A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole

By DECRISTOFANO, Carolyn Cinami

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ISBN
978-1-57091-783-7 978-1-60734-073-7
Publisher
Charlesbridge


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–7—This introduction to black holes takes readers from simple to complex by dropping definitions and information slowly and clearly into the lively narrative. Dramatic and amazing illustrations help to impart the sense of the vast distances in space, of how atomic nuclei meld in the intense interaction called fusion, and how the areas of a black hole-the event boundary, the extreme gravity zone, and the singularity—are defined. The appended t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2012

Black holes -- the remnants of former massive stars -- may provide fascinating play for the imagination (especially for science fiction fans), but the physics behind them can be equally captivating, particularly when presented with the explanatory skills exhibited in this book. Complicated abstract ideas, such as gravity, electromagnetism, and relativity, are logically ordered and clarified in an inviting conv...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

In this captivating book on black holes, complicated abstract ideas are logically ordered and clarified in an inviting conversational styl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

Simple, direct prose and excellent organization explain, step-by-step, what black holes are and dispel misunderstandings (such as the idea that they are actually holes). Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano’s treatment of this fascinating topic is lively and comprehensible. For instance, to make the point th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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