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 clearlyand 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.
|Publisher:||Norton Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
1 The Greatest story Ever Told 15
2 How to communicate with Aliens 33
3 Let There Be Light 44
4 Between the Galaxies 58
5 Dark Matter 72
6 Dark Energy 86
7 My Favorite Elements 97
8 Why the World is Round 108
9 The invisible universe 120
10 Around Our Solar Neighborhood 132
11 What Earth Would look Like to an Alien 141
12 Looking Up, Thinking Big 152
Illustration credits 167
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Neil deGrasse Tyson's conversational tone helps make the big concepts of astrophysics more accessible in this young reader adaption of his book "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry." While it's still a lot to digest, I think older kids (and adults!) will be able to grasp much, if not all, of the information here. The pictures and sidebars help, and there's a glossary in the back. NDT is a great ambassador to bring space love to kids everywhere!