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The Collapsing Universe: The Story of Black Holes ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Collapsing Universe: The Story of Black Holes By Isaac Asimov ✸ – Was the mysterious 30 megaton blast that flattened a Siberian forest in 1908 actually caused by a small black hole Does matter drawn into a black hole reappear out the 'other side' as anti matter a so Was the mysterious Universe: The PDF ↠ megaton blast that flattened a Siberian forest in actually caused by a small black hole Does matter drawn into a black The Collapsing PDF/EPUB or hole reappear out the 'other side' as anti matter a sort of mirror image of the universe as we know it Could back holes explain the 'Big Collapsing Universe: The PDF/EPUB » Bang' Does their existence raise the possibility that matter can move faster than the speed of light The noted scientist and science fiction author explores the exciting Collapsing Universe: The Story of PDF/EPUB ² implications of black holes taking the reader on an engaging tour from the atom's innermost core to the outermost reaches of the universe.

10 thoughts on “The Collapsing Universe: The Story of Black Holes

  1. Arunkumar Mahadevan Pillai Arunkumar Mahadevan Pillai says:

    When I started reading Asimov's book this week written over 30 years ago I figured I'd be the better informed having absorbed current scientific knowledge in over a decade of technical education and so for being a geek in generalTurns out I was wrongAsimov writes about cosmic phenomena with heavy emphasis on basic concepts without ever going over the head of the layman while imparting new knowledge in almost every page I learned so many things about the Earth planets the solar system stars and the Universe in general that I feel humbled None of this material should be new to a well informed denizen of the 21st century but surprisingly isThis book is an absolute gem for every person whether amateur astronomer geek or just the kind who likes to stare at the night sky and wonder about the sparkly bitsOn a side note the first chapter talks about atomic and nuclear structure and forces and can seem a bit dry to start with Persist It's worth it

  2. Steve Van Slyke Steve Van Slyke says:

    It's been three decades since I first read this book I decided to read it again after having just read Origins Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson because it seemed that Asimov had told a similar story but in the opposite order in terms of mass That is the latter books starts with the universe and works its way down to planets and Asimov's starts with the smallest objects working its way progressively up to the most massive and the universe as a wholeAsimov explains the difference between planets stars white dwarfs neutron stars black holes etc in such a clear and logical manner that it puts the whole range of states of matter in a context that even lay persons like myself can understand The differences in densities of the various celestial bodies alone is truly amazing as is the eventual triumph of the weakest of the four forces gravity over the other threeAt the time of the book's publication Dark Matter and Dark Energy had yet to be proposed or confirmed Inflation Theory had not been proposed Black Holes were still theoretical and Pluto was still one of the major planets with an estimated mass double that of Mercury and 50 times its current estimate But still even today with all that has been learned since the book was published I feel it is still a worthwhile and enjoyable read for anyone wanting to understand the universe and our uniue place in it

  3. anne anne says:

    This book is blowing my mind

  4. Claudio Balbin Claudio Balbin says:

    If the program of an Isaac Asimov's class was transcribed it would be this book

  5. Senthil Kumaran Senthil Kumaran says:

    The Good Doctor once again explains Cosmology in lucid terms He starts off with simple premises known facts composes and slowly leads up to higher concepts ultimately leading to the concept of Black Hole The book had a trill factor to it as we discover the nature of black holes and what constitutes a black hole and how the universe might have formedI was wowed by this book

  6. Jim Jim says:

    I like this book because it provides a nice and simple view of physics astronomy and uantum mechanics Simple to read and pretty simple to understand An easy read

  7. Bartow Bartow says:

    This is one of my top 10 all time books It hit me at just the right time in my life

  8. Scott Holstad Scott Holstad says:

    Weak I suppose this book may have been relevant for the average layperson when it was published and it even foresaw some things that would be generally confirmed just a couple of decades later but he was also wrong on some things and while I've enjoyed some of his sci fi naturally I've always viewed him as a very inconsistent writer some books in a series might be worth 5 stars while others will be worth 2 not that great of an original sci fi author example In the Foundation series after a character flies a spaceship a very long way to the universe's capital cityplanet when he gets off he goes and picks up a PAPER newspaper to read on a bench and since this is supposed to be taking place a million years or so in the future the fact that Asimov could envision starships which seems rather rudimentary to me for sci fi writers but couldn't imagine a universe a million years from now where reading is done in other ways and formats than mid 1900s Earth newspapers? Philip K Dick a contemporary of his seems to have been far vivid in his imagination far creative and if this doesn't sound too absurd far realistic in imagining a sci fi type world off in the future and a rather tepid scientist certainly not an original thinker or researcher better euipped to teach high school science courses than to be taken seriously such as a Planck a Niels Bohr or any serious researcher of significance It's not that he wasn't intelligent It's merely that he was overrated at least in terms of his originality and any perceived brilliance which his scientific writings don't seem to bear out Well if you're an Asimov fan I suppose you might like this book or if you want to read old outdated and in some cases simply wrong cosmology texts this is the book for you Otherwise not recommended

  9. Ronan Gonçalves Figuerêdo Ronan Gonçalves Figuerêdo says:

    Most people know Isaac Asimov for the work I ROBOT My first contact with the author was during pre adolescence through this book And even with little knowledge of Physics at the time I managed to understand how the Universe gears work Its four fundamental forces the planetary formation the birth of a star the White Dwarfs the Neutron Stars the Pulsars and of course the Black Holes Isaac Asimov exposes in a simple way concepts that are very complicated

  10. Julian Onions Julian Onions says:

    Really interesting to read this book from years back 1977 about black holes and supernova It is amazing how far we have come in understanding and yet how much also hasn't changed I grew up on Asimov and read nearly everything he wrote so was fun to revisit his style However dn't use it as a reference

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