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Fred Hoyle : a life in science

Author: Simon Mitton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Written from personal accounts and interviews with his contemporaries, this book gives valuable insights into Fred Hoyle's unforgettable life.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Mitton
ISBN: 9780521189477 0521189470
OCLC Number: 703205194
Description: xi, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword Paul Davies; Prologue; 1. An end and a beginning; 2. Training for cosmology; 3. The star makers; 4. Hoyle's secret war; 5. The nature of the Universe; 6. Lives of the stars; 7. Clash of Titans; 8. Origin of the chemical elements; 9. Matters of gravity; 10. Mountains to climb; 11. The watershed; 12. Stones, bones, bugs and accidents; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Simon Mitton.
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'An elegantly written and thoroughly documented biography of a great and immensely influential scientist who was a fascinating personality as well.' Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and President of the Read more...

 
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