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Fred Hoyle's universe

Auteur : Jane Gregory
Éditeur : Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle
Type d’ouvrage : Biography, Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Jane Gregory
ISBN : 0198507917 9780198507918
Numéro OCLC : 57576191
Description : x, 406 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : 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  Lire la suite...

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