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

Impey, Chris (author.).

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Kirtland Community College Library QB 843 .B55 I47 2019 30775305549918 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393357509
  • ISBN: 0393357503
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-282) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword -- Part A. Evidence for black holes, large and small. The heart of darkness -- Black holes from star death -- Supermassive black holes -- Gravitational engines -- Part B. 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.
Summary, etc.: "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 observing black holes: stars swarming like bees around the center of our galaxy; black holes performing gravitational waltzes with visible stars; the cymbal clash of two black holes colliding, releasing ripples in space time. Clear, compelling, and profound, Einstein's Monsters reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it."--Amazon.com
Subject: Black holes (Astronomy) Popular works
Gravitation Popular works
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