“We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun.”
That at its core, is what famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s latest, NY Times Bestselling book is about.
It is for the non-astrophysicist to begin to understand concepts that are so large and complex and yet are the very reasons the human race exists.
Tyson’s book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” travels through time and space, starting with The Big Bang.
He explains how scientists measure the universe, the ways in which everything we know is created, and the wonders that lie beyond our earthly horizons.
These concepts can be difficult to grasp. It is no simple feat to condense the biggest revelations in cosmology to 208 pages.
Tyson attempts to tackle big things such as Einstein’s theories of relativity and how elements were created and explain them in a way that people who have not dedicated their lives to studying these topics can comprehend.
The subject matter is not easy and can be difficult to navigate and to truly wrap your head around, yet Tyson injects humor and breaks down the concepts as best he can.
Tyson’s passion for the subject is infecting, and so clearly visible through his writing making even the densest of chapters so much easier to read.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry does what it intends to do. Readers will walk away from this book more informed about some of the incredible things that are constantly being discovered.
As Tyson notes in his book, space, and the universe have always been subjects of interest, from pop culture to making news headlines.
This book is the perfect way to become more knowledgeable and informed, while also being an enjoyable read.
By the book here.
About the Author Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and author and is the director of the Hayden Planetarium located in New York City.
He has hosted numerous shows, including Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the successor to Carl Sagan’s 1980s Cosmos series.
Tyson also is an outspoken voice for science, and has received numerous accolades for his work.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is Tyson’s latest novel.
She is an avid reader, and never leaves for a trip without her kindle and a couple of books. She currently writes for her school's entertainment magazine and Flawless Mag.