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BUDDY READ: Non-Fiction > Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson - Starting August 8th, 2018

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Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

Feel free to join us in this buddy read!


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Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Currently buddy-reading another book, and will get to this as soon as I finish that one!


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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Wow you read that fast @Erin! I won't be able to get to this until Wednesday. How did you like it?


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Staccie | 4 comments We Will start tomorrow right?


Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Staccie wrote: "We Will start tomorrow right?"

Yep. You can start today too if you want. I finished my last book so now have time to start this one! I think I will start now


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Staccie | 4 comments Maria wrote: "Staccie wrote: "We Will start tomorrow right?"

Yep. You can start today too if you want. I finished my last book so now have time to start this one! I think I will start now"

okk then I'll start tomorrow cause I have already read like 2 chapters from a few months ago! So how does buddy read really work? Are we just gonna give our opinion here after we're done?


Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Staccie wrote: "Maria wrote: "Staccie wrote: "We Will start tomorrow right?"

Yep. You can start today too if you want. I finished my last book so now have time to start this one! I think I will start now"
okk th..."


We can comment as we go :) and maybe mark spoilers if we feel like we're discussing sth that might be spoilery.


Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments I finished chapter 1. Cool history of cosmos! Though it felt a a bit long. (view spoiler)


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Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Chapter 2. (view spoiler)


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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Chapters 1 - 3: (view spoiler)


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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Maria wrote: "I finished chapter 1. Cool history of cosmos! Though it felt a a bit long. [spoilers removed]"

Yes! It's actually called the Simulation Hypothesis: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simul...
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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Maria wrote: "Chapter 2. [spoilers removed]"

I already knew that but only because I studied Chemistry at Uni :P


Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Ari wrote: "Maria wrote: "I finished chapter 1. Cool history of cosmos! Though it felt a a bit long. [spoilers removed]"

Yes! It's actually called the Simulation Hypothesis: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si..."


Yeah I found it funny too! I do think he means it as a joke


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Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Chapter 3. (view spoiler)

Chapter 4. Really liked this chapter! (view spoiler)


Linaria | 2190 comments Ari wrote: "Chapters 1 - 3: [spoilers removed]"

His narration in the audiobook is superb. I can see why he's so popular, his speaking voice is just top notch.


Linaria | 2190 comments Ari wrote: "Maria wrote: "I finished chapter 1. Cool history of cosmos! Though it felt a a bit long. [spoilers removed]"

Yes! It's actually called the Simulation Hypothesis: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si..."


Thanks for the link!


Linaria | 2190 comments Maria wrote: "Chapter 2. [spoilers removed]"

haha, like every student I have asks WHAT ABOUT PLASMA.


Linaria | 2190 comments Maria wrote: "I finished chapter 1. Cool history of cosmos! Though it felt a a bit long. [spoilers removed]"

yeah, but I love all the tidbits and history he included.


Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Clephiro wrote: "Maria wrote: "Chapter 2. [spoilers removed]"

haha, like every student I have asks WHAT ABOUT PLASMA."


Lol. Valid question :p


Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments I'm more than a little behind on this.

Chapter 5. (view spoiler)

Chapter 6 (view spoiler)


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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Chapters 4 - 6: (view spoiler)


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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Maria wrote: "I'm more than a little behind on this.

Chapter 5. [spoilers removed]

Chapter 6 [spoilers removed]"


Same! That makes me hopeful too


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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Chapters 7 - 9: (view spoiler)


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Ari J Moreno (arituzz) | 316 comments Finished: (view spoiler)


Maria (mariasaleem) | 891 comments Ari wrote: "Finished: [spoilers removed]"

I loved the last chapter a lot, too!(view spoiler)


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