Going On from Observation

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Science  13 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5724, pp. 956-957
DOI: 10.1126/science.1111602

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Conflict in the Cosmos. Fred Hoyle's Life in Science. By Simon Mitton. Joseph Henry, Washington, DC, 2005. 398 pp. $27.95, C$37.95. ISBN 0-309-09313-9.

Fred Hoyle A Life in Science. Aurum, London, 2005. 320 pp. £18.99. ISBN 1-85410-961-8.

In this biography of one of the most famous and controversial astronomers of the 20th century, the author recounts the clashes between Hoyle and his critics along with the underlying science.