From the Black Hole of Calcutta and the Dark Side of the Moon to Black Bart, Black Beauty, and Black Sabbath, this unique and original book explores curious, amusing, and important topics related to black. With brief entries and 100 black-and-white and full-colour images, this hardcover volume roams far and wide through fashion, philosophy, politics, popular culture, science, religion, and superstition.
Clifford A. Pickover is a prolific and award-winning author, having published more than forty books, translated into numerous languages, on topics ranging from science and mathematics to religion, art, and history. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has been granted more than 100 U.S. patents. His work has received considerable attention from media outlets ranging from WIRED to The New York Times, and his website, www.pickover.com, has received millions of visits.