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Light in the darkness : black holes, the universe and us
Light in the darkness : black holes, the universe and us
Falcke, Heino, 1966-2021
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A fascinating and thought-provoking investigation into the nature of black holes-a blend of the spiritual, the philosophical, and the scientific-from the premier German astrophysicist who made history in 2019, capturing the first one on film.
Main title:
Light in the darkness : black holes, the universe and us / Heino Falcke with Jörg Römer ; translated from the German by Marshall Yarbrough.
Imprint:
London : Wildfire, 2021.©2021
Collation:
xviii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes:
"Originally published as Licht Im Dunkeln in Germany in 2020 by Klett-Cotta."Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Humankind, the Earth, and the moon -- The solar system and our changing model of the universe -- Einstein's happiest thought -- The Milky Way and its stars -- Dead stars and black holes -- Galaxies, quasars, and the big bang -- The galactic center -- The idea behind the image -- Building a global telescope -- Striking out on expedition -- The first image -- Beyond the powers of our imagination -- Beyond Einstein? -- Omniscience and limitations.
ISBN:
97814722745029781472274502
Dewey class:
523.8875523.8
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryScience and Technology523.8 FALAvailable
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