Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson
Okay this guy is a total bad-ass. And this book should be called Astrophysics for All You Stupid People. Of which I am one.
But de Grasse Tyson is way too nice (or maybe his editors are way to focused on selling books), but either way the premise behind this book is – bring simplified astrophysics to the masses.
Author de Grasse Tyson is one of America’s most brilliant astrophysicists, while also being a talented writer, orator and teacher. His efforts to help the average person understand and consider our universe and everything around us is noble. He makes it fun, interesting and educational.
That said there was SO MUCH of this book I still floundered through. While other passages and chapters had me riveted and saying over and over “wow I never knew that.” You can teach an old dog new tricks by the way. And you don’t need to come away from this book understanding everything you have read. No one is going to expect you to win a Nobel Prize or change your life or career. But the one thing you can expect is to wonder. Wonder and acknowledge how much we still don’t know, and how exciting that is. Not just for us, but our progeny and generations to come.
Even if it’s hard – you still should read it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Five stars for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
Read last week’s review of Killers of the Flower Moon