Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe

'For years, black holes have caught the public's imagination - quite rightly so, for they are extraordinary objects. Now Martin Rees and Mitchell Begelman have provided us with a dramatic, elegant, and fully authoritative account of these remarkable structures, and of how they fit into our modern picture of the universe.' - Roger Penrose With superb illustrations and photographs, Mitchell Begelman and Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, describe how black holes were found and what their existence implies for the evolution of our universe.