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Category: Astronomy and Space Science
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Author: Isaac; Isaac Asimov Asimov
ISBN: 0140212124
ISBN13: 978-0140212129
Language: English
Publisher: Pelican Books/Penguin Books, Ltd.; New Ed edition (1971)
Pages: 416
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Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science.

Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/; c. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

A list of Isaac Asimov's 506 books arranged by his own categories as in his autobiographies, though later books have been added. 1 Pebble in the Sky (Doubleday 1950). 4 Foundation (Gnome Press 1951). 5 David Starr, Space Ranger (Doubleday 1952). 6 Foundation and Empire (Gnome Press 1952). 7 The Currents of Space (Doubleday 1952). 9 Second Foundation (Gnome Press 1953). 10 Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (Doubleday 1953).

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Actions & Adventure, History & Fiction.

Подписчиков: 6 ты. себе: Writer and biochemistry doctor

Подписчиков: 6 ты. себе: Writer and biochemistry doctor. Author of I, Robot, Foundation, Bicentennial Man and other 500 books.

Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. Isaac Asimov was born in Russia in 1920 and grew up in the USA. His fantastic career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the appearence of a short story 'Marooned Off Vesta', in Amazing Stories. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior.

com's Isaac Asimov Author Page. Asimov wrote hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he 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. The Galactic Empire novels are explicitly set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series.

Isaac Asimov’s prophetic play and Adam Rutherford’s The Rise of the Robots revealed that our fear of machines is nothing ne. Jiyon: ‘Asimov’s tales are very gripping and fast-paced’.

Isaac Asimov’s prophetic play and Adam Rutherford’s The Rise of the Robots revealed that our fear of machines is nothing new. Published: 12 Feb 2017. The week in radio: The Rise of the Robots; I, Robot; In Our Time: John Clare. Published: 30 Jun 2016. Damien Walter's weird things When AI rules the world: what SF novels tell us about our future overlords.

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Comments to eBook The Universe (Pelican) Asimov, Isaac
MrDog
Author Isaac Asimov is beloved for some of the most iconic science fiction ever. But he also had a gift for presenting difficult topics in a way that simplified them sufficiently to become accessible to the uninitiated. Such is the case with "Universe", where some of the most difficult concepts in celestial mechanics are made plain by Asimov's gift for teaching.
With luck, humankind will take a greater interest in the cosmos in the 21st century. Professor Stephen Hawking has predicted extinction for our human species unless we can accelerate our desire to reach other planets. It would help if all earthlings took a more serious look toward the stars.
"Universe" makes clear not only the history of our understanding of the cosmos and why it makes sense, he also tackles and successfully explicates some of the more difficult concepts to apprehend like quasars, star explosions, and black holes. Yes, this book is a couple of decades old, and therefore already somewhat "behind", but anyone interested in catching up in a hurry really ought to read this book first.
Prorahun
This is a fantastic read from a truly great author. Things have advanced a bit since it was published, but it gives great explanations for how we arrived at the concept of the universe that we have. By the way, I read it almost 40 years ago, and have been searching for it for years now. That's what an impression it made!
Thank you Amazon!
Bludsong
This old book came and it is in a decent state as it was stated. It has been my favourite book when I was a schoolboy some 20 years ago, and since then I always may only thank Isaac Asimov for all the books that I was fortunate to read (and there were many!)
Kaghma
One of the best books I've read in the last decade, truly mind opening!
Vikus
I read this terrific 302 page book several years ago and assumed I had reviewed it.

I doubt there has never been a writer whom I have been more enthralled by than Isaac Asimov. Sure, I also greatly enjoy Stephen King, especially when he writes nonfiction. But Asimov is on a whole different level.

Okay, you say, but why is The Universe From Flat Earth to Quasar rated as five stars?

Because this is more than a mere astronomy book. It is a history displaying how early man came to grapple with the reality, insofar as we can get our head around the issue, that we term, the universe. Early man, and even medieval man, and even some folks yet among us, knew, or knows, the Earth is flat and is the center of the universe.

Further, I know a few engineers who remain convinced that man has existed, heck, the universe has existed for not more than approximately 6,000 or 7,000 years.

Yet, tell them this planet or that planet is 300 Million light years away and they will not object. They will agree that the light reaching Earth today began its journey 300 million years ago without realizing they are agreeing that the universe must have come into existence AT LEAST 300 million years ago. Otherwise, that light could not have begun such an awesome journey.

Anyway, Asimov goes on to discuss our solar system, the stars, the galaxy (and it's size) plus so much more.

My favorite chapter is five. The size of the Galaxy, especially the dialogue starting on page 82, wherein Asimov writes of the opinion that the sun is some 30 to 32,000 light years from the center, and that it takes some 230 million years to orbit the center of the galaxy, or that 90 % of all matter is in the center.

I'm going to be reading this treasure again soon. It makes for better reading than most science fiction, even Asimov's!

I hope I've explained well just why I love this book. As readers might deduce, it is a challenge for me to identify those specific traits in Asimov's writing that grab me. What I mean is this, though. His ideas force me to journey into thoughts that I'd never have had, had I not stumbled across his brilliant, fact-based prose.

Which leads me to state, Isaac Asimov's The Universe from Flat Earth to Quasar is likely the most intriguing, most well-written astronomy introduction ever published.
Uscavel
Here is an old book (1966) that is still worth reading, for the most part. The first third is absolutely rock solid and informative for anyone interested in how we know what we know about the universe.

The second third gets into a little too much detail, in my opinion, about, for example, the various classifications and properties of stars. The last third shows the age of the book and is hopelessly dated and obsolete. There is simply too much new information out there today to say this third is anything more than a historical curiosity.

Asimov is a logical thinker and good writer.
AGAD
"The Universe from Flat Earth To Quasar" is a rather outdated book by now, but it was one of the formative and most exciting books of my childhood. Asimov's description of the development of cosmology, from the ancient Greeks up until the mid 1960s, captivate me as a child, and I even remember exciting passages in (for example, about colliding galaxies) to members of my family. It still remains to this day my favorite book on this history of cosmology.

I would love to see someone write an updated version of the book (perhaps I will try this myself), one that incorporated modern ideas such as inflation, string theory, the microwave background radiation left over from the Big Bang and the modern concept of sub-atomic particles. I would still recommend to anyone interested in the subject, even though it is not up to date from developments of the mid 1960's onward.
For anyone at all interested in astronomy, this book is a must-read. Asimov outlines the process by which man built up his astronomy starting in ancient times and moving right up through the present (when this book was published - the late 60s, I believe). It describes all the observations and measurments make to figure out everything from the size of the earth to the size of the galaxy, to the number of stars in the galaxy, to the distance of far-away galaxies. He writes it in such a way that anyone, regardless of your level of math, could say, "Wow! If I only had the data, I could figure that out!" Unfortunately, this book stops in the 60s, so, towards the end, I knew more about some things than he did. However, up until then, this is truly a fascinating read.
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