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The Scientific Legacy of Fred Hoyle
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Details

  • Page extent: 266 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.68 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 523.01
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QB36.H75 S35 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Hoyle, Fred,--Sir
    • Astronomy--History--20th century

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Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521824484 | ISBN-10: 0521824486)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published April 2005

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$144.00 (P)

Fred Hoyle made an impressive contribution to many important problems in astronomy. Based on a meeting held in recognition of his work, this book contains chapters by many of Hoyle's scientific collaborators. It concentrates on his scientific legacy, and examines the influence of his research on others as well as on advances in astronomy and cosmology. The wide-ranging collection of essays will interest researchers in astrophysics and cosmology, as well as professional historians of science.

Contents

Introduction M. Rees; 1. Fred Hoyle's major work in the context of astronomy and astrophysics today W. L. W. Sargent; 2. Sir Fred Hoyle and the theory of the synthesis of the elements D. Arnett; 3. Fred Hoyle: contributions to the theory of galaxy formation G. Efstathiou; 4. Highlights of Fred Hoyle's work on interstellar matter and star formation P. M. Solomon; 5. Accretion H. Bondi; 6. From dust to life C. Wickramasinghe; 7. Worlds without end or beginning J. D. Barrow; 8. Evolutionary cosmologies - then and now M. S. Longair; 9. Alternative ideas in cosmology J. N. Narlikar; 10. Red Giants - then and now J. Faulkner; 11. Modern alchemy: Fred Hoyle and element building by neutron capture E. M. Burbidge; 12. Concluding remarks G. Burbidge.

Review

"...astronomy and history of science buffs will find it hard to put down." Choice

Contributors

M. Rees, W. L. W. Sargent, D. Arnett, G. Efstathiou, P. M. Solomon, H. Bondi, C. Wickramasinghe, J. D. Barrow, M. S. Longair, J. N. Narlikar, J. Faulkner, E. M. Burbidge, G. Burbidge

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