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Astrophysics for people in a hurry [sound recording] /

by Tyson, Neil deGrasse [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781538408018; 1538408015.Subject(s): Astrophysics | Cosmology | Space and time | SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science | Space and time | Universe | Audiobooks
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 -- Reflectionson the cosmic -- Perspective.
Read by the author.Summary: What is the nature of space and time? How do people fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within them? There's no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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<p>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 bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.</p> <p>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 digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.</p> <p>While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the 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.</p>

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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 -- Reflectionson the cosmic -- Perspective.

Read by the author.

What is the nature of space and time? How do people fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within them? There's no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Library Journal Review

Tyson brings his conversational and educational style to audio with this latest collection of essays. The topics covered are meant to be an introduction and overview of astrophysics, including the latest discoveries. Listeners' ease of understanding will vary greatly depending on their level of previous knowledge. For example, at one point Tyson mentions that a listener may guess that the process of spectroscopy was used, but not all listeners will have reached that conclusion. However, his examples will aid in the comprehension of difficult concepts; his visual about density includes stuffing 100 million elephants into a tube of ChapStick. Some of the essays have been published in his previous books, which may disappoint some listeners. His concluding essay, "Reflections on the Cosmic Perspective," should be required reading for everyone. As a narrator, Tyson is marvelous; his enthusiasm and excitement for the subject are infectious. VERDICT A fine addition for fans of Tyson's previous works, including the television show Cosmos and his books Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries and Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour. ["Those seeking pleasure reading-Tyson fans and newcomers alike-will enjoy this caper through the cosmos": LJ 5/15/17 review of the Norton hc.]-Jason L. Steagall, Gateway Technical Coll. Lib., Elkhorn, WI © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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