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

Author: Chris Impey
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Black holes are the best-known and least-understood objects in the universe. In Einstein’s Monsters, distinguished astronomer Chris Impey takes readers on a vivid tour of these enigmatic giants. He weaves a fascinating tale out of the fiendishly complex math of black holes and the colorful history of their discovery. Impey blends this history with a poignant account of the phenomena scientists have witnessed while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey
ISBN: 9780393357509 0393357503
OCLC Number: 1123200867
Description: xix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Pt. A. Evidence for black holes, large and small --
1. The heart of darkness --
2. Black holes from star death --
3. Supermassive black holes --
4. Gravitational engines --
pt. B. Black holes, past, present, and future --
6. Black holes as test gravity --
7. Seeing with gravity eyes --
8. The fate of black holes.
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The astonishing science of black holes, and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe.  Read more...

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