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Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)
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am 6. August 2000
If I were to have a kid and if this kid were to reach its tenths age, I would surely give it Kip Thorne's excellent book to read and admire. It is an excellent account of the evolution of black hole and gravitational physics, written in a very interesting and clear way. The results are presented and explained in a science fiction spirit first, then comes the superb heuristic explanation of phenomena accompanied by a deep insight into the history of their discovery and the main characters behind it. The author's vivid way of explaining things can also be admired in the bible of gravitation theory called "Gravitation".
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am 5. Februar 1997
It has taught me a great deal about every aspect of physics, ranging from special and general relativity to Einstein's field theory and quantum gravity. Every conceivable object and event is explained in this book; everything in concise everyday language. Nuetron stars, white dwarfs, black holes, time travel, wormholes, and a host of other objects are all covered here. There is also a great deal of scientific history contained in this book, starting with Newton and Galileo, and continuing on until it reaches present day physics.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science, no matter what former knowlegde of physics one has. I had none and I enjoyed and understood every word! This book is a good starting point for novices like me. If you have the motivation, this book has the rest! Noah J. Hayden, age 13
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am 8. Januar 1997
Science fiction can only hope to emulate the deep intricacy and magnificent wonder that the reality of our universe can boast. While seemingly complex and evasive in nature, the laws that govern our universe hold answers that may astound even the most imaginitive. Kip Thorne has elegantly captured the "majic" of the universe and tamed the unknown into an understandable context.
Understadable, that is, for anyone you has ever wondered about the universe and the mysteries it holds. Thorne's gift for theoretical physics and penchance of explanation creates a "window" of understanding to the reader where other authors of the same field have mistakenly left the layman reader struggling. Through the use of thought experiments and historical enlightenment,
Thorne had me suggesting answers to questions I had never encountered before. Black Holes and Time Warps is a zesty meal for the inquisitive. Managable and tantelizing to the "physically challenged" and physicist alike. This exquiset quisine will leave the reader satiated yet ravenous for more.
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am 18. Juli 1998
Kip Thorne wrote a magnificent book. Though I work on this area I learned quite a bit. Particularly outstanding is the description of how the whole thing of Hawking radiation was born, starting from the ideas of the great, ebullient russian physicist Zel'dovich. The analogy Zeldovich found between electromagnetic waves emitted from a conducting rotating sphere and the waves (which should be ) emitted by a rotating black hole is so aptly dercribed taht I had to stop reading to try my hand on its consequences. I told about this to a former student of mine, then at Brown University, and he eventually produced a paper based on it!
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am 18. September 1996
Boldly go where no man has gone before... You thought the black hole was just some hole in the universe... you thought time travel is a bunch of bull... well you thought wrong! Kip Thorne, in this book, explains things so WE can understand the PHYSICS of how time travel works, what the black hole is about, etc. I would recommend it for any Physics students or to people that have always liked STAR WARS and STAR TREK and all that kinda stuff... I think this book alone taught me more than any Physics professor could teach me in 4 years
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am 23. Oktober 1999
When I first received the book, I said to myself, "Whoa, 619 pages! It'll take me a while to read this!"...I honestly could not put the book down! Overall, it took me about a week to finish the book. Every page had something interesting on it! Thorne even threw in some neat equations, which were easy enough for a 15-year-old high-school genius to figure out. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be blasted with information about our universe...and others!
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am 18. April 1998
This book is perfect for the casual science reader. Kip Thorne touches all the bases with an insightfull look into the legacy of Einsteins theory of Relativity. He covers the basic concepts behind relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, time warps(machines), quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, and so on.. I found this book to be inspirational. I hope that people like Thorne and Hawking continue to reach out to the masses. We are ready and waiting.
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am 6. Februar 1999
Black holes are perhaps the most exotic objects in the universe--objects from which not even light can escape. With over 600 pages, Kip Thorne's BLACK HOLES & TIME WARPS is the best book on the subject--clear, entertaining, substantial, and informative. He does for black holes what Ken Croswell's PLANET QUEST does for extrasolar planets. If you have any curiosity about the subject, this is THE book to get.
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am 22. November 1998
I'm just a high school kid who likes astromomy and math. I bought this book by pure chance, i was looking for a book that would be interseting and was long (i had a lot of spare time), it was both. It was written so the average smart guy could understand all of the concepts and be able to explain them. This book also has great pictures that go in depth on the ideas. This was a fantasic book!
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am 28. März 1999
Kip Thorne's book is fantastic! It progresses from Einstein's start to the fundamental concepts of the subject we know today. The seperation of certain topics to boxes, to elaberate on the explanation, works very well. If you read this book, and like it, then read Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time". This is also a great book
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