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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson

This was a great book for those who like astrophysics, but not enough to study it.

Ranging in topics from the big bang, light (even the invisible kind), stars, galaxies, planets, dark matter, the most common shape in the universe and basic chemistry, the author explains it all in more-or-less layman terms (even though in some chapters my eyes were glazed over), concisely and clearly, with bits of humor sprinkled here and there to keep it light.

For example: did you know Uranus was almost named George? ;)