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Black Hole Survival Guide Janna Levin

Black Hole Survival Guide By Janna Levin

Black Hole Survival Guide by Janna Levin


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Summary

Our solar system is currently orbiting a Black Hole 26,000 light years away at a speed of 200 km per second.

In Ten Tips for Surviving a Black Hole physicist and novelist Janna Levin takes you on a journey inside a black hole, explaining what would happen to you in there and why.

Black Hole Survival Guide Summary

Black Hole Survival Guide by Janna Levin

What would happen if you fell into a Black Hole?

Black holes are found throughout the universe. They can be microscopic. They can be billions of times larger than our Sun. They are dark on the outside but not on the inside. Anything that enters them can never escape, and yet they contain nothing at all.

In Black Hole Survival Guide physicist and novelist Janna Levin takes you on a journey into a black hole, explaining what would happen to you and why. In the process you'll come to see how their mysteries contain answers to some of the most profound questions ever asked about the nature of our universe.

'Astrophysics at its sexiest...hugely enjoyable' Sunday Times

Black Hole Survival Guide Reviews

A superb storyteller * Financial Times *
Just like its subject this book is a seemingly miraculous compression of a vast amount of material into an implausibly small space. It's packed with revelations ... hugely enjoyable * Sunday Times *
Wonderful ... Janna Levin has a talent for explaining mind-boggling concepts ... the language is conversational and, in places, rather poetic ... Perhaps the book's greatest draw is the book's survival guide element ... This book will really get you thinking, scratching your head, and eventually understanding the nature of black holes * BBC Sky at Night Magazine *
Gripping, heartbreaking, brilliant * Sunday Times (on Black Hole Blues) *
Spectacular ... a near-perfect balance of science, storytelling and insight * New Statesman (on Black Hole Blues) *

About Janna Levin

Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University and Director of Sciences at Pioneer Works, a centre for art and innovation in Brooklyn. She has contributed to the understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions and gravitational waves. She was the first scientist-in-residence at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing at Oxford University with an award from NESTA, and was a Guggenheim fellow. Her previous books are How the Universe Got Its Spots, a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham prize, and Black Hole Blues, the first book to describe the detection of gravitational waves in 2016. She has also appeared at TED and contributes to numerous radio and television programmes.

Additional information

GOR012641311
9781529112443
1529112443
Black Hole Survival Guide by Janna Levin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2022-03-15
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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