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The Road To Infinity

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published by Doubleday Books
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Kathy
Feb 02, 2008 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a better understanding of our physical world
A) Need to get more of Asimov's non-fiction. B) It's amazing to re-read something I originally read as a teenager and realize that it actually must have shaped my convictions somehow. His views on the question of "near-death" experiences is remarkably similar to mine and I'm wondering if that seed was planted when I first read this at age 16, growing with all of the other literature I've read on death, or if I just adopted the view at that point and then forgot about it -- because I literally ha ...more
Anthony Faber
Jun 28, 2017 Anthony Faber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
F&SF columns '76-'77. Mostly fun, though he gets a bit too bogged down with numbers at times.
Bob
Jun 15, 2015 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: math-engineering
Isaac Asimov had such a talent for explaining things. I read this in hopes of understanding Cantor's levels of infinity; instead, there was a marvelous explanation of logarithms. And on absolute zero.

I cannot say I gained any knowledge of infinity from this, but I learned several other things instead. Glad I read this!
Dan Harris
Sep 01, 2014 Dan Harris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The way asimov is able to explain intermediate and complex science, is as if he is sitting in the room with you explaining it. My advice would be to read slowly and truly let the information sink and, while simultaneously allowing your mind to envision & imagine the examples.
Kelly
Jun 22, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the best book I have EVER read this was the prelude to my experience to science-fiction which i have never veered from
Sarah
Nov 10, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Asimov is pure genius... and has a great sense of humor too!
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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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