Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe
by Mitchell Begelman & Martin Reese
Describes the technological advances that have allowed scientists to gather evidence on black holes, tracing the observations and accidents through which black holes, quasars, and related phenomena were discovered. Explores questions surrounding black holes and how they relate to the structure of the universe, and whether they will refute or confirm our present theories describing the physical laws of the universe. Includes color and b&w photos and diagrams. For students, researchers, and general readers with some science background. Well-written.