Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” is a very readable account of the creation of the universe and how the universe works, as related by “Neil deGrasse Tyson”.
Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the universe into manageable chunks, from leptons to galaxies. He does a good job with theoretical concepts like dark matter and dark energy, pulsars, quasars, and other flashing bits. Since I've watched many of his appearances, it was easy to hear his voice in my head. There's a fair amount of humor but not enough to distract from all the science going on.
It's a pop-science book about the universe.
“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, Astronomy
“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.”
“Engaging and illuminating.”