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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry | Neil deGrasse Tyson
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 mindexpanding 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 digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the 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."
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MyBookSwapClub
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Pickpick

Currently listening! Great book and plenty of insight into our universe :)

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wanderinglynn
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Trying to read as I wait for the next ferry to Seattle to go to an interview. Not sure I picked the best book to read right now as my mind is a bit scattered.

Bookwormjillk Good luck with your interview! 2mo
Suet624 Good luck! Look at the water and breathe deeply. 😁 2mo
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Dragon Best of luck with your interview 🤞 2mo
Lcsmcat Good luck! 🍀 2mo
RvnclawWhovian Good luck!! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Good luck with your interview! 2mo
AmyK1 Good luck! 2mo
Catsandbooks Good luck! 🍀 2mo
Lindy 🍀 2mo
EricJames1 My dad loved that book! 2mo
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CarmelFaith

Genre: Non-Fiction
Date Started: September 14, 2019
Date Completed:

How I chose/found this book: I found this book while searching for books to read since I needed a book and then it caught my attention because it looked interesting.

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wen4blu
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I listened to this one while #audiogardening, but feel like I missed a lot. Since it‘s only 4 hours long, I may give it another listen when I‘m not as distracted by never-ending weeds.

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BenFringuello
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They say that someone isn‘t a true expert in something unless they can explain it at a middle school level. NDT Does just that. I have learned so much just from this book and it has made me excited to learn more about astrophysics. I can listen to a news story on the radio about some new discovery in space now and actually keep up and know what they are talking about. It‘s been a long time since I was this excited to learn about science!Good read!

BenFringuello Additionally, this book might make you feel small and insignificant at first once you start thinking how big the universe is and how tiny we are, but as he explains, once you start to learn more about the workings of the universe and our place in it, you begin to feel a lot more comfortable knowing that our search for knowledge of the ever expanding universe is helping us to advance our life, not making us feel smaller. 3mo
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bourne.shell
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I love how he writes in layman terms and his passion comes across at all times. He did a cool breakdown of the elements in the periodic table ... who knew that could be so amazing! And the last chapter is absolutely amazing ... part science, part philosophy, part theory.

Neat fact. All the street lights in Tucson, Arizona glow orange because they use low sodium bulbs because it's easyier for telescopes to filter that light out of images.

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heyitsMacall
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We‘re all just organisms trying to figure it out. I liked this book, it‘s accessible science for people with some background in science.

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Lexeegee
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I have to hand it to Neil, he put on a heck of a performance He almost made astrophysics sound exciting, at times. I think I sprained my brain trying to make sense of it all. 😂

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jen_the_scribe

For curious minds and lovers of outer space, Neil deGrasse Tyson puts this in simple terms. A fascinating, awe-inspiring, informational read that can make you feel both tiny and yet a vital part of the universe.

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eri.reads
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This is from my #audiowalk yesterday morning. It very nice and relaxing after a hectic week of work.

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MichaelK
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Sunday morning reads 🚀☄️⭐️🌕

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savvy24

We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out --and we have only just begun.

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AbbaZabba02
Panpan

Book 39 of the year, finished May 16, audio

Tried to branch out into some nonfiction. Didn't really care for it. I tried. On the up side, this was a remarkable audio book to fall asleep to!

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Redheadrambles
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This was a pretty fun read in the end, once I found my groove with it. After the first few chapters I wasn't sure I had it in me to continue, it did feel like I was hurtling through the cosmos at light-speed dodging asteroids.

Much of what I liked about this book was the general scientific perspective on life, the notion that we are less important than we think we are in the greater scheme of things.

Redheadrambles #ReadHarder2019 - Book about space (edited) 7mo
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Christinak
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”In other words, if telescopes observed mass rather than light, then our cherished galaxies in clusters would appear as insignificant blips amid a #giant spherical blob of gravitational forces.”

#QuotsyMar19 #31DaysOfNonFiction

Theaelizabet Loved this book. 8mo
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Eyelit
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Ok, Litsy. You persuaded me that #audiocleaning is a worthwhile endeavor. Audiobooks are usually difficult for me - too easily distracted maybe? Anyhoo, I succumbed. And succeeded. So listening to nonfiction while doing chores is def something I‘ll try again. Thanks for that! #blamelitsy #eventhoughiownthisbookiusedhooplatolisten #hoopla

trazo Your penguin wool balls are so cute! 8mo
dariazeoli This is a hack I use to tackle Mount TBR! 8mo
MelissaSue81 I like audiocleaning a lot! It gives me motivation to clean. In fact, I think I might do some right now. 8mo
Laura317 Audio cleaning is the only way I clean! 8mo
WhatDeeReads Audiocleaning is the only way I can clean. If the book is good I find myself cleaning more just to keep listening. 8mo
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hjreviews
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Mehso-so

⭐️3/5 This was probably a book I needed to read rather than listen to, but it was filled with great information. Just felt like I would have gotten more out of it by reading it. Also, Tyson‘s voice didn‘t grab me and so I caught my mind wandering off a lot.

