THE BLACK HOLE WAR Wins LA TIMES Book Prize, July 2009 PB

April 28, 2009

in Book Awards & Prizes,Flash

Congratulations to Little, Brown author Leonard Susskind, winner of the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science & Technology for his latest book:

THE BLACK HOLE WAR: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

Winners among a distinguished lineup of nominees were announced on Friday night at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Read more about the Book Prize awards here, and enjoy a recap of Dr. Susskind’s science panel at the Festival here.

Available Now in Hardcover:
Publish Date: July 2008
Price: $27.99/$30.99
ISBN: 9780316016407
Pages: 480
Size: 6″ x 9-1/4″

Available July 2009 in Trade Paperback:
Publish Date: July 22, 2009
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 9780316016414
Pages: 480
Size: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″

Download Sell Sheet here.

Book Description:
What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn’t recognize the import of Hawking’s claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t’Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the thrilling story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking’s revolutionary theories of black holes with their own sense of reality-effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, paying up, and Susskind and t’Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space.
A brilliant book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes, Leonard Susskind’s account of the Black Hole War is mind-bending and exhilarating reading.

For more information about Leonard Susskind and THE BLACK HOLE WAR.

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