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100 1  Bloom, Joshua S 
245 10 What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? 
264  1 Princeton :|bPrinceton University Press,|c2011 
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490 1  Princeton Frontiers in Physics Ser. ;|vv.2 
505 0  COVER -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- 1 
       Introduction -- 1.1 Serendipity during the Cold War -- 1.2
       A New Field Begins -- 1.3 Precise Localizations and the 
       Search for Counterparts -- 1.4 The March 5th Event and 
       Soft-Gamma Ray Repeaters -- 1.5 BATSE and the Great Debate
       -- 1.6 The Afterglow Era Begins -- 1.7 Progenitors and 
       Diversity -- 1.8 Gamma-Ray Bursts in a Universal Context -
       - 2 Into the Belly of the Beast -- 2.1 What Are Gamma-Ray 
       Bursts? -- 2.2 Understanding the Origin of the High-Energy
       Emission -- 2.3 The Central Engine -- 3 Afterglows -- 3.1 
       Phenomenology -- 3.2 Origin of the Emission -- 3.3 
       Evidence for Jetting -- 3.4 Late-Time Observations -- 4 
       The Events in Context -- 4.1 Local Scales -- 4.2 Galactic 
       Scales -- 4.3 Universal Scales -- 5 The Progenitors of 
       Gamma-Ray Bursts -- 5.1 A Massive-Star Origin -- 5.2 
       Mergers of Compact Objects -- 5.3 Extragalactic Magnetars 
       -- 5.4 Classification Challenges -- 6 Gamma-Ray Bursts as 
       Probes of the Universe -- 6.1 Studies of Gas, Dust, and 
       Galaxies -- 6.2 The History of Star Formation -- 6.3 
       Cosmic Dawn: Measuring Reionization and the First Objects 
       in the Universe -- 6.4 Neutrinos, Gravitational Waves, and
       Cosmic Rays -- 6.5 Quantum Gravity and the Expansion of 
       the Universe -- 6.6 The Future of Gamma-Ray Bursts: At the
       Nexus of Physical and Astrophysical Inquiry -- NOTES -- 
       SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING -- GLOSSARY -- A -- B -- C
       -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- 
       P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- INDEX -- A --
       B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -
       - N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z
520    Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, 
       among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe.
       Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent
       high-energy explosions confounded astronomers for decades.
       But a rapid series of startling breakthroughs beginning in
       1997 revealed that the majority of gamma-ray bursts are 
       caused by the explosions of young and massive stars in the
       vast star-forming cauldrons of distant galaxies. New 
       findings also point to very different origins for some 
       events, serving to complicate but enrich our understanding
       of the exotic and violent universe. What Are Gamma-Ray 
       Bursts? is a succinct introduction to this fast-growing 
       subject, written by an astrophysicist who is at the 
       forefront of today's research into these incredible cosmic
       phenomena. Joshua Bloom gives readers a concise and 
       accessible overview of gamma-ray bursts and the 
       theoretical framework that physicists have developed to 
       make sense of complex observations across the 
       electromagnetic spectrum. He traces the history of 
       remarkable discoveries that led to our current 
       understanding of gamma-ray bursts, and reveals the 
       decisive role these phenomena could play in the grand 
       pursuits of twenty-first century astrophysics, from 
       studying gravity waves and unveiling the growth of stars 
       and galaxies after the big bang to surmising the ultimate 
       fate of the universe itself. What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? is
       an essential primer to this exciting frontier of 
       scientific inquiry, and a must-read for anyone seeking to 
       keep pace with cutting-edge developments in physics today 
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       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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