Susanita He has a lovely voice, but I think at some point it would just put me to sleep. 8mo
hjreviews @Susanita that was my problem. It‘s not that he has a bad voice, it just reminded me of like a planet Earth documentary—space edition lol 8mo
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REPollock
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I loved this audiobook! It's narrated by the author, and he has such a recognizable voice that it's more like hearing him deliver a protracted lecture on the cosmos and how the universe works (scientifically). I think of NdGT as the successor to Carl Sagan in so many ways, and this book contributes to that. He has such a great way to make abstract concepts of astrophysics comprehensive and accessible.

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Qpri
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‘The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.‘ Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Pic: The Northern Lights in Fairbanks on our Alaska trip! 🌌

Xeno I love that little book, but a lot of it still goes over my head! Amazing picture too, I can only imagine how awesome they are in person 9mo
Qpri @Xeno Haha ditto! The Lights were absolutely surreal... more than a sight to see, it was a whole experience! 9mo
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REPollock
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This audiobook is winning today.

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readeatretreat
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Current audiobook 🌘✨

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BookishBelle
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Yay! I finally get to listen to this! I‘ve been waiting for my hold to come in for awhile. Doing some #audiostitching today. This pic is actually from yesterday but it‘ll be awhile before I take it out of the hoop again.

SailorMoon Audio stitching sounds like a dream to me! I used to be the most enthusiastic cross-stitcher in the world probably, but now I can't do it anymore due to some eyesight problems. I'd love to see more of your work though!!! I will make sure to tag you in mine if I ever end up posting some old ones 🥰🌙 9mo
BookishBelle Awesome! Yes, I do love to stitch. I just started last summer though. I‘ve posted everything on here that I‘ve done with the hashtag #audiostitching or #crossstitching so you can see them there plus all the other audiostitchers on Litsy. I‘d love to see your work too! @SailorMoon 9mo
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AceApolonio
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I started my busy year with this book because I wanted to remember my place in the universe again. I felt almost the same feeling from when I first read Cosmos by Carl Sagan. It‘s a calming and fascinating experience. I feel like I will start my reading lifestyle in a good mood this year.

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kricheal
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I definitely recommend the audio with this one, felt like I was watching the show! #2 #2019

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Good to know! Will do! 10mo
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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

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DavidThePavid
Pickpick

Neil is awesome!

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Stephuhhnieee
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Stephuhhnieee
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And I‘ve discovered Libby! Giving audiobooks yet another try. My ADD doesn‘t work well with them... but I really want it to 😩

MelissaSue81 I don‘t know if this is the best book to try audiobooks on if you have trouble focusing. This was reaaaally easy to zone out on. 11mo
Stephuhhnieee @MelissaSue81 Astronomy is my favorite topic 😂 And I‘ve listened to most of his podcasts without too much issue. I think this one will be fine... it‘s regular novels that I‘m worried about 😅 11mo
Bookishthoughts Audiobooks are hard for me also. I find doing mundane work like laundry, housework , or driving helps me focus. I also like setting a timer so I can fall asleep. Good luck! 11mo
Blaire I have to do light stuff like celeb memoirs on audiobooks. Nothing complex. Although I did listen to the tagged book and enjoyed it. 11mo
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sophierayton
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Pickpick

This does exactly what it says on the tin. Short and comprehensive while still fascinating and educational. Very good.

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Gina
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I feel like I should have this framed and hanging in my garage library. ♡♡♡

gradcat This is great! 👍😊 11mo
Traci1 😍 11mo
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shaynarae
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Mehso-so

Bias alert: Just the word “astrophysics” puts me to sleep. The only reason I picked up this book was because I needed something on audio and this was available on Litsy. Unfortunately, it wasn‘t until after I started listening that I registered the sexual harassment allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson and am not at all condoning him or his behavior.

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Gina
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I found this on the interwebs! What an amazing gift!♡♡♡

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mountainsandlace
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mountainsandlace
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KerryLibME
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”People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe.”

bookcollecter Amazing quote 12mo
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