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Gravity's engines : the other side of black holes

Author: Caleb A Scharf
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We have long understood black holes to be where the universe as we know it comes to an end - huge bodies so destructive that not even light can escape their deadly power. In Gravity's Engines, however, renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals an entirely new, and crucially important, side to these mysterious chasms.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caleb A Scharf
ISBN: 9780241957356 0241957354
OCLC Number: 858005314
Notes: Originally published: New York: Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Description: 262 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Caleb Scharf.

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We have long understood black holes to be where the universe as we know it comes to an end - huge bodies so destructive that not even light can escape their deadly power. In Gravity's Engines, however, renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals an entirely new, and crucially important, side to these mysterious chasms.

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This is a book that is rich in the poetry of scientific language. ... Not only does [Scharf] know more about the universe than you or I do, he knows how to transmit his knowledge by deft use of Read more...

 
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