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Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes

Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Impey, Chris

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Black holes are the best known and least understood objects in the universe. These enigmatic giants, which scientists have discovered are at the center of every galaxy, continue to astound and challenge us. In Einstein's Monsters, distinguished astronomer Chris Impey takes reader...s on a vivid tour of these cosmic wonders. 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 back 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.
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ISBN 9780393357509
Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780393357509
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 8 Oct 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Impey, Chris
Category Astronomy, Space & Time
Cosmology & The Universe
Relativity Physics
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 523.8875
Weight 259g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade