Black Holes

  • by Katherine Blundell
  • Narrated by Leila Birch
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. This Very Short Introduction addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, and what would happen if you came too close to one.
Professor Katherine Blundell looks at the seemingly paradoxical, mysterious, and intriguing phenomena of black holes. Outlining their nature and characteristics, both those resulting from the spectacular collapse of heavy stars and the giant black holes found at the centres of galaxies, she separates scientific fact from science fiction and demonstrates the important role they play in the cosmos.
About the series: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These audiobooks are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Great summary but "blind"

Too many references to diagrams and figures which are not shown. Great summary otherwise and beautifully narrated
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- NRivere

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios