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Taking the back off the watch a personal memoir

Author: Thomas Gold; Simon Mitton
Publisher: Berlin Heidelberg Springer 2012
Series: Astrophysics and space science library, 381
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is an account of the life and work of Thomas Gold, one of the most remarkable astrophysicists in the second half of the 20th century. Based on Gold's autobiography, this book is edited by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Thomas Gold; Thomas Gold; Thomas Gold
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Gold; Simon Mitton
ISBN: 9783642275876 3642275877
OCLC Number: 800439067
Description: XVII, 232 Seiten Illustrationen 25 cm
Contents: Foreword by Freeman Dyson.- Introduction by Simon Mitton.- School Years in Troubled Times.- Wartime Student Days.- Wartime Work for the British Navy.- Return to Cambridge: The Citadel of Learning.- Appointment at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.- Move to America.- Move to Cornell.- The Pulsar Era.- NASA: The Love-Hate Relationship.- The origin of Petroleum on Earth.- Earthquakes.-Unfinished Business.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science library, 381
Responsibility: Thomas Gold. Ed. by Simon Mitton. Royal Astronomical Society
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