Holes

Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307798367
Available:
Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

Holes

Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780440228592
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Stanley Yelnats Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake

Stanley Yelnats  Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake
Author: Louis Sachar
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781408850350
Available:
Release: 2013-07-26
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine your misfortune if, like Stanley Yelnats, you found yourself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and interned in Camp Green Lake Correctional Institute. How would you survive? Thoughtfully Louis Sachar has leant his knowledge and expertise to the subject and created this wonderful, quirky, and utterly essential guide to toughing it out in the Texan desert. Spiced with lots of information about the characters in HOLES, as well as lots of do's and don'ts for survival, this is an essential book for all those hundreds of thousands of HOLES' fans.

Small Steps

Small Steps
Author: Louis Sachar
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781408818053
Available:
Release: 2010-12-06
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Armpit and X-Ray are living in Austin, Texas. It is three years since they left the confines of Camp Green Lake Detention Centre and Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around. He is working for a landscape gardener because he is good at digging holes, he is going to school and he is enjoying his first proper romance, but is he going to be able to stay out of trouble when there is so much building up against him? In this exciting novel, Armpit is joined by many vibrant new characters, and is learning what it takes to stay on course, and that doing the right thing is never the wrong choice.

Classical and Quantum Black Holes

Classical and Quantum Black Holes
Author: P Fre,V. Gorini,G Magli,U. Moschella
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1420050680
Available:
Release: 1999-09-01
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black holes are becoming increasingly important in contemporary research in astrophysics, cosmology, theoretical physics, and mathematics. Indeed, they provoke some of the most fascinating questions in fundamental physics, which may lead to revolutions in scientific thought. Written by distinguished scientists, Classical and Quantum Black Holes provides a comprehensive panorama of black hole physics and mathematics from a modern point of view. The book begins with a general introduction, followed by five parts that cover several modern aspects of the subject, ranging from the observational and the experimental to the more theoretical and mathematical issues. The material is written at a level suitable for postgraduate students entering the field.

Black Holes

Black Holes
Author: Lily Erlic
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781791109684
Available:
Release: 2019-08-01
Editor: Weigl Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that black holes are places in space that work like vacuums? They pull objects such as stars inside themselves. Find out more about these areas in space in Black Holes, part of the Deep in Space series.

What are Black Holes

What are Black Holes
Author: Larry Slawson
Pages: 25
ISBN: PKEY:6610000172856
Available:
Release: 2019-05-06
Editor: Larry Slawson via PublishDrive
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This eBook explores current (and past) theories pertaining to the existence of black holes in our universe. It aims to provide its readers with a fundamental understanding of what black holes are, what they are composed of, and where they developed.

Black Holes

Black Holes
Author: Derek J. Raine,Edwin George Thomas
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9781860945861
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Release: 2005
Editor: Imperial College Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Providing an introduction to the fascinating subject of black holes, this book is suitable for advanced undergraduates and first year postgraduates. It offers an introduction to the exact solutions of Einstein's vacuum field equations, describing spherical and axisymmetric (rotating) black holes.

Beautiful Black Holes For Kids

Beautiful Black Holes For Kids
Author: K. Bennett,John Davidson
Pages: 37
ISBN: 9781310786600
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Release: 2016-03-17
Editor: Mendon Cottage Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction Space, the final frontier… to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life,and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. ~ Gene Roddenberry *** The universe is full of surprises! We can find amazing things like galaxies, planets, comets, asteroids, moons, meteorites, and more! One of the strangest objects we can find in space is called a… black hole. Have you ever heard of black holes? What do you know about them? Let’s learn more! Black holes are dark areas in space with strong gravity. Not all black holes are black and we cannot see them, but we know they are there. How do we know they exist even though we can’t see them? Scientists study the things that happen around a black hole, and that tells them a black hole is there. The force of a black hole is so strong light cannot escape. Do you know what happens to light when it gets near a black hole? Strong gravity pulls light and everything else into the center. It is so strong that nothing escapes the powerful force, and everything falls in! Black holes come in lots of different sizes. Some are big, and some are small. Some black holes are so big; they are called supermassive black holes. That’s a big, big hole! Black holes affect not only space but time too. How so? Did you know time changes when you get near a black hole? Yes, it does! This is because of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Let’s find out how black holes work and what else we can learn about this mysterious force in the universe!

