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* Written by expert communicator and host, Neil deGrasse Tyson
* Witty humor makes a seemingly dry topic very enjoyable
* Simple in presentation, yet not simplistic
Since 2015, Neil deGrasse Tyson has been a household name in much of North America. This Harvard-educated astrophysicist is Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and a talk show host on the National Geographic Channel. More than any of these astronomical achievements, Tyson is best-known for making science cool again on the TV show, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
His wit and charm have gone a long way in making a topic, which was once left in dusty academic halls, exciting for people of all ages. Now, in his new book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” that charm and wit are on display as he makes the complicated subject matter easy (and enjoyable) to understand.
Tyson tackles the topic of astrophysics (which is typically considered too “heady” and inaccessible by the general public) and human life in the cosmos. Well-known for his dry sense of humor and down to earth personality (which are displayed daily in his social media feeds), he employs both as he explains concepts such as dark matter, energy and the shape of various, astronomical bodies. What was once left in the halls of academia or used for the purpose of science-fiction movies, has now been made understandable by one of this nation’s leading thinkers and communicators.
If you have ever wondered about that daunting question of space and our place in it, well, this new book will be a proper starting point to find some answers. Although astrophysics may not sound like the easiest topic to comprehend, with a guide like Tyson, you will not only be educated, you’ll also be entertained.
Take a look at this handy book, which may just become the “Hitchhiker’s Guide” to the universe for a new millennium.
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