Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

51qdmr7snXL Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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.

This was certainly a quick read, only took me about half a day to get though it, but boy howdy does it have some hum dingers for the philosophical crowd. There’s entire chapters of stuff I already knew and stuff that I’ve already had some deep thoughts about, but it’s great to go back to those and sort through them all again and see if I still understand what I understood in the past.


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    jediadept
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    Just because he’s famous, it doesn’t make him right.
    It’s his opinions based on others’ opinions, based on…

    Old Tofu
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    science is not based on “OPINIONS” . . . or are you new to this planet?

    jediadept
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    Not as new as I may sometimes want to be, nor as old as I sometimes feel.
    The type of science you seem to be referring to is concerned with “Interpretations” made from the observation of repeatable data; not all phenomena are repeatable on demand.
    It is an unrealistically narrow view of the universe to ignore or downplay all that is not repeatable or understood.



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