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The Biggest Bangs: The Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts, The Most Violent Explosions in the Universe Hardcover – 6 Jun 2002

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  • Hardcover: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (6 Jun. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195145704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195145700
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 3 x 15.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,857,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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a lively and entertaining book that I can recommend to anyone wishing to know more about gamma-ray bursters (Chris Kitchin, Astronomy Now)

The author gives a lively account of science in action...excellent supplementary reading material for a university student taking a course in physics or astronomy, or as background material for their lectureres who may not be familiar with this subject (Michael Dworetsky, THES)

About the Author

Jonathan I. Katz received a PhD from Cornell University at the age of 22. He is an astrophysicist and applied physicist who has worked on problems as diverse as X ray stars, earthquakes, the fracture of glass, and gamma-ray bursts.

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