Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson – Book Review

Here we go again with another science book review for all the nerds like me!

I realized in my last review that it is kind of difficult to review a nonfiction science book since the only thing you can really say is if you enjoyed the writing and if you found the topic to be interesting or not. So I guess that is what I will do!


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a short and sweet introduction to the vast world of astrophysics. Let me just say that even though it is stated that is for people in a hurry if you didn’t attend any science classes during high school some parts of the book might seem a bit daunting, I understand Tyson can’t simplify things that are already pretty simple for anyone with basic science knowledge.220px-astrophysics_for_people_in_a_hurry

 

I’ve already stated in my last review that I love Tyson’s writing. He manages to be engaging, simple, funny, concise and thrilling all at once, which is honestly unbelievable. I hardly ever felt zoned out and that is pretty difficult for me when it comes to nonfiction books.

Now let’s talk topic here. I’m a huge science lover, big time nerd, love

 it all except for biology (but I don’t hate to be honest). Not to mention astrophysics, astronomy and everything space related in general was my big childhood dream (yes, I was the kid with a moon poster that watched all the universe documentaries on television). This book was amazing to reconnect me with my young self. I still love astrophysics to this day, but I gave it up for another love of mine -material science. As you can suspect the topic was a for sure loved thing.

In my opinion, the book fulfilled its purpose of explaining the physics behind the universe, together with doing it in a sensational way.

I give this book 5 out of 5 lovely stars.

Bye, keep on reading

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson – Book Review

I believe this is my first time reviewing a nonfiction book, let’s see how this goes.

If you don’t know who Neil DeGrasse Tyson is, he’s the king of making science simple, entertaining and informative all at once, not that I don’t like science, I love it, in fact, that is why I’m studying to be a scientist.img_20190123_143530_955

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries is a collection of essays on the cosmos written by Degrasse Tyson. The main purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to physics of black holes and other fascinating things that happen on the universe.

Each essay addresses a different topic, from the birth of the universe all the way to the Pluto wars. There is some overlap between essays which leads to some facts being repeated but it isn’t enough where you would roll your eyes. When you read you can see the excitement that Tyson has for his field, which makes you excited as well.

I really enjoyed this book, Tyson’s writing is light-hearted and he is able to crack some jokes here and there. He is also able to explain the most complex concepts and theories in an astonishing accessible way.

Smoothly entertaining, full of fascinating treats and frequently humorous, this book fulfilled its purpose of bringing science and astrophysics to us common folks who don’t know much about it or to people who already know something but feel like they want to know some more.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Bye, keep on reading.