Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes

Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes

Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Which came first, the galaxy or its cent Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a...

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Title:Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes
Author:Chris Impey
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1324000937
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes Reviews

  • Tom Mayer
    Jul 25, 2017
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    Apr 20, 2019
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    Jan 21, 2019
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    Nov 27, 2018
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    Jan 26, 2019
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  • Daniel
    Feb 28, 2019
    This is Black Hole 101. Most books about astronomy are very difficult to understand because they expect you to have a degree in physics. Not this one. I understand almost everything Impey is trying to say. So Einstein?s general relativity predicts black holes. We now have proof t...
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    Jan 14, 2019
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  • Marilyn
    Feb 10, 2019
    This isn?t a book for science/space beginners like me. It will help if you have a general understanding of physics and science before you read this. The author does use good analogies, references poetry, and includes recaps that increase understanding. That said, a lot of this went o...
  • Blaine Morrow
    Dec 27, 2018
    Impey explores the most mysterious "monsters" predicted in Einstein's general relativity theory, giving experimental, observational, and theoretical details. Readers will be amazed, perhaps bewildered, and left wondering how the universe (or multiverses) came to be. ...
  • John
    May 24, 2019
    Phew! To get a baseline of my ignorance, when news last month of the first images of a black hole, my first thought was, ?huh?... haven?t there been pictures of black holes for decades?? Fortunately, I was drawn to Chris Impey?s book on my local library?s new book she...
  • Ints
    Jul 04, 2019
    Pirm? gr?matu par melnajiem caurumiem man rok?s non?ca desmit gadu vecum?. T? sauc?s Visums un to bija sarakst?jis Aizeks Azimovs. Tur gan runa nebija tie?i par melnajiem caurumiem, bet par t? laika supertrend?go astronomisko par?d?bu kvaz?ru. V?l?k es izlas?ju gr?mat...
  • Christopher
    Dec 15, 2018
    Its rare to find a died in the wool science practicioner who can talk about their field in such an accessible and informative way, but that's Imprey for you. Fortunately, his field is the most interesting in all of physics, the study of black holes. Unlike so very many of the astro...
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    Jan 04, 2019
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  • VJ
    Dec 15, 2018
    Interesting read on forces, gravitational and relativity theory, black holes, physicists, astronomy, advances in telecopy but portions of the book was a tough read for me. ...
  • Erin
    Jul 14, 2019
    I thought this book was informative and accessible. I liked that Impey opened with the history of black holes, it helped to set the stage for the rest of the book. Impey uses clear metaphors and explains complex ideas without loosing the reader and without being pedantic. ...
  • William Schram
    Jan 18, 2019
    Einstein?s Monsters focuses on the most awesome objects in the universe, black holes. Author Chris Impey dives deep into the history of our understanding of these fascinating celestial bodies. As we all know, a black hole is the final evolution of a star with a certain level of ma...
  • Elena Enns
    Jun 18, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book. I don?t really know anything about science, and generally mathematics goes over my head, but I found this book to be understandable. I definitely recommend it for those interested in space and black holes. ...
  • Lynnette Dow
    Apr 16, 2019
    I would highly recommend this book to those who are interested and patent enough to focus on quit complex subject matter. Extremely well written and wonderful illustrations. Mysterious and eye opening experience to read and digest. Lynnette ...
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    Apr 10, 2019
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    Jan 04, 2019
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    Jan 25, 2019
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    Nov 16, 2018
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  • gillian alessio
    Apr 30, 2019
    Chris Impey is a very good, science writer. He takes incredibly complex subject matter and makes it understandable. I love non-fiction books that make me feel as though I've stepped through the looking glass. Impey's book does just that. After the last page was read, I can honestly say...
  • Megan
    May 05, 2019
    This book was wonderful. It's always great to read something where you can tell the author truly enjoys what they do. I have a very basic physics background, and knew pretty much nothing about cosmology, astronomical physics, or black holes for that matter, going into this. I was worri...
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    Apr 11, 2019
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    May 12, 2019
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  • Randy
    Jan 13, 2019
    It's more technical than other books of this type, but still it's well written. ...
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    May 04, 2019
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    Aug 12, 2019
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