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Black Holes and the Universe

Series: Canto (Original Series)

By: Igor Novikov and Vitaly Kisin

184 pages, Line diags throughout

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 1995 | #47126 | ISBN: 0521558700
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NHBS Price: £23.99 $30/€28 approx

About this book

Translated by Kisin,(V). Popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes. `...set at a somewhat simpler level, though similar in content, to Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Readers struggling with the latter tome would do well to start here' - Contemporary Physics.

'... set at a somewhat simpler level, though similar in content, to Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Readers struggling with the latter tome would do well to start here.' Contemporary Physics 'A delightful popular book that deserves a wider audience.' New Scientist 'As clear an account as you will find of the nature of curved space, the origin of the Universe, and its ultimate fate. All in all a compact package from one of the leading Russian cosmologists.' The Good Book Guide


Contents

Part I. Black Holes: 1. What is a black hole?; 2. Around a black hole; 3. A gravitational abyss as an energy source; 4. The search for black holes; 5. Black holes and quanta; Part II. To The Bounds Of Infinity: 1. The Universe after the explosion; 2. Mechanics of the Universe; 3. The hot Universe; 4. Neutrino Universe or '... ino' Universe?; 5. At the frontiers of the known; Conclusion.

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