BN.com Gift Guide

Black Holes

Overview

What can happen to a star that gets close to a black hole?

A star can be stretched and pulled by forces in an around a black hole

Different sizes of black holes, from mini to supermassive;

Diagrams, a timeline, photos-and how scientists find black holes in space;

Suprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $17.36   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

What can happen to a star that gets close to a black hole?

A star can be stretched and pulled by forces in an around a black hole

Different sizes of black holes, from mini to supermassive;

Diagrams, a timeline, photos-and how scientists find black holes in space;

Suprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
What has a force so strong that the pull would be able to shape stars into long, spaghetti- like strands? Read about black holes to find out what they are and how things are lost forever in their cores. The chapters which are guided by a main question are divided into sections with subheadings. Learn about the different types of black holes like the stellar-mass, supermassive, or the mini. Find out about the plans for the LISA space mission to study black holes. There are color illustrations on nearly every page. Some pictures have multiple captions. Words in bold type are described in the glossary. A timeline notes a few events in the accumulation of knowledge about black holes. Students looking for specific information or illustrations may find that the index is helpful. There is a page with a simple list of black hole statistics. Those children seeking additional information about black holes may find the list of resources useful; on the list, readers will find relevant book titles and web sites along with a couple planetariums. This text is part of "A True Book" series which covers other space objects as well as a variety of other topics. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531168943
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Dark Side

Why are black holes so mysterious? 7

2 What Is a Black Hole?

How does a star become a black hole? 11

3 Types of Black Holes

What kinds of black holes exist in space? 17

4 Inside a Black Hole

What is at the center of a black hole? 25

Black Hole Jets

What is a quasar? 30

5 Understanding Black Holes

How do scientists study black holes? 33

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)