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X Stands for Unknown

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Gli Asimoviani sono creature di Asimov: senza scherzi, vengono così chiamati i milioni di lettori che ogni mese, puntualmente, seguono gli articoli che Isaac Asimov pubblica sul Magazine of F & SF.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1985 by Avon Books (first published June 1983)
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This book is a hard-sell. Non-fiction, sciency stuff. If you are still reading...then maybe you should give this book a try! If "Non-fiction, sciency stuff" doesn't totally scare you away, you would get a lot out of this. If you like reading Popular Science, or even National Geographic, read on...

'X' Stands for Unknowns is broken up into 5 sections (this is not to mention the introduction section which completely blew my mind! Issac Asimov is not just one of the world's greatest science fiction
Jun 04, 2007 Rob rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Intelligent readers interested in general science
Isaac Asimov is best known as a science fiction author, yet nonetheless wrote far more about true science—hundreds of books, in fact. Over several decades Asimov wrote a monthly science column for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Many of these essays were later published in paperback form as collections.

Asimov was one of the all-time greatest explainers of science. He generally wrote for an intelligent audience of non-scientists, and so he usually started at the very beginning and bu
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This book is brilliant, I've been never interested in science but this is BLOW-MINDING. It is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays,my favorite was Chemistry.
My story with the book is; I had a mathematical research so I went to University’s library and found it, I was fascinated with everything. I thought it will be a good idea since the science wasn't my thing. I wanted to give it a try on something I was surely I won't like. I borrowed it for two week and it was amazing, sadly
Some nice essays on a variety of scientific subjects: the physics essays concentrate on electromagnetic radiation whilst those on chemistry discuss silicon and carbon. The last two essays contain well-needed attacks on creationism and astrology: sometimes I wish that Asimov was still around today so he could go on one of those silly religious ''debating'' programs and teach the zealots a lesson or two.
A collection of Asmiov's science articles.
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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 the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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