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Einstein's monsters : the life and times of black holes

Author: Chris Impey
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An astronomer answers questions on the cutting edge of astrophysics to explore the science of black holes and their role in theoretical physics, from Einstein's equations of general relativity to testing string theory.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey
ISBN: 9781324000938 1324000937
OCLC Number: 1061279330
Description: xix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Evidence for black holes, large and small. The heart of darkness --
Black holes from star death --
Supermassive black holes --
Gravitational engines --
Black holes, past, present, and future. The lives of black holes --
Black holes as tests of gravity --
Seeing with gravity eyes --
The fate of black holes.
Other Titles: Life and times of black holes
Responsibility: Chris Impey.

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