Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609405
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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.

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN: 9781432843526
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What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. Now Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

Summary Of Astrophysics For People In A Hurry By Neil Degrasse Tyson

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Are you ready for a simple, straight-forward answer about astrophysics? Then this summary and analysis companion book based on Astrophysics for Busy People by Neil deGrasse Tyson is for you! In Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson takes the reader on a voyage from the beginning of our universe and the big bang to our modern world and the need to place our existence within a wider cosmological perspective. Starting from the big bang, we learn how the expansion and cooling of our universe created the conditions for light to travel across the universe. This light, traveling over billions of years allows astrophysicists to see back in time and reconstruct the events since the creation of our universe. In this exploration of our cosmos, Tyson introduces us to Newton's law of gravity and Einstein's theory of general relativity. While these laws of physics are universal throughout the cosmos and help us understand the movement of the planets and stars, they also open us up to the deeper mysteries of our universe, such as dark matter and dark energy. Although we may perceive our universe as vast and empty, Tyson explores the space between galaxies and planets in our own solar system, suggesting that what we find in between, is just as interesting to study as the planets and the stars. In this summary and analysis based on Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson, you'll enjoy: A detailed chapter-by-chapter summary that depicts the rapid expansion of the universe, the development of light, and much more! Discussion questions about Neil deGrasse Tyson's work that are sure to engage and excite you! Information about Neil deGrasse Tyson, and a long list of other interesting books he has written! And so much more! BUY TODAY, AND LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ABOUT OUR WONDERFUL, MYSTICAL UNIVERSE! NOTE TO READERS: This is a summary and analysis companion book that is meant to enhance your reading of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. You are strongly encouraged to purchase the original book as well.

Death By Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393113785
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“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole? explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Startalk

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426330871
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StarTalk is both a podcast and a National Geographic television program, in which host Neil deGrasse Tyson and his celebrity guests tackle provocative subjects in science. This companion volume features interesting photos, smart scientific facts, and witty commentary.

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry Summarized For Busy People

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This book summary and analysis is created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. What is the true nature of the fabrics of spacetime? Where does humankind belong in the grand scheme of the universe? How exactly is the universe alive within us? Let renowned astrophysicist and acclaimed author Neil deGrasse Tyson guide you through these baffling mysteries of the cosmos. In the modern day, so few people spend their time to contemplate the secrets of the universe. Tyson offers us a closer look at the heavens, with brevity and wit, in twelve comprehensible chapters you can read anytime, anywhere. As you brew your morning coffee or as you wait for your bus ride to work, this book provides just more than enough for you to be fluent in the complex subject of the cosmos. From the Big Bang to supermassive black holes, from general relativity to quantum theory, and from the quest for exoplanets to the quest for extraterrestrial life—Astrophysics for People in a Hurry guarantees to fill you in and bring you up to date. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Welcome To The Universe

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883229
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.

Origins Fourteen Billion Years Of Cosmic Evolution

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393327582
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"An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology."—?Kirkus Reviews? Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

Space Chronicles Facing The Ultimate Frontier

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082911
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“A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”—Air & Space America’s space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs. With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world. Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.

Accessory To War The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics And The Military

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039328543X
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An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. “The overlap is strong, and it’s a two- way street,” say the authors, because the astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi- spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a “curiously complicit” alliance. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.