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Empire of the stars : obsession, friendship, and betrayal in the quest for black holes

Author: Arthur I Miller
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the idea of "black holes" explores the tumultuous debate over the existence of this now well-accepted phenomenon, focusing particular attention on Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: S Chandrasekhar; Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir; S Chandrasekhar; Eddington, Sir Arthur Stanley; S Chandrasekhar; Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur I Miller
ISBN: 061834151X 9780618341511
OCLC Number: 57243361
Description: xx, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I: The mystery of white dwarfs --
Fatal collision --
A journey between two worlds --
Rival giants of astrophysics --
Stellar buffoonery --
Into the crucibles of nature --
Eddington's discontents --
American adventure --
An era ends --
II: Stars and bombs --
How stars shine --
Supernovae in the heavens and on earth --
How the unthinkable became thinkable --
III: What happens when stars die --
The jaws of darkness --
Shuddering before the beautiful --
Into a black hole.
Responsibility: Arthur I. Miller.
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A history of the idea of "black holes" explores the tumultuous debate over the existence of this now well-accepted phenomenon, focusing particular attention on Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

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