Black holes: a traveler's guide

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Wiley, Apr 6, 1996 - Science - 210 pages
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BLACK HOLES A TRAVELER'S GUIDE Clifford Pickover's inventive and entertaining excursion beyond the curves of space and time. "I've enjoyed Clifford Pickover's earlier books . . . now he has ventured into the exploration of black holes. All would-be tourists are strongly advised to read his traveler's guide." -Arthur C. Clarke. "Many books have been written about black holes, but none surpass this one in arousing emotions of awe and wonder towards the mysterious structure of the universe." -Martin Gardner. "Bucky Fuller thought big. Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." -Wired. "The book is fun, zany, in-your-face, and refreshingly addictive." -Times Higher Education Supplement.

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User Review  - Dan Caldwell - Goodreads

Mixed. Thank goodness Pickover had the guts to write a book about black holes and include some equations! The theory of black holes is inherently mathematical, so it is very welcome to read a book ... Read full review

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Contents

The Black Holes Event Horizon Circumference
11
A Black Holes Gravitational Lens
25
Gravitational Time Dilation
41
Copyright

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CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER, Ph.D., is the author of numerous popular science and mathematics books including Keys to Infinity, Chaos in Wonderland, and Mazes for the Mind. He is also the lead author of the "Brain Boggler" column in Discover magazine. He is a researcher at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and his work in computer science has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, Wired, The Christian Science Monitor, Omni, and Science News. For his work in computer graphics, he received first prize in the 1990 Beauty of Physics Competition.

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