Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe

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Henry Holt and Company, Jan 15, 1998 - Science - 256 pages
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The Unexplored Frontier

Gravity is the dominant force in our universe. In Gravity's Fatal Attraction, two renowned astrophysicists explore gravity where it is infinitely strong: in black holes. These mind-boggling structures can have a mass up to billions of times that of our sun, but remain detectable only by the evidence of a powerful gravitational force swallowing everything in its vicinity.

Gravity's Fatal Attraction describes how these massive, invisible objects were found and what their existence implies for the evolution of our universe. Updated to include the latest discoveries, and featuring superb illustrations and photographs, this account of black holes and the associated phenomena of quasars and cosmic jets reveals the workings of our strange and amazing universe.

Winner of the 1996 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy

"Martin Rees and Mitchell Begelman are probably the world's leading authorities on the astrophysics of black holes."
--Stephen W. Hawking

"Martin Rees is one of the great astronomers of our generation, and this felicitous collaboration with Mitchell Begelman brings alive a subject replete with wonder and mystery-- without losing the hard edge of scientific rigour. An exhilarating read!"
--Paul Davies, author of The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World

"Martin Rees and Mitchell Begelman have provided us with a dramatic, elegant, and fully authoritative account of [black holes], and of how they fit into our modern picture of the Universe."
--Roger Penrose, author of The Emperor's New Mind

"A terrific book. I doubt that you could find a more comprehensive and authoritative popular account of this spectacular subject."
--New Scientist

"An excellent beginner's account of the discovery of black holes and their importance in astrophysics today."
--Sky and Telescope

About the Authors
Mitchell Begelman is Professor of Astrophysics and Chairman of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Martin Rees is Royal Society Professor at Cambridge University; he also holds the title of Astronomer Royal. He is also the author of Before the Beginning.

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User Review  - Marie Dafgard - Goodreads

This book is time consuming to read and process, but it is informative and it attempts to put things in an easier to understand way (if that's possible for something we still know so little about.) I had to read it for a summer graduate astrophysics class at Penn State. Read full review

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User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

Explains Black Holes in a way that is understandable even if you are not an astrophysicist. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Mitchell Begelman is Professor of Astrophysics and Chairman of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Martin Rees is Royal Society Professor at Cambridge University; he also holds the title of Astronomer Royal. He is also the author of Before the Beginning.

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