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  • Title: Asimov on Physics
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780380418480
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Mass Market

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy.Asimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime Asimov s most famous work is the Foundation Series his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified future history for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.Most of Asimov s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and Discovery.Asimov was a long time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly he described some members of that organization as brain proud and aggressive about their IQs He took joy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov 2007, November 29 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 21 50, November 29, 2007, from enpedia wiki Isaac_As

Comments Asimov on Physics

  • Megargee

    In the 1950s and 1960s, Isaac Asimov, one of our foremost writers of science fiction, published a monthly column on scientific subjects of his choosing in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science. In the 1970s, 10 to 20 years after their initial publication, he gathered together articles pertaining to various disciplines and published them in book form, updating them as needed through footnotes. Previous volumes in this series include Asimov on Astronomy and Asimov on Chemistry This volume, Asimov on [...]

  • Anthony Faber

    As I said in my review of "Asimov on Chemistry", his first 5 collections of science articles from F&SF were being taken out of print in hardcover and they replaced them with these books that sorted those articles by subject (e.g. which science they're about). I don't have a problem with rereading or skipping essays that I've read, so I enjoyed this.

  • Dan Shuman

    Asimov's brilliance at relating both the profound and the obscure concepts characterizing physics through the ages made this an incredibly enjoyable read that I finished very quickly. The fascination stirred by his writing was more than enough to help me overlook the occasional cavalier way in which he describes some concepts (for example, mass and weight), his use of the cgs unit system (for which he can be forgiven, as an artifact of the times), and the occasional flagrantly sexist offhand ane [...]

  • David Kelly

    This book is a collection of science essays originally published in F&SF magazine in the 1950s and 60s. Although a little dated the articles are a great way to get to grips with some of the fundamentals of science, physics and offer an insight into the history of science.Asimov's warm and approachable style make reading this a delightful experience far from the more usual humdrum science texts and each article is interlaced with humor and insights into Asimov's life. Definitely worth a read [...]

  • Paul

    My first non-fiction book by Asimov. Very well written, and accessible to people of all ages. It contains several "lessons" in physics, each one presented with a comprehensive historical background. These books stimulated my curiosity about science when I was a teenager, and gave me an excellent primer for more advanced study later in college.

  • Ken Ficara

    Asimov on Physics by Isaac Asimov (1987)

  • Jeff S

    Excellent read, a bit slow at first, but it got very interesting. I'd recommend reading it in pieces because it is rather dry at points.

  • Avi

    Just a collection of previously-printed and collected science essays. Kind of disappointing, although the updated footnotes were occasionally interesting.

  • Daniel

    The very best.

  • Hunchback Jack

    An excellent collection of essays. Although not a comprehensive treatment of the subject, Asimov make physics interesting and easy to understand.

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