Friday, January 3, 2014

A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami De Cristofano

Cover image for A black hole is not a holeThis is an accessible and fun introduction to the science of black holes.  De Cristofano begins with seven questions about black holes, and then with conversational languange, and amusing illustrations, including comic-book-like word bubbles, answers them.  De Cristofano deals with a lot of ideas basic to all astronomy including the immensity of space, relativity, the life cycle of stars, and gravity as bent space. This is written on a simple level, so that early grade school science nerd kids could understand it, but it is not condescending.  Even middle school age kids could read it without rolling their eyes, and it is a good choice for tween and early teen reluctant reader boys.(74 p)

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