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A Black Hole Is Not A Hole

DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Black Hole Is Not A Hole
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Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.
Authors: DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami
Statement of Responsibility: Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano ; Illustrated by Michael Carroll
Title: A black hole is not a hole
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2012
Characteristics: v, 74 p. : col ill. ; 26 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 72) and index
Contents: Places with pull
The pulling power of a black hole
Black-hole beginnings
The blackness of black holes
Mission impossible? seeking the invisible
Supersized surprises
Close encounters of the imaginary kind
Turning the universe upside-down
Summary: Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.
Subject Headings: Black holes (Astronomy) Juvenile literature Black holes (Astronomy)
Topical Term: Black holes (Astronomy)
Black holes (Astronomy)
Additional Contributors: Carroll, Michael
LCCN: 2010022764
ISBN: 9781570917837
1570917833
9781570917844
1570917841
Branch Call Number: J 523.88 D
Research Call Number: JFF 13-334
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Nov 16, 2013
  • Artful rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bottom Line: You will understand much more about black holes after you read this book. Drawback: an unneccessarily snarky tone around edges (requires a voice all its own in the audiobook.)

"So...if a black hole isn't a hole, then what IS it? If you have the slightest interest in science generally, space in particular, or in anything so strong that "no army of tow trucks, no convoy of supersized earth haulers, no fleet of giant rocket engines" could out-pull it, you owe it to yourself to read this book and find out. It's amusingly written and easy to understand, but it doesn't shy away from presenting meaty scientific concepts that you'll need to grasp before you can contemplate the mysteries of these "extreme gravity zones" of outer space. For more fascinating reading about black holes, check out Ellen Jackson's The Mysterious Universe." August 2013 Kids' Books newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=671309

Jul 28, 2013
  • caoguirong rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is great

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