Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (American Museum of Natural History, Hayden Planetarium) is the host of StarTalk and Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey. In this pocket- or purse-sized overview for general readers, he explains foundations of astrophysics using plain language, a sense of humor, a bit of philosophy, and references to popular culture such as Star Wars and Star Trek. Readers will learn about the origins of the universe, quantum mechanics, planets and stars, and major figures in the field from ancient times to the present. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (