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Author Miller, Arthur I.

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

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron CUSD 226 - Byron HS Stacks - BRLY-14  920 M    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  520.92 MIL    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QB35 .M55 2005    AVAILABLE
Description xx, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995.
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Astrophysicists -- India -- Biography.
Astrophysicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Astrophysics -- History -- 20th century.
Black holes (Astronomy)
Relativity (Physics)
Quantum theory.
Hydrogen bomb.
ISBN 061834151X

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