Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson

LeVar Burton (Narrator)

02-05-19

3hrs 32min

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Unabridged

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Nonfiction/Science

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02-05-19

3hrs 32min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Science

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“Chapter headings such as ‘How to Communicate with Aliens’ will engage young readers…While the text is geared towards students, the content is still detailed and comprehensive. Tyson’s dry sense of humor appears throughout…Offers an accessible overview of the topic while also inspiring curiosity.” School Library Journal

Nominated for a 2019 Voice Arts Award
Booklist Best Book

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times bestselling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listeners

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 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 listeners.

Praise

“Chapter headings such as ‘How to Communicate with Aliens’ will engage young readers…While the text is geared towards students, the content is still detailed and comprehensive. Tyson’s dry sense of humor appears throughout…Offers an accessible overview of the topic while also inspiring curiosity.” School Library Journal

“Burton is the ideal narrator for this young adult adaptation of Tyson’s similarly titled 2017 book…[Burton] narrates with infectious curiosity and wonder. His clear tone and even pacing will help listeners to understand these mind-bending chapters and stay engaged. Tyson’s passion for his field of study is evident and is matched by Burton’s obvious love of sharing knowledge. The recording includes a glossary, and even that is interesting listening in Burton’s capable hands! While this work could have easily been bogged down by such an enormous, complex subject, Tyson’s conversational writing style combined with Burton’s lively tone make this a must-have for young adult nonfiction collections.” Booklist (starred audio review)

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Language English
Release Day Feb 4, 2019
Release Date February 5, 2019
Release Date Machine 1549324800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Science & Technology, Children/YA, New Additions, Children 8-12, Nonfiction - All, Nonfiction - Child
Author Bio
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. In 2017 he became the first American to win the prestigious Stephen Hawking Medal for science communication. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011 he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, and in March 2014 he became host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Tyson has written several New York Times bestselling nonfiction books.

Narrator Bio
LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is an Emmy Award–winning actor, presenter, director, author, and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He is best known for his roles as the host of the long-running PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow, as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as the young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots. He has also directed a number of television episodes for various iterations of Star Trek, among other programs. He was named 2017’s Best Male Literary Citizen by Literary Hub and is a 2020 recipient of the Ember Award for unsung contributions to literature.

Overview

Nominated for a 2019 Voice Arts Award
Booklist Best Book

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times bestselling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listeners

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 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 listeners.

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