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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Janna Levin
Call Number
QC179.L48 2016
3rd Floor Science and Technology
Somewhat Recommended
Book Review
This book is an insightful look at the history of the science and scientists that led to the creation of LIGO and the 2015 discovery of gravitational waves. While the engineers and concepts tackled by the LIGO team may be beyond the reach of some, the book brings humanity to the forefront. Part history, part conversation, and part lyricism, Levin’s book chronicles the many heroes and hiccups that ultimately led to the confirmation of Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves.
Submitted By
Rebecca Green
Department or Major
Schmid College
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