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Fred Hoyle's universe

Author: Jane Gregory
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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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: Jane Gregory
ISBN: 0198507917 9780198507918
OCLC Number: 57576191
Description: x, 406 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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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  Read more...

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