New Ideas Concerning Black Holes and the Universe

New Ideas Concerning Black Holes and the Universe
Author: Eugene Terry Tatum
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781839685415
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Release: 2020-01-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Formation And Evolution Of Black Holes In The Galaxy Selected Papers With Commentary

Formation And Evolution Of Black Holes In The Galaxy  Selected Papers With Commentary
Author: Hans A Bethe,Gerald E Brown,Chang-hwan Lee
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9789814487139
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Release: 2003-03-04
Editor: World Scientific
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In published papers H A Bethe and G E Brown worked out the collapse of large stars and supernova explosions. They went on to evolve binaries of compact stars, finding that in the standard scenario the first formed neutron star always went into a black hole in common envelope evolution. C-H Lee joined them in the study of black hole binaries and gamma ray bursts. They found the black holes to be the fossils of the gamma ray bursts. From their properties they could reconstruct features of the burst and of the accompanying hypernova explosions.This invaluable book contains 23 papers on astrophysics, chiefly on compact objects, written over 23 years. The papers are accompanied by illuminating commentary. In addition there is an appendix on kaon condensation which the editors believe to be relevant to the equation of state in neutron stars, and to explain why black holes are formed at relatively low masses.

Asymptotic Safety and Black Holes

Asymptotic Safety and Black Holes
Author: Kevin Falls
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9783319012940
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Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the open challenges in fundamental physics is to combine Einstein's theory of general relativity with the principles of quantum mechancis. In this thesis, the question is raised whether metric quantum gravity could be fundamental in the spirit of Steven Weinberg's seminal asymptotic safety conjecture, and if so, what are the consequences for the physics of small, possibly Planck-size black holes? To address the first question, new techniques are provided which allow, for the first time, a self-consistent study of high-order polynomial actions including up to 34 powers in the Ricci scalar. These novel insights are then exploited to explain quantum gravity effects in black holes, including their horizon and causal structure, conformal scaling, evaporation, and the thermodynamics of quantum space-time. Results indicate upper limits on black hole temperature, and the existence of small black holes based on asymptotic safety for gravity and thermodynamical arguments.

How to Clean Your Holes

How to Clean Your Holes
Author: Jackie Stubley Thomas
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781796032406
Available:
Release: 2019-07-01
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a realistic view of trying to get children to clean up their act when it comes to hygiene. It’s not polished and not fake, but it gets the point across to kids that make them listen in a lighthearted way to keep them clean. This is a funny book to read and to help kids know a little more. It’s funny but not funny when you get a health problem. It’s funny but not funny when you are afraid. It’s funny but not funny when it hurts. It’s funny but not funny when a doctor is needed. Educating kids on cleaning our bodies is something that we take for granted. We teach our kids every day. We forget to reteach because we think they got it drilled into their brain. In reality, as the experts would say, children’s brains are like sponges. That’s right. They go right back to their original, main form—the untaught, if not retaught, form or the form of youthfulness. So if you don’t teach, reteach, and reteach again, they forget. So teach kids about our bodies that need to be kept clean so it doesn’t rot!

Artificial Black Holes

Artificial Black Holes
Author: Mario Novello,Matt Visser,Grigori Volovik
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9789814489607
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Release: 2002-10-04
Editor: World Scientific
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Physicists are pondering on the possibility of simulating black holes in the laboratory by means of various “analog models”. These analog models, typically based on condensed matter physics, can be used to help us understand general relativity (Einstein's gravity); conversely, abstract techniques developed in general relativity can sometimes be used to help us understand certain aspects of condensed matter physics. This book contains 13 chapters — written by experts in general relativity, particle physics, and condensed matter physics — that explore various aspects of this two-way traffic.

