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Are you interested in the great mysteries of the universe but don’t have the time or the patience to slog through the enormous scientific books on astrophysics? Then one of our new books might be just the thing for you.
Check out Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. You may be familiar with Dr. Tyson from his hit radio and television program “StarTalk” or his other award winning books. (He has even appeared on the popular sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”!) Dr. Tyson is known for his ability to relate complex scientific information to regular people. This book is a shining example of that. He uses witty anecdotes and clear language to explain topics such as quantum mechanics, the search for life in the universe, and black holes, all in short, easy to read chapters. Even people who normally stay away from anything “scientific” will find this book entertaining and enlightening.
This book is certainly not intended to make anyone an expert in astrophysics, but its twelve essays are designed to give readers enough of an understanding of the key concepts that they will be able to better understand what is going on in our world. It is located in adult non-fiction in Dewey number 523.01. This section is where all of the astrophysics books are found, so if you read this one and want to get more detailed information about one or more of the subjects discussed, you should be able to find it here.