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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Audiobook by Neil deGrasse Tyson is a popular science book published in 2017. The book is based on a number of queries related to the universe. The book is basically a collection of essays written by the author between 1997 to 2007. The author adopts a conversational style for explaining the concepts in the book. He is hugely successful in explaining complicated terminology in a most simple and beguiling manner to the average reader.

He breaks down the subject into easy and digestible chapters to ensure that the readers are not overwhelmed by the subject. In the chapter on Exoplanets, the author provides the readers with insight on what we know and how we know it. He also provides real-life examples on various aspects related to the universe, which lets the users easily remember the content and comprehend it easily also.

Some of the writings are two-decade-old and the author has updated them wherever necessary in the light of new discoveries. In the final chapter of the book, the author provides his opinions on why humans should study about the universe when out scale in the universe is so miniscule and there are more pressing problems on hand. He reasons that it is the duty of human civilization to explore the universe. The day when we stop exploring, the human civilization will go back to the regressive view that the universe revolves ourselves.


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Audiobook by Neil deGrasse Tyson received positive reviews from the critics and the readers. Tyson was acclaimed for simplifying the difficult subject and presenting it to the readers in a layman’s language. The book debuted on number one on the The New York Times Bestseller list.

It is still in the top five of the list and has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. The author’s writing style is simple and informative which will appeal to the average reader. The narrative is to the point and concise. The book is a must-read for readers who have interest in the universe and want to expand their knowledge on it.