Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science

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Cambridge University Press, 24 февр. 2011 г.
The scientific life of Fred Hoyle (1915–2001) was truly unparalleled. During his career he wrote groundbreaking scientific papers and caused bitter disputes in the scientific community with his revolutionary theories. Hoyle is best known for showing that we are all, literally, made of stardust in his paper explaining how carbon, and then all the heavier elements, were created by nuclear reactions inside stars. However, he constantly courted controversy and two years later he followed this with his 'steady state' theory of the universe. This challenged another model of the universe, which Hoyle called the 'big bang' theory. Fred Hoyle was also famous amongst the general public. He popularised his research through radio and television broadcasts and wrote best-selling novels. Written from personal accounts and interviews with Hoyle's contemporaries, this book gives valuable personal insights into Fred Hoyle and his unforgettable life.
 

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TRAINING FOR COSMOLOGY
31
THE STAR MAKERS
60
HOYLES SECRET WAR
81
THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE
108
LIVES OF THE STARS
142
CLASH OF TITANS
167
ORIGIN OF THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
197
MATTERS OF GRAVITY
223
MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB
255
THE WATERSHED
277
STONES BONES BUGS AND ACCIDENTS
293
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Simon Mitton is a Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and was the astronomy publisher at Cambridge University Press for twenty years. He is the author or editor of several books on astronomy and the history of science, including Cambridge Scientific Minds (Cambridge University Press, 2000). The International Astronomical Union designated an asteroid as Mitton 4027 in recognition of the achievements of Simon and his wife Dr Jacqueline Mitton in popularising astronomy through book writing.

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