Black Hole Survival Guide

Janna Levin (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$20.95  $19.27
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
November 10, 2020
Pages
160
Dimensions
4.3 X 6.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525658221

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About the Author

JANNA LEVIN is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College. She is also director of sciences at Pioneer Works, a center for arts and sciences in Brooklyn. Her previous books include Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, How the Universe Got Its Spots, and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham Prize. She was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow. She lives in New York.

Reviews

Vivid . . . Readers couldn't hope for a more fascinating intro to a family of cosmic objects whose existence promises still more wonders to be discovered.--Publishers Weekly

A short, lively account of one of the oddest and most intriguing topics in astrophysics.--Kirkus Reviews

Armchair astronomers will find this a fascinating and illuminating read.--Booklist

"Warm, smart prose inviting readers to share her fascination with these cosmic phenomena. Enhanced by wonderful artwork, Levin's book glides through the universe, from relativity and quantum mechanics to the solar system, the Milky Way, and the Andromeda galaxy. Stirring imagination and curiosity about the mysteries of black holes, Levin makes a case that they are a fodder for fantasy"--The National Book Review

Engrossing . . . Levin describes the subject matter in an accessible writing style that is both entertaining and poetic . . . Recommended for nonscientists and those seeking to understand the cosmos better.--Library Journal