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Fred Hoyle's universe

Autor: Jane Gregory
Editora: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"Best known for his steady-state theory of cosmology, Fred Hoyle described a universe with both an infinite past and an infinite future. He coined the phrase 'big bang' to describe the main competing theory, and sustained a long-running, sometimes ill-tempered, and typically public debate with his scientific rivals. He showed how the elements are formed by nuclear reactions inside stars, and explained how we are  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Pessoa Denominada: Fred Hoyle
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Jane Gregory
ISBN: 0198507917 9780198507918
Número OCLC: 57576191
Descrição: x, 406 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: Coming to light --
Hut no. 2 --
Into the limelight --
New world --
Under fire --
New genesis --
Eclipsed --
Fighting for space --
Storm clouds --
'Dear Mr. Hogg' --
His institute --
The end of the beginning --
The astronomer Hoyle --
The beginning of the end --
On the loose --
Apocalyptic visions --
Evolution on trial --
A new cosmology.
Responsabilidade: Jane Gregory.
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Fred Hoyle was a down-to-earth, argumentative Yorkshireman who became the voice of British astronomy. He devised the steady-state theory of the universe and worked out how the elements are formed in  Ler mais...

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"Astronomy buffs will enjoy this hard-to-put down account of Hoyle's life."--Choice"Among all British scientists, Fred Hoyle must be one of the most promising subjects for a biography. This is Ler mais...

 
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