JUNE'S BIG RELEASES VIEW HERE

Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson Gregory Mone

$18.95

Paperback

In stock
Ready to ship

QTY:

Norton
05 February 2019
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.
By:   Neil deGrasse Tyson
With:   Gregory Mone
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   332g
ISBN:   9780393356502
ISBN 10:   0393356507
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   05 February 2019
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Tyson is admirably straightforward in his descriptions and doesn't lapse into being condescending or patronising and I especially like the way he's happy to say that there are things we just don't know and phenomena we don't understand. -- The Letterpress Project The authors deliver an informative guide to modern astronomy, and most scientific terms or principles are adequately explained in easy-to-follow but not patronising language. There are useful discussions on topics such as Big Bang cosmology, relativity, extraterrestrial life, dark matter, dark energy and black holes. -- BBC Sky at Night


See Also