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Note on Technical Terms
Our Wider Heritage
Myths, Miracles & the Origins of Life
Evolution in Action
Life Cells
Life Chemicals
The World of Atoms
The Stars are Formed
The Gas between the Stars
From Interstellar Gas to Dust
The Beginnings of Biochemistry
Meteorite Clues
The Birth of the Solar System
First Days on Earth
Exploring Nearby P
Published 1979 by Sphere Books (first published May 1st 1978)
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Thursdays are drinking days, a number of us gathering at Cunneen's Tavern regularly. The Thursday before last a science-inclined friend came by and I mentioned that I'd just read Asimov's book on comets. This led to a discussion wherein he mentioned that all of Earth's water may have come from the hypothetical Oort Cloud. I expressed some doubt at this proposition but decided to pursue the idea by checking out what the famous panspermian, Fred Hoyle, had to say in this book that's been laying ...more
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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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