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The Resource Gravity's engines : [how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos], Caleb Scharf, (electronic resource)

Gravity's engines : [how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos], Caleb Scharf, (electronic resource)

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Gravity's engines : [how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos]
Title
Gravity's engines
Title remainder
[how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos]
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Caleb Scharf
Title variation
How bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos
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eng
Summary
We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They're mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not even light can escape their deadly wrath. Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely different side to black holes. As the astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals in Gravity's Engines, these chasms in space-time don't just vacuum up everything that comes near them; they also spit out huge beams and clouds of matter. Black holes blow bubbles. With clarity and keen intellect, Scharf masterfully explains how these bubbles profoundly rearrange the cosmos around them. Engaging with our deepest questions about the universe, he takes us on an intimate journey through the endlessly colorful place we call our galaxy and reminds us that the Milky Way sits in a special place in the cosmic zoo--a "sweet spot" of properties. Is it coincidental that we find ourselves here at this place and time? Could there be a deeper connection between the nature of black holes and their role in the universe and the phenomenon of life? We are, after all, made of the stuff of stars
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technical information on music
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JDP
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1968-
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Scharf, Caleb A.
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other
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Read by Caleb Scharf
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  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Gravity
  • Cosmology
  • Playaway (Preloaded audio player)
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adult
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Gravity's engines : [how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos], Caleb Scharf, (electronic resource)
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  • "HDAUDIO."
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  • Previously released by Macmillan Audio, p2012
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ocn820266216
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3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Unabridged.
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1 sound media player (ca. 8 hrs.)
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direct electronic
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not applicable
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9781427230287
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other
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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other
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(OCoLC)820266216
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player. One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
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Label
Gravity's engines : [how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos], Caleb Scharf, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Macmillan Audio, p2012
  • Title from Playaway unit label
  • "Playaway, the all-in-one audiobook"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn820266216
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (ca. 8 hrs.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427230287
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)820266216
System details
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player. One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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