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The Resource Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf

Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf

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Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos
Title
Gravity's engines
Title remainder
how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Caleb Scharf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They're mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not even light can escape their deadly wrath. Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely different side to black holes. As the astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals in Gravity's Engines, these chasms in space-time don't just vacuum up everything that comes near them; they also spit out huge beams and clouds of matter. Black holes blow bubbles. With clarity and keen intellect, Scharf masterfully explains how these bubbles profoundly rearrange the cosmos around them. Engaging with our deepest questions about the universe, he takes us on an intimate journey through the endlessly colorful place we call our galaxy and reminds us that the Milky Way sits in a special place in the cosmic zoo--a "sweet spot" of properties. Is it coincidental that we find ourselves here at this place and time? Could there be a deeper connection between the nature of black holes and their role in the universe and the phenomenon of life? We are, after all, made of the stuff of stars"--Provided by publisher
  • "Offering a sweeping tour of fantastic physics and cosmic history, Gravity's Engines provides a view of the most fearsome places in the universe, and finally asks what it will take to see the event horizon of a black hole"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scharf, Caleb A.
Dewey number
523.8/875
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB843.B55
LC item number
S33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Gravity
  • Cosmology
Label
Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/121/9780374114121/image/lgcover.9780374114121.jpg
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223100879908
  • 31223100879924
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark star -- A map of forever -- One hundred billion ways to the bottom -- The feeding habits of nonillion-pound gorillas -- bubbles -- A distant siren -- Origins : part I -- Origins : part II -- There is grandeur
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 252 p.
Isbn
9780374114121
Lccn
2011047089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20120814-153
System control number
  • 760970575
  • (OCoLC)760970575
Label
Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/121/9780374114121/image/lgcover.9780374114121.jpg
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223100879908
  • 31223100879924
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark star -- A map of forever -- One hundred billion ways to the bottom -- The feeding habits of nonillion-pound gorillas -- bubbles -- A distant siren -- Origins : part I -- Origins : part II -- There is grandeur
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 252 p.
Isbn
9780374114121
Lccn
2011047089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20120814-153
System control number
  • 760970575
  • (OCoLC)760970575

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