One of this century's most eminent scientist offers a revealing and charming account of his life and work. Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, cosmologist and originator of the term the 'Big Bang'-Sir Fred has always been ready and able to challenge established thinking.
"A compelling, beautifully written, and rollicking good
read it is... All working astronomers and others seeking rich and
controversial insights should read this book."
"Above all, a charming autobiography."
---Sky & Telescope
"No one should go without this book who wants a whiff
of the excitement that can come from telling friend from foe,
doing science, struggling with great questions, seeing how the
---John Archibald Wheeler, Princeton
"Hoyle blazes bright, as human being and
"Every astronomer will want to read this
those who do will be well rewarded."
Translated into Polish.