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A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

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Get ready to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your mind
What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How were they discovered? Can we visit one? Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano takes readers on a ride through the galaxies (ours, and others), answering these questions and many more about the phenomenon known as a black hole.
In lively and often humorous text, the book starts off with a thorough explanation of gravity and the role it plays in the formation of black holes. Paintings by Michael Carroll, coupled with real telescopic images, help readers visualize the facts and ideas presented in the text, such as how light bends, and what a supernova looks like.
A BLACK HOLE IS NOT A HOLE is an excellent introduction to an extremely complex scientific concept. Back matter includes a timeline which sums up important findings discussed throughout, while the glossary and index provide a quick point of reference for readers. Children and adults alike will learn a ton of spacey facts in this far-out book that s sure to excite even the youngest of astrophiles."

Awards
2012  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2013  American Library Association Notable Books for Children

GenreNonFiction
TopicsBlack holes
Space and time
Scientists
Astronomers
Journeys