Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson (author, narrator)

Blackstone Audio, May 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives us a rapid (under four hours) but engrossing tour of modern astrophysics--the basics of what we know and how we find out, as well as the major areas where we know we don't yet know enough.

We get Einstein's greatest discoveries, and his real "greatest blunder." We get a fast tour of our solar system, why Pluto isn't a planet, and why we might all really be Martians.

We learn about light waves and radio waves and gravity waves, and dark matter, and dark energy.

And that's barely even a list of the highlights.

Tyson is, as always, knowledgeable, informative, lively, and engaging. It's not that you can't stop listening to him; it's more that stopping just seems like a terrible idea. Why go do something else that's inevitably boring by comparison?

It's a lot of fun, as well as educational.

I bought this audiobook.