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The Resource Of men and galaxies, by Fred Hoyle

Of men and galaxies, by Fred Hoyle

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Of men and galaxies
Title
Of men and galaxies
Statement of responsibility
by Fred Hoyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"British mathematician and astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) coined the phrase "big bang theory" to describe the currently accepted explanation of the beginning of the universe. Hoyle's work centered on the origins of stars and on the elements within stars. To the general public, he was known more as a prolific writer of popular science books, in which he offered his ideas on the nature of our expansive and fascinating cosmos. In this compilation of popular lectures delivered in 1964, Hoyle comments on the nature of the scientific enterprise, delivers his view of life on Earth from the perspective of astronomy, and speculates about the future." "Among the ideas discussed in this book is Hoyle's suggestion that "the emergence of intelligent life is not a meaningless accident." In conclusion, he conjectures that contact with more advanced civilizations may prove vital to learning how to address the most daunting problems of life on Earth, such as avoiding nuclear war and managing the global stresses of population explosion."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoyle, Fred
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.H8817 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great minds series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Astronomy
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Astronomy
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Science
  • Science
Label
Of men and galaxies, by Fred Hoyle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57557773
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
70 pages
Isbn
9781591022893
Lccn
2005001755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)57557773
Label
Of men and galaxies, by Fred Hoyle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57557773
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
70 pages
Isbn
9781591022893
Lccn
2005001755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)57557773

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