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The Origin of Life.

By: HOYLE, Fred and WICKRAMASINGHE, Chandra.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cardiff: University College Cardiff Press, 1980. 0906449235:

Seller ID: 41458

ISBN: 0906449235


1st edition. Essay with a central theme of "Could life have emerged from non-living matter here on the Earth?" With the conclusion: "Life, with its extraordinary sublety of design and its exceedingly intricate complexity, could only have evolved on a scale that transcends the size of our planet, the size of the solar system, even perhaps the size of the entire galaxy." Pp.18. Paperback, minor edge wear with slight sunning to spine edge. Scarce. G+. View more info

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Living Comets.

By: HOYLE, Fred and WICKRAMASINGHE, Chandra.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Cardiff: University College Cardiff Press, 1985. 0906449790:

Seller ID: 41464

ISBN: 0906449790


1st edition. "The authors interpret the latest[sic] observational data on comets to debunk the usual theory that comets are icy snow balls. All the evidence now points to an organic composition of comets. This book develops the organic comets thesis and further explores the theory that comets carry living micro-organisms to the Earth." Pp.133, 37 figure illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

Evolution From Space.

By: HOYLE, Fred.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cardiff: University College Cardiff Press, 1982. 0906449383:

Seller ID: 41452

ISBN: 0906449383


1st edition. The Omni Lecture delivered at the Royal Institution, London on 12 January 1982. Pp.30, 6 figure illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

The Anglo-Australian Telescope.

By: HOYLE, Fred.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cardiff: University College Cardiff Press, 1982. 0906449332:

Seller ID: 41454

ISBN: 0906449332


1st edition. Outlines the history and politics (from Hoyle's viewpoint) of the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Mountain. Pp.27. Paperback. VG. View more info

The Relation of Biology to Astronomy.

By: HOYLE, Fred.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cardiff: University College Cardiff Press, 1980. 0906449200:

Seller ID: 41457

ISBN: 0906449200


1st edition. "Microbiology may be said to have had its beginnings in the nineteen-forties. A new world of the most astonishing complexity began then to be revealed. In retrospect I find it remarkable that microbiologists did not at once recognize that the world into which they had penetrated had of necessity to be of a cosmic order. I suspect that the cosmic quality of microbiology will seem as obvious to future generations as the Sun being the centre of our solar system seems to the present generation." Pp.25, 14 black & white figure illustrations. Paperback. Scarce. VG. View more info

Astronomy for O Level. (Revised edition).

By: MOORE, Patrick.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Duckworth, 1979. 0715607316:

Seller ID: 41599

ISBN: 0715607316


3red edition. "In addition to the basic information on sun, moon, stars, planets, time and space, the author finds room for a short history of astronomy, for separate chapters on telescopes, gravitation and satellites, for an appendix on the various practical projects which are demanded as part of the G.C.E. exam and for questions at the end of each relevant chapter. There are nearly 100 line drawings in the text, all specially drawn for this book by David Hardy." Pp.216, slight toning to pages. Paperback, scuff to rear cover. G+. View more info

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Astrophysics of the Sun.

By: ZIRIN, Harold.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. 0521316073:

Seller ID: 41465

ISBN: 0521316073


"Reflecting the twenty years of progress in the study of our nearest star since the first edition, Professor Zirin presents a lucid account of solar astronomy. ...The emphasis is always on the physical, rather than mathematical aspects of the subject..." 24.5cms x 19cms. Pp.x/433, black & white photos and figure illustrations throughout. Paperback. A heavy volume (approx.1.3kg) which may cost extra to send outside the UK. VG. View more info