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Here are thirty-two science essays written for a variety of publications over a six year period and all updated. Interesting to look back, thirty-five years on, to the major challenges envisaged on how to deal with developments in outer space as well as on earth.
Paperback, 319 pages
Published March 1st 1983 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1973)
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Maria Lianou
Αυτό το βιβλίο με παίδεψε λίγο να το ολοκληρώσω, όμως άξιζε τον κόπο. Το δεύτερο μέρος το διάβασα με πολύ μεγαλύτερο ενδιαφέρον και κυρίως τα άρθρα που είχαν να κάνουν με τις γυναίκες αστροναύτες, τη διασκέδαση στο μέλλον, και τη σοβαρότητα που περικλείει η επιστημονική φαντασία ως λογοτεχνικό είδος. Τον Isaac Asimov τον γνώρισα και τον αγάπησα μέσα από τα βιβλία επιστημονικής φαντασίας που έγραψε, αλλά πλέον τον έχω μέσα στην καρδιά μου γιατί είναι από τους λίγους επιστήμονες (απ' όσους έχω δια ...more
David Meyer
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a group of essays Asimov put together in one place (my copy was published in 1973). The articles cover a wide span of scientific interests, but it's telling how many times Asimov brought up certain issues. One of his biggest concerns appeared to be the over-population of the Earth and of the U.S. to the point that he confidently states that by 1990 birth control will no longer have any moral issue attached to it and no government officials will take issue with it. Also included are sever ...more
David Haverstick
Yes most of the essays are dated, BUT one can recognize and appreciate the forward thinking of Dr. Asimov. I recommend reading “What Do You Call a Platypus” and “How Many Inches in a Mile.” They’re both good fun.
Evan
Nov 02, 2008 rated it it was ok
SF fans will enjoy the whiff of cigarette smoke and 60s optimism that wafts out of this little time capsule of non-fiction essays from Isaac Asimov. The weirdness of his thinking makes a few of the essays enjoyable for their content, but most of the pieces in this book are valuable as artifacts of the weird blend of groovy and button down that was pre-cyberpunk American SF in the 60s and 70s.
Christiana Hadji
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Μια συλλογή από πολύ ενδιαφέροντα άρθρα που έγραψε ο Ασήμοφ πάνω σε διάφορα επιστημονικά (και όχι μόνο) θέματα. Κάποια από αυτά "προβλέπουν" διάφορες τεχνολογικές εξελίξεις με αρκετή ακρίβεια, όπως π.χ. το διαδύκτιο και το κινητό τηλέφωνο.
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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 one of the most prolific writers 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 o
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