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Riassunto: One of this century's most eminent scientist offers a revealing and charming account of his life and work. Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, cosmologist and originator of the term the 'Big Bang'-Sir Fred has always been ready and able to challenge established thinking.
From Kirkus Reviews: Hoyle (The Intelligent Universe, 1983, etc.) is never dull. You may disagree with his latest theories; you may take issue with his interpretation of past events; but he is ever the lively protagonist here, telling the story of a life in which he has seen much of the world and discoursed with the prime movers of science. As if to underscore that the child is father to the man, Hoyle begins his story with details of growing up poor in rural Yorkshire and how he did his best to avoid school while at the same time teaching himself to read and do arithmetic. In due course he won scholarships that eventually led to Cambridge, where he stayed for 39 years, accumulating wonderful stories and numerous colleagues who were the movers and shakers of 20th-century theoretical physics. Hoyle describes the chain of events that led to his major contributions in nucleosynthesis--how the elements are formed in stars and supernovas. He also provides details of his radar work in WW II and later snippets about his mathematical creativity, but these are rather compressed in relation to the life. Hoyle eventually resigned from the chair in astronomy he held because of a dispute that had become a bureaucratic nightmare. By this time the reader is well prepared for the backbiting and partisanship that make government science and academic politics anything but genteel and impartial, and Hoyle is ever ready to tell it like it is. He reserves for a final chapter his cosmology theory, which is no surprise: Down with the Big Bang and up with the continuous creation, with the universe perhaps as the manifestation of God. For readers of Hoyle's science fiction, there is an echo of Consciousness and the Black Cloud about it all...and just as controversial. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: Home Is Where the Wind Blows : Chapters from...
Casa editrice: Oxford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Previously water damaged, slight waving to the page edges. Light soiling to page edges. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007096369
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002873431
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria 2878374
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Size: 6.1 x 9.2 inches. 458 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Science & Math; Astronomy & Space Science; Cosmology; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0198500602. ISBN/EAN: 9780198500605. Dewey Code: 520.092. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 68834. Codice libro della libreria 68834
Descrizione libro Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. "Mathematician, physicist, astromoner, cosmologist - Sir Fred is perhaps best known for his brilliant explanation of the origin of the elements from hydrogen nuclei in stars, and for developing (with Sir Hemann Bondi and Thomas Gold) the elegant but controversial steady-state theory of the Universe. He coined the phrase 'Big Bang' to characterize the competing expanding-Universe theory, which ironically has gone on to become the dominant paradigm." Pp.xiv/443, 9 maps and 24 black & white photo illustrations. Paperback. VG. Codice libro della libreria 41479
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Codice libro della libreria 007767
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0198500602 xiii, 443 pp. Softcover. Autobiography of Sir Fred Hoyle. Very light wear to edges of cover, otherwise in like new condition. All pages clean and free of markings. VG+ to like new. Codice libro della libreria SKU1000748