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Home is Where the Wind Blows: Chapters from a Cosmologist's Life

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In Home Is Where the Wind Blows, Sir Fred Hoyle, one of this century's 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 ...more
Hardcover, 443 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by University Science Books (first published April 26th 1994)
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Manny
Mar 29, 2014 Manny rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People interested in science and insanity
If you know something about Fred Hoyle, this book, the autobiography he published when he was 79, is a terrifying piece of writing. Hoyle was a great scientist who was responsible for at least one absolutely first-rate piece of work, the explanation of how the various chemical elements are formed in stars. ("We are all stardust"). He was also a talented author, whose popular science books inspired a generation of younger researchers, and an all-round supersmart guy. The first two thirds of this ...more
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Fred's been my companion at breakfast so often this year that I suppose I shouldn't be surprised Manny's been a bit testy at times. I expect that question's been at the back of his mind 'If he's here for breakfast, where was he last night?' In fact I haven't taken Fred to bed, not once. It hasn't been a question of primness, loyalty or even the bed not being big enough for the three of us.

It's more Fred's unflagging enthusiasm, energy and opinionated observations of everything, bombarding the re
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OLiver K.
Oct 04, 2015 OLiver K. rated it it was amazing
On pages 153-154 of his 1994 autobiography, "Home Is Where the Wind Blows", does Sir Fred Hoyle BLOW THE COVER ON THE BIGGEST LIE in "STALIN'S SCIENCE?"

http://www.researchgate.net/publicati...

1. Without any new data and without any discussion or debate, Fred Hoyle reports on pages 153-154 of his 1994 autobiography, "Home Is Where the Wind Blows", that mainstream opinions on the internal composition of the Sun were unanimously changed changed from:

_ a.) Mostly iron (Fe) in 1945 to

_ b.) Mostly hyd
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Professor Sir Fred Hoyle was one of the most distinguished, creative, and controversial scientists of the twentieth century. He was a Fellow of St John’s College (1939-1972, Honorary Fellow 1973-2001), was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1957, held the Plumian Chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy (1958-1972), established the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge (now ...more
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