A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

By Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano; Michael Carroll (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570917837, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012

Description
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 the Author
CAROLYN CINAMI DECRISTOFANO is the author of "Leonardo's ABCs (Museum of Science, Boston). She has developed science programs with NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Carolyn lives in Plympton, Massachusetts.

Michael Carroll is a science artist and journalist, who has been called in by various museums to render detailed drawings and paintings of scientific exhibits. Caroline Carroll is also a writer and artist. They've interviewed and have close working relationships with many paleontologists and other scientists. Their latest devotional called Absolutely Awesome, was published by Tyndale in February 2000, and Dinosaurs, published by Cook, was a Gold Medallion finalist in the elementary category this year. They are the authors of the 'A Child's Guide to' science series published by Cook in the 1990s.