Book – If you have a general interest in astrophysics and/or if you are like me and want to appear smarter on the subject than you really are, then Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry might just be the resource you need! The book is by no means intimidating – small in size, only 208 pages, with an easy to use table of contents and index. With wit and charm Tyson shares his knowledge on the origin and creation of the universe, gravity, light, space, dark matter and dark energy, and many more cosmic wonders and mysteries. His goal is for us to gain an understanding of the past, present, and future of our universe and our place in it. Though you won’t be an expert after reading this, you just may have enough interest to want to know more.
The author is director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and host of the hit radio and TV show “StarTalk”.
If you would like to learn more about this topic, as Tyson hoped you would, you may want to check out these books – What is Relativity, The Fabric of the Cosmos, these DVDs – Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Monster of the Milky Way and much more. Just check our catalog or ask one of our librarians!