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A Black Hole is NOT a Hole

By Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

Get ready to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your mind!

What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How were they discovered? Can we visit one? Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano takes readers on a ride through the galaxies (ours, and others), answering these questions and many more about the phenomenon known as a black hole.

In lively and often humorous text, the book starts off with a thorough explanation of gravity and the role it plays in the formation of black holes. Paintings by Michael Carroll, coupled with real telescopic images, help readers visualize the facts and ideas presented in the text, such as how light bends, and what a supernova looks like.

A BLACK HOLE IS NOT A HOLE is an excellent introduction to an extremely complex scientific concept. Back matter includes a timeline which sums up important findings discussed throughout, while the glossary and index provide a quick point of reference for readers. Children and adults alike will learn a ton of spacey facts in this far-out book that’s sure to excite even the youngest of astrophiles.

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ISBN

1570917833


Format: Book
Author: DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami
Summary: Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.
Title: A black hole is NOT a hole / Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano ; Illustrated by Michael Carroll.
Publisher Date: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2012.
Subject: Black holes (Astronomy) -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 1570917833 9781570917837
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: 523.887 DeC
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Bib Id: 384751

Format: Book
Author: DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami
Summary: Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.
Title: A black hole is NOT a hole / Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano ; Illustrated by Michael Carroll.
Publisher, Date: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2012.
Description: v, 74 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Black holes (Astronomy) -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Carroll, Michael ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 72) and index.
Contents: Places with pull -- The pulling power of a black hole -- Black-hole beginnings -- The blackness of black holes -- Mission impossible? seeking the invisible -- Supersized surprises -- Close encounters of the imaginary kind -- Turning the universe upside-down.
LCCN: 2010022764
ISBN: 1570917833
ISBN: 9781570917837
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: 523.887 DeC