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|Named Person:||Fred Hoyle, Sir.; Fred Hoyle; Fred Hoyle|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Fred Hoyle, Sir.
|Description:||xiii, 443 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. I. 34, Primrose Lane: 1915-1939. ch. 1. The first World War --
ch. 2. Forgotten times --
ch. 3. Coming to grips with who you are --
ch. 4. Creeping like snail more slowly than Shakespeare --
ch. 5. A scholarship won from the grip of fate --
ch. 6. Education at last, and a scholarship lost to the grip of fate --
ch. 7. First journeys to Cambridge --
ch. 8. Then the undergraduate seeking a bubble reputation in the cannon's mouth --
ch. 9. Dark clouds across the sun --
ch. 10. The last of the old world --
pt. II. The larger world of science: 1939-1958. ch. 11. Sir Arthur Eddington --
ch. 12. At war with Germany --
ch. 13. The Nutbourne saga --
ch. 14. The saga continues --
ch. 15. The aftermath --
ch. 16. The origin of the chemical elements --
ch. 17 Brave new world --
ch. 18. An unknown level in carbon-12 --
ch. 19. Steps to the watershed --
ch. 20. The watershed --
pt. III. Home is where the wind blows: 1959- . ch. 21. A vintage year --
ch. 22. Droll stories --
ch. 23. The Munros of Scotland --
ch. 24. The Institute of Astronomy, but still in slow stages --
ch. 25. The thirty-ninth step --
ch. 26. The Bay of the Birds --
ch. 27. Climbing the last Munro --
ch. 28. A lucky ending.
Sir Fred's name has become well known to the general public because of his unusual ability to describe the ideas of science in a simple and accessible way. In addition to his scientific work, he has written more than a dozen works of popular science (many of them widely translated) and more than a dozen works of science fiction (most of them in collaboration with his son, Geoffrey). In all his work, Sir Fred has shown himself to be ready and able to challenge established thinking. In the author's amusing and memorable account of his childhood in Home Is Where the Wind Blows, the reader will see how this came to be true. Possessed since infancy with a strong streak of independence, he was encouraged by his parents, throughout his school years, to trust his own judgment and to think for himself.
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