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Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction
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BLACK HOLES: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY BLUNDELL, KATHERINE M.

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ISBN
9780199602667
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
120 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
10 DEC 2015

DESCRIPTION

Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Blundell addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, and what would happen if you came too close to one. 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

1. What is a black hole? ; 2. Characterising black holes ; 3. Black holes discovered ; 4. Falling into a black hole... ; 5. How are black holes formed? ; 6. Growing bigger and smaller ; 7. Black holes don't just suck ; References and further reading