Limit search to available items
Book Cover
E-book
Author Gregory, Jane, 1962-

Title Fred Hoyle's universe / Jane Gregory
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription Collection    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  

Copies

Description 1 online resource (x, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Coming to light -- Hut no. 2 -- Into the limelight -- New world -- Under fire -- New genesis -- Eclipsed -- Fighting for space -- Storm clouds -- 'Dear Mr. Hogg' -- His institute -- The end of the beginning -- The astronomer Hoyle -- The beginning of the end -- On the loose -- Apocalyptic visions -- Evolution on trial -- A new cosmology
Summary Fred Hoyle was a down-to-earth, argumentative Yorkshireman who became the voice of British astronomy. For fifty years, he spoke out for astronomy in the newspapers, on government committees, at scientific meetings, in popular books and on the radio. He devised the steady-state theory of the universe and worked out how the elements are formed in the nuclei of stars. He also founded a prestigious institute, led the project to build a giant telescope and, if it rained on his summer. holiday, he sat in his caravan and wrote science fiction novels for his legions of fans around the world. This book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-391) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001.
Astronomers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Communication in science -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005279804
ISBN 019151358X (electronic bk.)
9780191513589 (electronic bk.)