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Black hole survival guide, Janna Levin

Label
Black hole survival guide
Title
Black hole survival guide
Statement of responsibility
Janna Levin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space--an authoritative, wholly accessible, fascinating guide to the most challenging phenomena of contemporary science, which is now the anchor of our understanding of the cosmos. Throughout her career, astrophysicist Janna Levin has focused, alongside her research, on making the science she studies not just accessible, but, perhaps more important, intriguing to the nonscientist. And that is what she has done again here, helping us to understand the black hole: perhaps the most opaque theoretical construct ever imagined by physicists. She explains how their existence came to be proven decades after they were first predicted in Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity. And she explores the ways in which what we know about them has changed our most basic understanding of the galaxy, the universe, the whole expanse of reality that we inhabit. Lively, engaging and utterly unique, Black Hole Survival Guide is not just informative. It is as well, a wonderful read from first to last"--
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Levin, Janna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Trous noirs (Astronomie)
  • SCIENCE / Astronomy
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
Label
Black hole survival guide, Janna Levin
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Entrance -- Space -- Horizon -- Nothing -- Time -- Tardis -- Perfection -- Astrophysics -- Evaporation -- Information -- Holograms -- Firewalls -- Exit
Control code
1202666910
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780525658221
Lccn
2020015159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1202666910
Label
Black hole survival guide, Janna Levin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Entrance -- Space -- Horizon -- Nothing -- Time -- Tardis -- Perfection -- Astrophysics -- Evaporation -- Information -- Holograms -- Firewalls -- Exit
Control code
1202666910
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780525658221
Lccn
2020015159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1202666910

Library Locations

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