Home Is Where The Wind Blows: Chapters From A Cosmologists Life Fred Hoyle

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Home Is Where The Wind Blows: Chapters From A Cosmologists Life  by  Fred Hoyle

Home Is Where The Wind Blows: Chapters From A Cosmologists Life by Fred Hoyle
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In Home Is Where the Wind Blows, Sir Fred Hoyle, one of this centurys most eminent scientists and author of dozens of successful books, both fiction and nonfiction, offers a revealing and charming account of his life and work. Mathematician,MoreIn Home Is Where the Wind Blows, Sir Fred Hoyle, one of this centurys most eminent scientists and author of dozens of successful books, both fiction and nonfiction, offers a revealing and charming account of his life and work.

Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, cosmologist - Sir Fred is perhaps best known, in scientific circles, for his brilliant explanation of the origin of the elements from hydrogen nuclei in stars (a process known as nucleosynthesis) and for developing (with Sir Hermann Bondi and Thomas Gold) the elegant but controversial steady-state theory of the Universe (which assumes the continuous creation of matter).

In 1950, in the last of a series of radio lectures on astronomy that he delivered on the air for the BBC, Sir Fred coined the term Big Bang to characterize the competing expanding-Universe theory, which has since become the dominant paradigm. Ironically, the term has become a permanent addition to the language of cosmology. Sir Freds name has become well known to the general public because of his unusual ability to describe the ideas of science in a simple and accessible way.

In addition to his scientific work, he has written more than a dozen works of popular science (many of them widely translated) and more than a dozen works of science fiction (most of them in collaboration with his son, Geoffrey). In all his work, Sir Fred has shown himself to be ready and able to challenge established thinking. In the authors amusing and memorable account of his childhood in Home Is Where the Wind Blows, the reader will see how this came to be true.

Possessed since infancy with a strong streak of independence, he was encouraged by his parents, throughout his schoolyears, to trust his own judgment and to think for himself.



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