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Fred Hoyle

Astronomer, Physicist, Novelist (24-Jun-1915 — 20-Aug-2001)


Douglas Gough (editor). The Scientific Legacy of Fred Hoyle. Cambridge University Press. 2005. 249pp.

Jane Gregory. Fred Hoyle's universe. Oxford University Press. 2005. 406pp.

Fred Hoyle. The Small World of Fred Hoyle: An Autobiography. Joseph. 1986. 187pp.

Fred Hoyle. Home Is Where the Wind Blows: Chapters from a Cosmologist's Life. Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books. 1994. 443pp.

Simon Mitton. Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science. London: Aurum. 2005. Alternative title, Conflict in the Cosmos.

N.C. Wickramasinghe. A Journey with Fred Hoyle: The Search for Cosmic Life. World Scientific. 2005. 225pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

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  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.343)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.326)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.740)

  8. Contemporary Novelists (pp.636-39)

  9. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.686-87)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.488)

  11. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.713)

  12. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.533a)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.245)

  14. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.243)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.253)

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