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Fred Hoyle's universe

Author: Jane Gregory
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fred Hoyle was a down-to-earth, argumentative Yorkshireman who became the voice of British astronomy. For fifty years, he spoke out for astronomy in the newspapers, on government committees, at scientific meetings, in popular books and on the radio. He devised the steady-state theory of the universe and worked out how the elements are formed in the nuclei of stars. He also founded a prestigious institute, led the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gregory, Jane, 1962-
Fred Hoyle's universe.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)57576191
Named Person: Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle, Sir.; Fred Hoyle
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Gregory
ISBN: 9780191513589 019151358X
OCLC Number: 86068955
Description: 1 online resource (x, 406 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jane Gregory.
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