Grammy Award finalist for 2018 Best Spoken Word Album
  • Finalist for the 2017 Voice Arts Award for Best Nonfiction
  • A Goodreads Choice Awards Winner
  • Finalist for the 2017 Audible.com Best of the Year in Nonfiction
  • A Washington Independent Review of Books Pick for Best of 2017
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017
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About the Author
Author Neil deGrasse Tyson

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.