Surface geophysical Techniques Used to Detect Existing and Infilled Scour Holes Near Bridge Piers

Surface geophysical Techniques Used to Detect Existing and Infilled Scour Holes Near Bridge Piers
Author: Gary Placzek
Pages: 44
ISBN: UOM:39015037740563
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Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Accretion and Obscured Growth of Supermassive Black Holes

The Accretion and Obscured Growth of Supermassive Black Holes
Author: Peter Boorman
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9783030603618
Available:
Release: 2020-12-02
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This thesis describes the application of state-of-the-art high-energy X-ray studies to the astronomical quest for understanding obscured active galactic nuclei (AGN). These AGN are supermassive black holes growing by accretion of matter located in the nuclei of galaxies. The material that feeds these black holes also obscures them from view, rendering them challenging to study. It is possible to study them by effectively 'X-raying' galactic nuclei to peer through these obscuring veils. Beginning with the proof-of-concept application of novel X-ray Monte Carlo codes to the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope ARray (NuSTAR) spectrum of a known heavily obscured AGN, the thesis establishes the relevant parameters that characterise the AGN spectrum and central black hole growth rate. Next the largest sample of known heavily obscured AGN is compiled, finding the strength of a prominent iron spectral feature to weaken with AGN power. This is puzzling, and suggests that there may be more hidden AGN than previously thought. Finally by combining an all-sky infrared selection with NuSTAR follow-up, new heavily obscured AGN are identified. Obscuration emits infrared radiation, meaning that the infrared-selected AGN catalogue should be representative of the underlying AGN population. The absence of such representative catalogues has continually plagued cosmological studies, and the resultant obscured AGN fraction will be strongly constraining for AGN models.

On a New Metallic Alloy for the Pivot Holes of Watches

On a New Metallic Alloy for the Pivot Holes of Watches
Author: Joseph BENNET (Watchmaker.)
Pages: 15
ISBN: BL:A0024939609
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Release: 1830
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Swimming Holes of Texas

The Swimming Holes of Texas
Author: Julie Wernersbach,Carolyn Tracy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781477312377
Available:
Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nothing beats a natural swimming hole for cooling off on a scorching summer day in Texas. Cold, clear spring water, big old shade trees, and a quiet stretch of beach or lawn offer the perfect excuse to pack a cooler and head out with family and friends to the nearest natural oasis. Whether you're looking for a quick getaway or an unforgettable summer vacation, let The Swimming Holes of Texas be your guide. Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy highlight one hundred natural swimming spots across the entire state. The book is organized by geographic regions, so you can quickly find local places to swim—or plan a trip to a more distant spot you'd like to explore. Each swimming hole is illustrated with an inviting color photo and a description of what it's like to swim there, as well as the site's history, ecology, and conservation. The authors include all the pertinent info about admission fees and hours, parking, and on-site amenities such as showers and restrooms. They also offer tips for planning your trips and lists of the swimming holes that are most welcoming to families and pets. So when the temperature tops 100 and there's nothing but traffic in sight, take a detour down the backroads and swim, sunbathe, revel, and relax in the swimming holes of Texas.

Black Holes in Action An Augmented Reality Experience

Black Holes in Action  An Augmented Reality Experience
Author: Kevin Kurtz
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781541594524
Available:
Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Millbrook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Black holes are invisible because light cannot escape their gravity. Explore new techniques that astronomers use to study black holes and learn about thrilling discoveries in black hole science, with the help of exciting augmented reality features.

From Black Clouds To Black Holes Third Edition

From Black Clouds To Black Holes  Third Edition
Author: Narlikar Jayant V
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9789813108172
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Release: 2012-03-22
Editor: World Scientific Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents in a simple style the success story of modern astrophysics — how the application of known physics to models of stars can, together with the observational data, help us understand what stars are made of, how they live and how they die. The account is non-technical but scientifically accurate. It is interspersed with anecdotes and analogies to make the subject matter readable and understandable even to a lay reader with some basic scientific background.