A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

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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.
 

About Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

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Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano is the author of Big Bang! The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular and Leonardo's ABC. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.Michael Carroll is the illustrator of Big Bang! and Max Goes to Jupiter. He is also the author and illustrator of Drifting on Alien Worlds, The Seventh Landing, and Alien Volcanoes. Michael lives in Littleton, Colorado.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by Charlesbridge. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife.

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Gr 5–7—Gravity, quasars, the formation of black holes, and the meaning of event horizon are just some of the ideas covered in the impressive scope of this book (Charlesbridge, 2012). DeCristofano does a commendable job of introducing concepts that are difficult to visualize and making them access...

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