Black holes: a traveler's guideBLACK 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 wouldbe 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, inyourface, and refreshingly addictive." Times Higher Education Supplement. 
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Review: Black Holes: A Traveler's Guide
User Review  Aubrey  GoodreadsI. Love. This. Book. Black holes being one of my favorite cosmic phenomena aside, this was a fun read. There are two "characters" who narrate the phenomena of the black hole. The space ship captian ... Read full review
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User Review  Dan Caldwell  GoodreadsMixed. 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
Contents
The Black Holes Event Horizon Circumference  11 
A Black Holes Gravitational Lens  25 
Gravitational Time Dilation  41 
Copyright  
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