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Hardcover Gravity's Fatal Attraction Book

ISBN: 0716750740

ISBN13: 9780716750741

Gravity's Fatal Attraction

(Book #58 in the Scientific American Library Series Series)

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Richly illustrated with the images from observatories on the ground and in space, and computer simulations, this book shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses what we've learned about... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I have a technical degree, and I have also read very many popular science books. This is without a doubt one of best. It does not shy away from including most of more technical aspects of astrophysics and yet at the same time it explains them clearly and with beautiful illustrations. If your interested in the math this book is obviously not for you, but if want to understand the physics behind the math then grab this book as fast as you can.

What exactly is gravity

This reference provides the general reader with a good overview of gravity, stars, black holes, and galaxies.

A wonderful book about a rather opaque topic

I do not hesitate to give this one five stars. This book is worth every cent and more that I paid for it; I am reading it for the third time. I have never run across a book on this subject that covers as much ground as this one does with explanations that are as lucid. I have recommended it to many, and will continue to do so. The quality of writing is marvelous, and the organization of the topics is first-rate. Clearly, the authors spent a lot of time with this one, and they did it right! Good work, guys.
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