Book Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil DeGrasse Tyson

I have to admit to being a bit of a fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, so I was really looking forward to reading or listening (via Audible) to his book Astrophysics for People in  Hurry.

It's always a bit of a tall order to try to cover something like Astrophysics in a short book. The title reminded of silly book titles like "Applied Multivariate Analysis and Calculus for non-Mathematicians".

But I loved this book.

Neil has very carefully chosen many interesting aspects of the world and how we come to be here, and what we do and don't know but the thing I enjoy most is his unbridled enthusiasm for his subject. You can just tell how much he loves this material and how keen he is to share it with you.

I've read a number of books on these topics in the past but still found many aspects that I either hadn't encountered before or where Neil provided a different view of the topic.

The book covers some tough territory but I think he's done a great job of keeping the treatment of it light enough to avoid losing the majority of his audience.

Recommended !

Greg's rating: 8 out of 10

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