Astrophysics For People In A Hurry ~ Neil de Grasse Tyson (2017)
Celebrated astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson opens this accessible volume of astrophysics by stating that he hoped that this would be a book that would firstly provide people with information about the cosmos, and perhaps be the stepping stone to a deeper education into the stars. Covering everything from the birth of our galaxy, to quarks, to electrons, and the planets, Tyson fits the history of the universe into 208 pages. While written in an accessible manner, with humour, non-scientists may feel a little lost by some of the jargon. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but am still not entirely sure what quarks are. Definitely worth reading for anyone who has ever “looked up at the night sky and wondered: what does it all mean? How does it all work? And, what if my place in the universe?” (208 pgs)
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