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The Resource Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable, Seth Fletcher

Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable, Seth Fletcher

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Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable
Title
Einstein's shadow
Title remainder
a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable
Statement of responsibility
Seth Fletcher
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Einstein's Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein's theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality Photographing a black hole sounds impossible, a contradiction in terms. But Shep Doeleman and a global coalition of scientists are on the cusp of doing just that. With exclusive access to the team, journalist Seth Fletcher spent five years following Shep and an extraordinary cast of characters as they assembled the Event Horizon Telescope, a virtual radio observatory the size of the Earth. He witnessed their struggles, setbacks, and breakthroughs, and along the way, he explored the latest thinking on the most profound questions about black holes. Do they represent a limit to our ability to understand reality? Or will they reveal the clues that lead to the long-sought Theory of Everything? Fletcher transforms astrophysics into something exciting, accessible, and immediate, taking us on an incredible adventure to better understand the complexity of our galaxy, the boundaries of human perception and knowledge, and how the messy human endeavor of science really works. Weaving a compelling narrative account of human ingenuity with excursions into cutting-edge science, Einstein's Shadow is a tale of great minds on a mission to change the way we understand our universe-and our place in it
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • September 01, 2018
  • September 15, 2018
  • August 13, 2018
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Books of Special Note
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fletcher, Seth
Dewey number
523.8/875
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB843.B55
LC item number
D64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Astronomy
  • Relativity (Physics)
Label
Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable, Seth Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242) 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
Control code
BRDBD18274111
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780062312020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062312020
  • (OCoLC)1019610824
Label
Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable, Seth Fletcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242) 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
Control code
BRDBD18274111
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780062312020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062312020
  • (OCoLC)1019610824

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