Black Hole Evaporation - further reading

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Stephen Hawking is the central figure in the subject of black hole evaporation. His book A Brief History of Time is known as a classic, but if you want a simpler book you might like Black holes and baby universes, which is a collection of essays, including some autobiographical ones.

General books

Another person to remember is John Wheeler, the inventor of the term 'Black Hole'. His autobiography Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam has plenty of useful information on the subject. Black holes and time warps by Kip Thorne is also of interest, with biographical information of the main researchers in the field.

For a simple introduction there's Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines by Jim Al-Khalili or Gravity's Fatal Attraction by Mitchell Begelman and Martin Rees. Another book aimed at the general reader is Space, Time, and Gravity by Robert Wald .

More advanced books

If you want a book that's accessible to science undergraduates or advanced students at school there's Gravity black holes and the universe by Iain Nicolson. Quantum Theory, Black Holes and Inflation by Ian Moss is a well presented textbook which is suitable for advanced undergraduates in mathematics or theoretical physics. The 'standard' textbook in the subject is probably General Relativity by Robert Wald. I wasn't so sure about his book Quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Although it might be useful if you want a work specifically about this subject, I was rather put off by the layout of the book. A comprehensive treatment of the subject of black holes is given by Novikov and Frolov in the book Physics of black holes

Papers and online articles

There are a couple of useful articles about Hawking radiation at Wikipedia and the Physics FAQ . Towards a Full Quantum Theory of Black Holes, Do black holes radiate? and Black Holes and Thermodynamics are three papers from arXiv which give overviews of black hole evaporation. The original paper showing that black holes will evaporate is Particle creation by black holes, S W Hawking, Commun. Math. Phys. 43 (1975), 199-220. Unfortunately it's not available online as far as I can tell.