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Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery

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Isaac Asimov's innovative exploration of the relationship between science and society over the past 4 million years. ...more
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published November 16th 1994 by Collins Reference (first published 1989)
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Eric Wells
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Asimov deftly assembles a chronological list of science and discovery starting way back in pre-history (fire and the wheel) to the 1989 present day. The types of entries I recall are machines like the printing press and airplanes or the discovery or individual elements. You won't only find the stereotypical inventions like I mentioned, but also things like the development of the Pythagorean Theorem, the building of the Lighthouse at Alexandria, the makings of black powder or the ever more accura ...more
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* Dünya tarihinin en önemli olaylarından ateş ve yazının icadından günümüze kadar olan dönemi kronolojik bir sırayla anlatırken, insanlık tarihine ışık tutan olayların perde arkasını ve toplumların birbiriyle olan etkileşimini akıcı ve sade bir dille anlatır. Uygarlık tarihinde ilk keşif ve icatların nasıl yapıldığı, kültürel, ekonomik toplumsal etkileri de göz ardı etmeden bilimsel gelişmelerin önemini anlatırken aynı zamanda uygarlığın gelişiminin bilim ve buluşlarla paralel yürüdüğünğn altını ...more
Alejandro Jaramillo
Una voluminosa exploración de los descubrimientos científicos desde hace 4000000 a. J.C. y completado hasta el año 2007. En él se resaltan de periodo a periodo y año en año los principales avances científicos, acompañado por pequeñas anotaciones que dan un trasfondo histórico de sucesos que estaban ocurriendo.
Adam
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great for any science geek like me.
⚔️Kelanth⚔️
Asimov non solo grande scrittore di fantascienza, ma anche grande saggista scientifico e anche scrittore di gialli da vero maestro, anche se molti non lo sanno.

Qui in veste di "catalogatore" e curatore di questo volumone di tutte le scoperte scientifiche da 4.000.000 anni fa, fino al 1988; peccato che poi sia scomparso, probabilmente adesso avremmo un volume due.

Seicento pagine fitte delle più importanti informazioni storico-cultural-scientifiche dell'umanità, con il suo stile inimitabile Asimov
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Hollis
Mar 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science
This is similar to the 'New Guide' but with more of an emphasis on the historical influences on science. Probably one of Asimov's best non-fiction books: useful as a reference book and also an enjoyable read. The only problem is that it only goes up to 1988 (it's 20 years old) but as I have said before, Asimov's clarity is perennial. ...more
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Probably the best historical reference book I have ever read. Asimov has the ability to make the most complex thing read easily and smoothly. Highly recommended
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The Good Doctor's chronological (duh!) outline of the major scientific discoveries and advances throughout human history. ...more
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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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