WorldCat Identities

Wickramasinghe, Kamala

Works: 5 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 3,614 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Redactor
Classifications: QB36.W53, 520.922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kamala Wickramasinghe
A journey with Fred Hoyle : the search for cosmic life by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th-century science. A research programme which was started in 1962 on the carbonaceous nature of interstellar dust leads, over the next two decades, to developments that are continued in both Cambridge and Cardiff. These developments prompt Hoyle and the author to postulate the organic theory of cosmic dust (which is now generally accepted), and then to challenge one of the most cherished paradigms of contemporary science - the theory that life originated on Earth in a warm primordial soup."--Jacket
Where did we come from? : life of an astrobiologist by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of this book spans many stages of the life and scientific career of one of the foremost astrophysicists/astrobiologists of our times. Starting from his boyhood days, the book describes the author's scientific work over the past 50 years, the ground-breaking discoveries he had made, the controversies generated in the scientific community, and the gradual acceptance of his discoveries. Written in lucid non-technical language it captures the essence of the author's research at Cambridge, his lifelong collaborations with the legendary astronomer of the 20th century, Sir Fred Hoyle, the birth of the subject of astrobiology which they arguably "invented" in 1980, and his continuing ground-breaking research carried out while he was a Professor at Cardiff and later at Buckingham. The book traces the various influences that guided the author through his career, including that of his father who was a Cambridge Wrangler, and the profound influence of Buddhism in his early life. The author has published over 25 books and close to 300 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, over 60 of which were in the journal Nature
A journey with Fred Hoyle : the search for cosmic life by Chandra Wickramasinghe( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Journey with Fred Hoyle (2nd Edition) by Chandra Wickramasinghe( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Where Did We Come From? by Kamala Wickramasinghe( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A journey with Fred Hoyle : the search for cosmic life
English (40)