Space, Time And Gravity: The Theory Of The Big Bang And Black Holes - Robert M. WaldUniversity of Chicago Press, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with wear at the head of the spine ends. Boards rubbed at the spine ends. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “In recent years astronomers, physicists, and a curious, if somewhat bewildered general public have witnessed a number of exciting developments that have fundamentally shaped our ideas of space, time, and gravity. In this brief and clearly written book, a young physicist provides the lay reader or student with an elementary but scientifically sound introduction to such fascinating topics as the theory of the big bang origin of the universe and the enigma of black holes. Robert M. Wald begins with a lucid explanation of how, in Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravitation is described in terms of the curved geometry of spacetime. Then Wald discusses the implications of these ideas for our understanding of the universe, its origin, evolution, and large scale structure. The last five chapters of the book cover gravitational collapse and black holes, and include explanations of energy extraction from black holes, astrophysical processes involving black holes, and recent research on particle creation near tiny black holes due to quantum effects. Wald has presented this material so that all the important and basic ideas are described clearly, logically, and without irrelevant technical detail. His book should be accessible and, indeed, enjoyable for all readers who are interested in understanding these ideas.”
Size: 8¼" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 131
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