Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

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How do you boil the study of the universe down to a snappy 192-page read that remains loaded with facts and yet utterly engrossing for readers of all ages? Well, you call Neil deGrasse Tyson because he’s got a knack for this sort of thing.

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurr offers a crash course in the cosmos, covering everything from our solar system and how we explore it to dark matter, black holes, and the structure of the universe. The book opens with an immersive timeline of the birth of creation that is as charming as it is fascinating. The mix of line drawings and photography help bring all of these big concepts to life, making for one of the most fun and most engaging scientific reads of the past few years.

Peppered with interesting and silly asides about eclectic topics like dunking on mars, Santa spending time in Ecuador, and Neil’s least favorite superheroes, the book deftly mixes real scientific principles with tongue-in-cheek humor to keep things marvelously accessible for younger readers.

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry treats younger readers like capable equals, never talking down and always engaging rather than lecturing. It’s terrific stuff.

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Author Neil deGrasse Tyson • Gregory Mone, Contributor
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 192 pages
Publisher Norton Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-05-02
ISBN 9781419731808
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Issue April 2019
Category Tweens


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