Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 245 x 190 x 16 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
'Martin Rees is one of the great astronomers of our generation, and this felicitous collaboration with Mitchell Begelman brings alive a subject replete with wonder and mystery - without losing the hard edge of scientific rigour. An exhilarating read!' Paul Davies, author of The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
'Martin Rees and Mitchell Begelman have provided us with a dramatic, elegant, and fully authoritative account of [black holes], and how they fit into our modern picture of the Universe.' Roger Penrose, author of The Emperor's New Mind
'A terrific book, I doubt that you could find a more comprehensive and authoritative popular account of this spectacular subject.' Marcus Chown, New Scientist
'An excellent beginner's account of the discovery of black holes and their importance in astrophysics today.' Frank E. Reed, Sky and Telescope
'This colourful and easy to read ... book aims to explain what is perhaps the most mysterious and cataclysmically final of all entities in the Universe: black holes. The witty style and clarity of dejargonised text with all the essential concepts and definitions well explained and illustrated make for a book that is a state-of-the-art authority on the subject ... Highly recommended.' FAS Newsletter
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