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Conflict in the cosmos : Fred Hoyle's life in science

Author: Simon Mitton
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography tells the story of Hoyle's life as well as his science. His most important work focused on the evolution of stars, the origin of the chemical elements, the nature of gravitational forces, and the origin of life on Earth.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Biographie
Named Person: Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle, Sir.; Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Mitton
ISBN: 0309093139 9780309093132 0309102006 9780309102001
OCLC Number: 57366498
Description: xvii, 401 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: An end--and a beginning --
To the frontiers of the universe : training for cosmology --
The star makers --
Hoyle's secret war --
The nature of the universe --
Lives of the stars --
Clash of titans --
Origin of the chemical elements --
Matters of gravity --
Mountains to climb --
The watershed --
Stones, bones, bugs, and accidents.
Responsibility: Simon Mitton.
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While other British astronomers were specializing in narrow areas, says Mitton (astronomy, Cambridge U.), Hoyle claimed the entire celestial realm--the universe and all its contents--as his field,  Read more...

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"Hoyle's enduring insights into stars, nucleosynthesis, and the large-scale universe rank among the greatest achievements of 20th-century astrophysics. Moreover, his theories were unfailingly Read more...

 
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