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
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,179 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.


  • This crazy

    By tjcosmos713
    Only a few pages in and my mind is blown and already my favorite book
  • Interesting

    By josh.dud
    I loved this book and it really peaked my interest o. Things I am constantly thinking about.
  • Some interesting parts but a lot of fluff

    By Zaptrax
    The first 1/3 is interesting but the last 2/3rds are fluff. I prefer Carlo Rovelli’s books.
  • Wonderfull

    By Mejia_A
    This book is a great book for any one interested in astrophysics and how the universe was created. Also including dark matter and how quirks work a tad bit
  • Fascinating

    By GwenC65
    I expected this to be another rehash of Stephen Hawking’s Brief History, but it is entirely different and speaks of discoveries that probably weren’t even made at that time. Very open-ended, leaving room for discoveries being made as we speak. Opens up the universe for the layman, although one probably needs some prior knowledge for it to make sense. While our knowledge is growing exponentially, this book makes me realize, more than I did before, how little we really do know of what there is to be learned. The more that is learned, the more we realize we don’t know. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in what’s around them.
  • Esta mmmm vien

    By walter/ 4G(63) w3s
    Echen un vistaso
  • Dr. Tyson has a wonderful way of looking at the universe

    By L.T.E.
    I enjoy the way Dr. Tyson frames the world and the universe. It is a very entertaining read and true to it’s title was a great read for a person who is usually in a hurry and doesn’t have time to read a whole book in one sitting. 10/10 would read again!
  • Simply wondeful!!

    By Panda1949
    Great explanations of astrophysics and the newest discoveries. All in terms the every day person can grasp! A must read if you want to understand the building blocks of the world in which we live.
  • 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.