The Biggest Bangs: The Mystery of Gamma-ray Bursts, the Most Violent Explosions in the Universe

51X7IWFdxcL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Jonathan I. Katz
Isbn 9780195145700
File size 13MB
Year 2002
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF
Category Astronomy

Book Description:

"This unusual and stimulating book on Gamma Ray Bursts describes theory and observations in laymen's language, mixed with history, science politics, controversy and personalities. Beyond the single topic of Gamma Ray Bursts it illustrates the chaotic way which science usually follows, by showing not only the successes but the many false starts which nevertheless help the process."

"A wonderful book for the intellectually curious of all ages: from high school to high table. Katz takes us through the history and the mystery of the biggest bangs of all, the gamma-ray bursts. He also manages to explain the essence of some of the other major puzzles in modern astronomy. All of this Katz accomplishes with a style that is simple and easy to read. Because he has such a mastery of the technical aspects of the subject, Katz is able to distill the main points of the argument into non-mathematical prose that is fun and informative. I would recommend this book highly to young people thinking of entering a career into science and to senior citizens seeking intellectual excitement, and everyone in between."



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