About the book
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 clearly — and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too. This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-colour 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.
What did the judges think?
Judge Cressida Cowell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate, said: “This book successfully encapsulated topics in an imaginative and yet comprehensible way, and the brilliant opening sentence captivated me from the start. It ticked all the criteria – there was plenty of science, and it was exciting and wonderful to read.”
About the authors
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.
Gregory Mone, co-author with Bill Nye of the Jack and the Geniuses series, adapted Daniel James Brown’s Boys in the Boat for young readers