A Black Hole is Not a Hole

A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
Apr 30, 2022

The book provides details and information about black holes, such as how they are created, or how powerful they are. While the title of the book is “A Black Hole Is Not a Hole”, the book identifies that it’s not exactly not a hole either. The author does this to show that we still have many new things to learn about black holes. The book tries to put the power of a black hole in perspective by comparing it to things on earth. For example, one page explains how a black hole is similar to a whirlpool.

I thought that the book explained the basics of black holes well. I enjoyed the examples that the book used to describe the black holes. This book made me realize how big the universe is and how little scientists really know about what’s out there; however, it also shows how quickly scientists are learning because the discoveries of black holes didn’t explode until around the 2000s. I would recommend this book for anyone who is interesting in learning the basics about black holes, and the reading level would be for late elementary to early middle school.  I rate this book: 4/5

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