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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No523.8875 Falc
TitleLight in the darkness : black holes, the universe, and us / Heino Falcke, with Jorg Romer ; translated from German by Marshall Yarbrough.
AuthorFalcke, Heino, 1966- author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101928112523.8875 Falc10/7/2021 Due on 11/4/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780063020054
International Standard Book Number 006302005X
International Standard Book Number 9780063020061
International Standard Book Number 0063020068
Personal Name Falcke, Heino, 1966- author.
Uniform Title Licht im Dunkeln. English
Title Statement Light in the darkness : black holes, the universe, and us / Heino Falcke, with Jorg Romer ; translated from German by Marshall Yarbrough.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice San Francisco : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.
Physical Description xviii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note "Originally published as Licht Im Dunkeln in Germany in 2020 by Klett-Cotta."
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note Humankind, the Earth, and the moon -- The solar system and our changing model of the universe -- Einstein's happiest thought -- The Milky Way and its stars -- Dead stars and black holes -- Galaxies, quasars, and the big bang -- The galactic center -- The idea behind the image -- Building a global telescope -- Striking out on expedition -- The first image -- Beyond the powers of our imagination -- Beyond Einstein? -- Omniscience and limitations.
Summary, Etc. On April 10, 2019 Falcke, an astrophysicist, presented the first image ever captured of a black hole. That photo was captured with the unthinkable commitment of an intercontinental team of astronomers who transformed the world into a global telescope. The photo itself asks more questions for humanity than it answers. From the first humans looking up at the night sky to modern astrophysics, from the study of black holes to the still-unsolved mysteries of the universe, Falcke asks, in even the greatest triumphs of science, is there room for doubts, faith, and a God? Here he ponders the big, pressing questions that present themselves when we look up at the stars. -- adapted from jacket.
Summary, Etc. "A fascinating and thought-provoking investigation into the nature of black holes-a blend of the spiritual, the philosophical, and the scientific-from the premier German astrophysicist who made history in 2019, capturing the first one on film"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Black holes (Astronomy)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Astronomy.
Added Entry, Personal Name Romer, Jorg, 1974- author.
Added Entry, Personal Name Yarbrough, Marshall. translator.

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