Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)Katherine Blundell (author)
She explains how black holes form and grow - by stealing material that belongs to stars, as well as how many there may be in the Universe. She also explores the large black holes found in the centres of galaxies, and how black holes give rise to quasars and other spectacular phenomena in the cosmos.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 174 x 114 x 8 mm
whereas black holes are notorious for not letting go of their contents, Blundell's book makes it as easy to extract information without ever making the subject simplistic. - Andy Sawyers, Astronomy Now
Black holes have to be amongst the most fascinating phenomena of astronomy/cosmology and as such make a perfect topic for a new addition to OUP's vast collection of pocket guides, the 'very short introduction' books. I read my copy on a couple of 45 minute train journeys - it's long enough to give a good grounding in the basics of black holes, without being heavy or over-technical. - Brain Clegg, Popular Science
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