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The Resource Gravity's fatal attraction : black holes in the universe, Mitchell Begelman, Martin Rees

Gravity's fatal attraction : black holes in the universe, Mitchell Begelman, Martin Rees

Label
Gravity's fatal attraction : black holes in the universe
Title
Gravity's fatal attraction
Title remainder
black holes in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell Begelman, Martin Rees
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Richly illustrated with the images from observatories on the ground and in space, and computer simulations, this book shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses our current understanding of their role in cosmic evolution. This second edition covers new discoveries made in the past decade, including definitive proof of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way, evidence that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, and the new appreciation of the connection between black holes and galaxy formation. There are entirely new chapters on gamma-ray bursts and cosmic feedback. Begelman and Rees blend theoretical arguments with observational results to demonstrate how both approaches contributed to this subject. Clear illustrations and photographs reveal the strange and amazing workings of our universe. The engaging style makes this book suitable for introductory undergraduate courses, amateur astronomers, and all readers interested in astronomy and physics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Begelman, Mitchell C
Dewey number
523.8875
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB843.B55
LC item number
B44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rees, Martin J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Quasars
Label
Gravity's fatal attraction : black holes in the universe, Mitchell Begelman, Martin Rees
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780716750741.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gravity triumphant -- Stars and their fates -- Black holes in our backyard -- Galaxies and their nuclei -- Quasars and kin -- Cosmic jets -- Black holes in hibernation -- Checking up on Einstein -- A universe of black holes -- Appendix: Gravity and cosmic dimensions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780716750741
Lccn
95042959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33243830
  • (OCoLC)ocm33243830
  • 220361
Label
Gravity's fatal attraction : black holes in the universe, Mitchell Begelman, Martin Rees
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780716750741.pdf
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gravity triumphant -- Stars and their fates -- Black holes in our backyard -- Galaxies and their nuclei -- Quasars and kin -- Cosmic jets -- Black holes in hibernation -- Checking up on Einstein -- A universe of black holes -- Appendix: Gravity and cosmic dimensions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780716750741
Lccn
95042959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33243830
  • (OCoLC)ocm33243830
  • 220361

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