Prisons of Light - Black Holes

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Cambridge University Press, 12 лют. 1998 р. - 228 стор.
What is a black hole? Could we survive a visit to one? Have we yet discovered any real black holes? These are just some of the tantalizing questions answered in this tour-de-force, jargon-free review of one of the most facinating topics in modern science. In search of the answers, we trace a star from its birth to its death throes, take a hypothetical journey to the border of a black hole and beyond, spend time with leading theoretical physicists and astronomers, and take a whimsical look at some wild ideas black holes have inspired.Prisons of Light - Black Holes is comprehensive and detailed. Yet Kitty Ferguson's lightness of touch and down-to-earth analogies set this book apart from all others on black holes and make it a wonderfully stimulating and entertaining read.

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Kitty Gail Ferguson (née Vetter) (born December 16, 1941) is a science writer and former professional musician. She is the author of Black Holes in Spacetime (1991), The Fire in the Equations: Science ... Читати огляд повністю


Newton and Einstein
The capture of light
Crossing the bar
Contemplating an enormous nothing
Evidence in the case
Hearts of darkness
The search goes on
Passages into the labyrinth
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