Prisons of Light - Black Holes

ISBN-10: 0521625718
ISBN-13: 9780521625715
Edition: 1998 (Reprint)
Authors: Kitty Ferguson
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Description: What is a black hole? Could we survive a visit to one ... perhaps even venture inside? Have we yet discovered any real black holes? And what do black holes teach us about the mysteries of our Universe? These are just a few of the tantalizing  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

What is a black hole? Could we survive a visit to one ... perhaps even venture inside? Have we yet discovered any real black holes? And what do black holes teach us about the mysteries of our Universe? These are just a few of the tantalizing questions examined in this tour-de-force, jargon-free review of one of the most fascinating topics in modern science. In search of the answers, we trace a star from its birth to its death throes, take a hypothetical journey to the border of a black hole and beyond, spend time with some of the worlds leading theoretical physicists and astronomers, and take a whimsical look at some of the wild ideas black holes have inspired. Prisons of Light - Black Holes is comprehensive and detailed. Yet Kitty Fergusons lightness of touch and down-to-earth analogies set this book apart from all others on black holes and make it a wonderfully stimulating and entertaining read.

Kitty Ferguson was born in San Antonio, Texas. She studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and was for many years a successful professional musician, conducting and performing oratorio, early music and chamber music. In 1986 she moved to England where her husband was a Visiting Fellow and later Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. During this and many subsequent periods of residence at Cambridge, Kitty Ferguson audited graduated lectures and seminars in the Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics and got to know some of the legendary figures in those fields, including Stephen Hawking. In 1987 she retired from music to devote herself full time to writing about science.

Acknowledgements
Prologue
A cosmic case of burnout
Matters of gravity: Newton and Einstein
The capture of light
Tripping the theoretical fantastic
Crossing the bar
Contemplating an enormous nothing
Evidence in the case
Hearts of darkness
The search goes on
Passages into the labyrinth
Black hole legends and far out ideas
Epilogue
Further reading
Index

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