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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – It’s What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” is a feature offering reviews from the Drexel Library staff about the books we’ve read. If you find a book which interests you and it is not in our collection, please feel free to acquire the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
By Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics is not an area of interest the average person would devote any time to learning about, but many people, at one time or another, have looked up at the stars and wondered about what goes on deep in the cosmos and have contemplated humanity’s place in the universe. If you think you need to have an extensive scientific background to read and understand this book, guess what? You don’t.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is written for the average person. This book is nothing like the typical snooze-worthy scientific tomes that fail to capture the interest of the average person. Much of the subject matter can be grasped by anyone.

The book is an intriguing and thought-provoking read interlaced with a generous helping of humor, information, and simplified examples. The book does not go off on tangents but stays on track with each topic. Neil deGrasse Tyson has written a clear, concise, and entertaining book that Geeks and non-Geeks will both enjoy.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is available in the Popular Reading section on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

–  Michael D. Brooks