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

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

By Impey, Chris

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Nearly every galaxy contains at its center a supermassive black hole, which can be millions or billions of times the mass of the Sun. In Einstein's Monsters, a mind-blowing exploration of black holes from birth to death, distinguished astronomer Chris Impey argues that this pheno...menon may hold the key that unlocks the origins and structure of our universe. In his always entertaining and informative style (Wall Street Journal), Impey examines our nascent understanding of supermassive black holes through astrophysical discoveries from the eighteenth century and beyond. He addresses vital questions surrounding black holes: How did we discern the existence of black holes despite being unable to observe them directly? Could one travel through a black hole without being spaghettified by the force of gravity? Blending new research with scientific history and the drama of ongoing exploration, Einstein's Monsters presents an essential introduction to the incredible entities that shape our understanding of the cosmos.
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ISBN 9781324000938
Released NZ 4 Dec 2018
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781324000938
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 4 Dec 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Impey, Chris
Category Popular Science
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 523.8875
Weight 536g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Black holes Astronomy - Popular works, Gravitation - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade