Prisons of Light

Prisons of Light

Black Holes

Book - 1996
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In this jargon-free review of one of the most fascinating topics in modern science, acclaimed science writer Kitty Ferguson examines the discovery of black holes, their nature, and what they can teach us about the mysteries of the universe. In search of the answers, we trace a star from its birth to its death throes, take a hypothetical journey to the border of a black hole and beyond, spend time with some of the world's leading theoretical physicists and astronomers, and take a whimsical look at some of the wild ideas black holes have inspired. Prisons of Light--Black Holes is comprehensive and detailed. Yet Kitty Ferguson's lightness of touch and down-to-earth analogies set this book apart from all others on black holes and make it a wonderfully stimulating and entertaining read.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780521495189
0521495180
Branch Call Number: 523.8875 FERGUSON
Characteristics: 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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