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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will blow your mind....it is awesome.

Engaging and illuminating.

This book will keep you fascinated with succinct and dynamic explanations of a wide variety of astronomical topics. A winner that every astronomy enthusiast should have on the bookshelf!--David J. Eicher

This may have been written for people in a hurry, but I urge you to take your time. It will all be over far too soon.

Tyson is a master of streamlining and simplification....taking mind-bogglingly complex ideas, stripping them down to their nuts and bolts, padding them with colorful allegories and dorky jokes, and making them accessible to the layperson

Tyson manifests science brilliantly....[his] insights are valuable for any leader, teacher, scientist or educator.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, host of the hit radio and Emmy-nominated TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. He lives in New York City.

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