A Black Hole Is Not A Hole

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.
Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, c2012
ISBN: 9781570917837
1570917833
Branch Call Number: j523.8875 DEC NVD
Characteristics: v, 74 p. ; ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Carroll, Michael W. 1955-

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 22, 2018

Written by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, and illustrated by Michael Carroll, this book brings black holes to life with its simplistic explanations along with beautiful illustrations. The book is targeted towards a younger audience, such as kids and young teenagers who want to explore space through science. In order to make discoveries, theories, and explanations easy to understand for the readers, the book has various diagrams and analogies. It covers different concepts, such as the speed of light, the relationship between mass and gravity, different types of stars and supernovas, etc. Another great feature is the timeline provided which shows the progress made in the field, and how various great minds contributed to each other’s work. This scientific development over centuries has resulted in astounding discoveries about space. In conclusion, I would give this book 4 stars, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in understanding the basics on how black holes work.
- @Riveting_Reviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TomWorm
Aug 23, 2014

Good for Beginners.

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Artful
Nov 16, 2013

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.)

ChristchurchLib Aug 27, 2013

"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

caoguirong Jul 28, 2013

this book is great

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