White Holes

White Holes: Inside the Horizon

Hardback Published on: 26/10/2023
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White Holes
Small but mighty!
A succinct summary of black holes and the exciting idea of white holes, told through the most wonderful poetic prose, I found it impossible to put down. Ha... READ MORE
Laionie Sarson
White Holes
An unexpected ode to Dante
Never have I read a book about astrophysics with such poetic, almost melodic language, greatly amusing anecdotes, and illustrative diagrams. This is an abs... READ MORE
Marley Van Esbroeck
White Holes
Lyrical and life-affirming
With poetic prose, Rovelli gives a brief introduction to this cutting-edge research that goes further to explain the life cycle of a black hole. In the for... READ MORE
Mia Nevile
White Holes
Charming, eloquent and accessible
My first Carlo Rovelli book and I couldn't ask for a more charming or eloquent guide to astrophysics. With a liberal scattering of quotes from Dante, perso... READ MORE
Selena, Guildford


Outlining – with astonishing and impressive concision – his theory of white hole formation, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli takes readers on a rollercoaster journey into the centre of a black hole and beyond. It’s spine-tingling stuff and a must for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the universe.


Let us journey, with beloved physicist Carlo Rovelli, into the heart of a black hole. Let us slip beyond its boundary, the horizon, and tumble - on and on - down this crack in the universe. As we plunge, we'll see geometry fold, we'll feel the equations draw tight around us. Eventually, we'll pass it: the remains of a star, deep and dense and falling further far. And then - the bottom. Where time and space end, and the white hole is born . . . With lightness and magic, here Rovelli traces the ongoing adventure of his own cutting-edge research, of the uncertainty and joy of going where we've not yet been. Guiding us to the edge of theory and experiment, he invites us to go beyond, to experience the fever and the disquiet of science. Here is the extraordinary life of a white hole.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241628973
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 182 x 118 x 24 mm

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White Holes
Informative AND easy to read? I'm here!
A great read for anyone with even a passing interest in the nature of black holes, to scratch that age-old itch - why is it called a hole? Rovelli says tha... READ MORE
Tamara Acarali