Astrophysics for People in A Hurry

Astrophysics for People in A Hurry

Audiobook CD - 2017
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What is the nature of space and time? How do people fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within them? There's no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781538408018
Characteristics: 3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in
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Jul 01, 2018

It was engaging, compelling, astonishing and eye-opening. I really did enjoy it, and the title drew me in. This was my first ever book on CD as an adult and I think I may have to start looking into more of them because it was extremely convenient and gave me things to focus on and think about while driving.
This really was a nice intro course to Astrophysics! I knew some of it from classes I have taken, but there was still a lot of info I had no clue about; plus even hearing a new spin on the familiar topics gave me a fresh perspective on them. If you are science-minded, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, and/or enjoyed Cosmos, I would recommend this book.

profdavis Jun 04, 2018

Exactly as the title implies, this collection of essays is a breezy overview of the major topics of astrophysics for a general audience. If you have watched Tyson's update of the science television series Cosmos, then a lot of this will be familiar territory. Tyson's fascinations with particle physics, astronomy, and the deep history of life on Earth are covered here. His almost evangelical love of science is on display as well. I highly recommend the chapter on dark matter which provides a very clear explanation of a very murky topic.


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