Title Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Author Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gregory Mone
ISBN 9780393356502
List price USD 11.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 192
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
About the book


Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers.

From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too.

This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.



Chapter 1.  The Greatest Story Ever Told

Chapter 2. How to Communicate with Aliens

Chapter 3. Let There Be Light

Chapter 4. Between the Galaxies

Chapter 5. Dark Matter

Chapter 6. Dark Energy

Chapter 7. My Favorite Element

Chapter 8. Why the World Is Round

Chapter 9. The Invisible Universe

Chapter 10. Around Our Solar Neighborhood

Chapter 11. What Earth Would Look Like to an Alien

Chapter 12. Looking Up, Thinking Big


Illustration Credits


About the Authors:

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City.

Gregory Mone, coauthor with Bill Nye of the Jack and the Geniuses series, adapted Daniel James Brown’s Boys in the Boat for young readers.

Target Audience:

People interested in Astrophysics & Space.


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