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Asimov's New Guide to Science (Penguin Press Science) [Paperback]

Isaac Asimov
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27 May 1993 Penguin Press Science
Asimov tells the stories behind the science: the men and women who made the important discoveries and how they did it. Ranging from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he takes the most complex concepts and explains it in such a way that a first-time reader on the subject feels confident on his/her understanding.

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  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (27 May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140172130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140172133
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 287,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Isaac Asimov authored over 400 books in a career that lasted nearly 50 years. As a leading scientific writer, historian, and futurist, he covered a variety of subjects ranging from mathematics to humor, and won numerous awards for his work.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable 31 May 2004
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I bought for dipping into but I soon realised it was so readable that I started at the beginning and started reading it through. This can be read as a popular science book where you read it like a novel even though the title and the number of pages would lead you to think otherwise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Isaac Asimov's magnum opus 1 Jan 2002
This is a great book by Isaac Asimov, scientist and science fiction writer. Although the book is heavy at 880 pages; content is light. Isaac's enthusiasm for the subject crosses to the reader and makes for a very enjoyable read. Unfortunately as Isaac Asimov wrote in the book "Science will not stand still", written in 1984 it has dated a bit and I think it should be picked up by other scientists and updated for the new millennium. Although undeniably it is still a very good read. More people need to enjoy science and I think this book could do the job.
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Isaac Asimov is best known for his writing of fiction but this book demonstrated his deep understanding and love for the world of Science. In my late teens I found this book to be a very valuable asset, as well as helping me to understand everything better it is a joy to read and shows how science is a dynamic and fascinating subject where everything fits together into a much more amazing whole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Science can be objective 11 Jan 2010
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With the explosion of progress in the world of science in the twentieth century, one is hard put to read any book as enjoyable as Isaac Asimov's New Guide to Science. I have read it twice and have researched from it continually for over 20 years - it has become my Bible, so to speak.
Scientist are terribly susceptible to pride, rightfully so, but it is difficult for them to remain true to their profession of objectivity and humility (as was Robert Hooke, for example). Isaac Asimov will long remain one of our finest examples of the men of science in the twentieth century.
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