Astrophysics for people in a hurry / Neil deGrasse Tyson.

By: Tyson, Neil deGrasse [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Edition: First editionDescription: 222 pages ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780393609394; 0393609391Subject(s): Astrophysics | Cosmology | Universe | Space and time | Space and timeDDC classification: 523.01 LOC classification: QB461 | .T97 2017
Contents:
The greatest story ever told -- On Earth as in the heavens -- Let there be light -- Between the galaxies -- Dark matter -- Dark energy -- The cosmos on the table -- On being round -- Invisible light -- Between the planets -- Exoplanet earth -- Reflections on the cosmic perspective.
Awards: New York Times Best Seller ListSummary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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The greatest story ever told -- On Earth as in the heavens -- Let there be light -- Between the galaxies -- Dark matter -- Dark energy -- The cosmos on the table -- On being round -- Invisible light -- Between the planets -- Exoplanet earth -- Reflections on the cosmic perspective.

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Text in English.

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