Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

America’s most celebrated astrophysicist invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has become one of the most recognizable and respected figures in science, beloved to curious kids. In this adaptation of his #1 New York Times bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Tyson has―for the first time―served up the universe in a handy, portable package designed specifically for young readers.

From the difference between a star and a supernova to what matter and dark matter really are, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry will turn busy kids into budding experts on the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe. Dozens of color photos, infographics, and extra explanations make accessible even the trickiest concepts, including questions around the nature of space and time. Along the way, Tyson’s characteristic wit ensures a journey packed with fun.

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces young readers to an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry, fostering the “cosmic perspective” that outer space inspires in all of us.

40 color illustrations
Paperback, 192 pages
Published on February 5, 2019 by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-10: 0393356507
ISBN-13: 9780393356502
2 Book Reviews
  • bsc
    bsc4 months44 stars
    I'm not a big astronomy person, but this book was interesting! It was humorous, yet informational. If you want to know more about the cosmos, but don't want a LOOOONG boring book, this book is for you! Happy reading!
    • kellencatmaster
      kellencatmasterabout 2 years55 stars
      This book has everything a kid needs to know about the big bang, quarks, photons and much more! It teaches using fun concepts that make it easier to learn astrophysics.