Prisons of light - black holes (Book, 1996) []
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Prisons of light - black holes

Prisons of light - black holes

Author: Kitty Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first truly accessible account of black holes - beautifully written and fun to read.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kitty Ferguson
ISBN: 0521495180 9780521495189
OCLC Number: 441085956
Description: 214 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue; 1. A cosmic case of burnout; 2. Matters of gravity: Newton and Einstein; 3. The capture of light; 4. Tripping the theoretical fantastic; 5. Crossing the bar; 6. Contemplating an enormous nothing; 7. Evidence in the case; 8. Hearts of darkness; 9. The search goes on; 10. Passages into the labyrinth; 11. Black hole legends and far out ideas; Epilogue.
Other Titles: Prisons of light.
Responsibility: Kitty Ferguson.


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'Ferguson succeeds in explaining ... black holes at a level that will be inviting to those with little or no prior knowledge. Her writing is lucid, her analogies good. Just when you thought it was Read more...

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