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Wickramasinghe, Chandra 1939-

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Works: 88 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 8,945 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference proceedings  Popular works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QH325, 577
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Most widely held works by Chandra Wickramasinghe
Comets and the origin of life by Janaki Wickramasinghe( file )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
"The idea that comets may be connected with the origin of life on Earth was considered heresy a few decades ago, with scientists shying away from this possibility as if from a medieval superstition. However the case that comets may have contributed at least the complex organic building blocks of life has become very strong, and mechanisms have now been identified whereby comets may incubate and transfer microbial life from one cosmic habitat to another in the Galaxy. The latter process cometary panspermia was pioneered by the late Sir Fred Hoyle and one of the present authors in the early 1980's. A theory that was once controversial is slowly gaining scientific respectability and support. The recent surge of interest in astrobiology has led to a spate of books in astrobiology - combining astronomy and biology - but in most of these, cometary panspermia is dealt with only cursorily. The present book sets out the case for cometary panspermia in a cogent way, combining evidence from space science, celestial mechanics, geology and microbiology. It should be an essential part of any university course on astrobiology, and also serve as a reference textbook for researchers in the field."--Page 4 of cover
Lifecloud, the origin of life in the universe by Fred Hoyle( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Evolution from space : a theory of cosmic creationism by Fred Hoyle( Book )
19 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and German and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Diseases from space by Fred Hoyle( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Our place in the cosmos : the unfinished revolution by Fred Hoyle( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
En kontroversiel teori om livets opståen uden for vort solsystem
Cosmic life-force by Fred Hoyle( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Interstellar grains by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )
7 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Cosmic dragons : life and death on our planet by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
"Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, in this account of his pioneering work as an astronomer, sees comets with their magnificent tails of cosmic dust as being both a life giving force for our planet and equally as destroyers of life."--Dust jacket flap
Light scattering functions for small particles, with applications in astronomy by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Solid state astrophysics : proceedings of a symposium held at the University College, Cardiff, Wales, 9-12 July 1974 by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Space travellers : the bringers of life by Fred Hoyle( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
The theory of cosmic grains by Fred Hoyle( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
The problem of the composition of cosmic dust grains has stubbornly defied solution for over half a century. A succession of models have been proposed and their properties worked out for comparison with an ever-expanding body of relevant observational data. The authors began their pioneering work in this field in the 1960s by challenging the then popular ice grain theory. Most controversially they later hypothesised that condensed organic matter in the galaxy is of biological origin, thus linking an old astronomical problem with the question of the origin of terrestrial life. In this book the authors develop the theory of Cosmic Grains on a broad front starting logically from basic mathematical and astronomical premises. The reader is guided through a historical progression of ideas on the nature of grains, leading ultimately to the authors' own point of view, which shows through a clear predictive sequence the important role of complex organic material in the interstellar grains
Space and eternal life : a dialogue between Chandra Wickramasinghe and Daisaku Ikeda by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Dialogue on space, science and life between an eminent astronomer and leading Buddhist scholar
Living comets by Fred Hoyle( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Fundamental studies and the future of science ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
From grains to bacteria by Fred Hoyle( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Archaeopteryx, the primordial bird : a case of fossil forgery by Fred Hoyle( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Life on Mars? : the case for a cosmic heritage by Fred Hoyle( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Astronomical origins of life : steps towards panspermia by Fred Hoyle( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Two of the pioneers of the modern version of panspermia - the theory that comets disperse microbial life throughout the cosmos - trace the development of their ideas through a sequence of key papers. A logical progression of thought is shown to lead up to the currently accepted viewpoint that at least the biochemical building blocks of life must have derived from comets. The authors go further, however, to argue that not just the chemicals of life, but fully-fledged microbial cells have an origin that is external to the Earth. Such a theory of cosmic life, once established, would have profound scientific as well as sociological implications. The publication of this book is all the more timely now that we are on the threshold of verifying many of these ideas by direct space exploration of planets and comets
Viruses from space and related matters by Fred Hoyle( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chandra Wickramasinghe
Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe 1939-
Wickramasinghe Chandra
Wickramasinghe, Chandra 1939-
Wickramasinghe, N. C.
Wickramasinghe, N. C. 1939-
Wickramasinghe, N. C. (Nalin Chandra), 1939-
Wickramasinghe, Nalin Chandra 1939-
ウィクラマシンゲ, Ch
ウィクラマシンゲ, N. チャンドラ
ウィクラマシンゲ, チャンドラ
ウィックラマシンゲ, C
ウィックラマシンジ, C
ウィックラマシンジ, N. C
ウイクラマシンジ
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English (169)
German (1)
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