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Empire of the stars : obsession, friendship, and betrayal in the quest for black holes / Arthur I. Miller

Catalog Data

Author:
Miller, Arthur I  Search this
Subject:
Chandrasekhar, S (Subrahmanyan) 1910-1995  Search this
Eddington, Arthur Stanley Sir 1882-1944  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 364 p., [4 p. plates] : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
India
Great Britain
Date:
2005
20th century
Contents:
I: The mystery of white dwarfs -- Fatal collision -- A journey between two worlds -- Rival giants of astrophysics -- Stellar buffoonery -- Into the crucibles of nature -- Eddington's discontents -- American adventure -- An era ends -- II: Stars and bombs -- How stars shine -- Supernovae in the heavens and on earth -- How the unthinkable became thinkable -- III: What happens when stars die -- The jaws of darkness -- Shuddering before the beautiful -- Into a black hole
Topic:
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astrophysics--History  Search this
Black holes (Astronomy)  Search this
Relativity (Physics)  Search this
Quantum theory  Search this
Hydrogen bomb  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_770099