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A journey with Fred Hoyle : the search for cosmic life

Autor: Chandra Wickramasinghe; Kamala Wickramasinghe
Editora: Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2005.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"This book traces the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th-century science. A research programme which was started in 1962 on the carbonaceous nature of interstellar dust leads, over the next two decades, to developments that are continued in both Cambridge and Cardiff. These developments prompt Hoyle and the author to postulate the organic theory of cosmic dust (which is  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
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Pessoa Denominada: Chandra Wickramasinghe; Fred Hoyle; N C Wickramsinghe; N C Wickramasinghe; Fred Hoyle, Sir.; Fred Hoyle; Chandra Wickramasinghe
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Chandra Wickramasinghe; Kamala Wickramasinghe
ISBN: 9812389113 9789812389114 9812389121 9789812389121
Número OCLC: 58734061
Descrição: xiii, 225 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: Origins: prelude to the journey --
Cambridge and a first meeting --
A hike in the lake district --
Betwixt the stars --
The route to carbon dust --
A theory takes shape --
The Institute of Astronomy: the vintage years --
Winds of change --
The Cardiff era --
The search for cosmic life --
Life from comets and pathogens from space --
First signs of life --
Bacterial dust predictions verified --
Life on the planets --
Evolution from space --
Theories of trial --
A fossil controversy --
Comet Halley and its legacy --
Alternative cosmologies --
The last decade.
Responsabilidade: Chandra Wickramasinghe ; edited by Kamala Wickramasinghe.

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- Gives a unique insight into the minds of two men who challenged one of the most cherished paradigms of modern science- Highlights the personal and social contexts of a major scientific controversy  Ler mais...

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