America's most celebrated astrophysicist invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe.
Neil deGrasse Tyson has become one of the most recognisable and respected figures in science. In this adaptation of his The New York Times bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Tyson has for the first time served up the universe in a handy, portable package designed specifically for young readers. From the difference between a star and a supernova to what matter and dark matter really are, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry will turn young people into budding experts on the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe. Along the way, Tyson's characteristic wit ensures a journey packed with fun.
Praise for Neil deGrasse Tyson's #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
"Grappling with the scope of the universe...is no simple endeavor, but in this tidy overview, Tyson succeeds with seeming effortlessness." -San Francisco Chronicle
"With wry humor, keen vision, and abundant humanity, Neil deGrasse Tyson distills the big questions of space, time, and reality into short, insightful chapters." -Discover
"A winner that every astronomy enthusiast should have on the bookshelf!" -David J. Eicher, Astronomy
"Lovely book. Last chapter worthy of Carl Sagan himself." -Richard Dawkins
"Tyson breaks these big ideas into digestible lessons with the humor and charisma he's known and loved for." -Popular Mechanics
"Tyson's insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist, or educator." -Forbes
"A great gift for the scientifically inclined (but busy)." -Chicago Tribune
"Vintage Tyson--engaging, chatty, and littered with historical and linguistic anecdotes." -Times Higher Education
About the Author
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City. Gregory Mone, coauthor, with Bill Nye, of the Jack and the Geniuses series, adapted Daniel James Brown's Boys in the Boat for young readers.