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  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • ISBN/ASIN: 0880299398
  • ISBN13: 9780880299398
  • Upload date: 4-05-2017, 14:47
  • Category: Physics

A collection of short essays by the famed Isaac Asimov providing opinion and insight on the past, present, and future.

Part I Past

1 Unity 7

2 The Scientist as Unbeliever 19

3 The Choking Grip 25

4 Human Mutations 29

5 The Hollow Earth 31

6 Poison! 35

7 Competition 39

8 Benjamin Franklin Changes the World 43

9 Fifty Years of Astronomy 47

10 The Myth of the Machine 53

Part II Present

11 The Perennial Fringe 65

12 The Case Against 'Star Wars' 69

13 Short Term Long Term 75

14 The Useful Ivory Tower 79

15 Do It First! 85

16 Popularizing Science 89

17 The Pace of Research 93

18 The Brain 97

19 Darwin and Natural Selection 101

20 Cool Light 107

21 Halley's Comet-Destination Space 113

22 Ice in Orbit 129

23 Looking for Our Neighbors 135

24 Life Is Wherever It Lands 139

25 Einstein's Theory of Relativity 145

26 What Is the Universe Made of? 151

27 Science and Science Fiction 157

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Part III Future

40 The Elevator Effect 221

41 2084 227

42 Society in the Future 233

43 Feminism for Survival 237

44 TV and the Race with Doom 241

45 The Next Seventy Years in the Courts 247

46 The Future of Costume 253

47 The Immortal Word 257

48 Liberty in the Next Century 263

49 The Villain in the Atmosphere 267

50 The New Learning 271

51 Technology, You, Your Family, and the Future 277

52 Should We Fear the Future? 281

53 Should We Fear the Computer? 287

54 Work Changes Its Meaning 293

55 Nuclear Dreams and Nightmares 299

56 The New Tools in Space 303

57 Living on the Moon, Part I 311

58 Living on the Moon, Part II 317

59 The Skies of Luna 323

60 The Solar System for Humanity 333

61 The Clinical Lab of the Future 339

62 The Hospital of the Future 343

63 Medicine from Space 347

64 Revising the Pattern 353

65 Putting Bacteria to Work 359

66 Fiddling with Genes 365

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