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highly readable and updated primer on black holes
on 24 March 2015
Good book on black holes for the general public (where I fit...), but it seems to focus a lot on the research path of the author and less as a generic book on Black holes. There are some... holes in the whole story :). Having said that, it was definitely worth reading and the author really makes an effort to explain complex concepts with simple metaphors. If you're trying to understand what a back hole is, how they are created, how they work, what's life around a black hole, how they affect a whole galaxy, their impact in shaping the universe and so on, this is quite a good book. It is not an "encyclopedia on black holes" - it is better, as it is pleasant to read from cover to cover. I also had some personal curiosity on some specific questions (such as "can 2 super massive black holes, spinning at an insane speed, collide?!" "And would that create some sort of singularity?" Probably these are just stupid questions, but they made me spend the money in this book. In the end, I enjoyed it a lot.