Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6, , was a great loss to the world of literary science and freethought. The prolific author’s vision is unmatched. Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6, , was a great loss to literature, science, and freethought. The vision of one of America’s most prolific authors is unmatched. Read the full-text online edition of The Roving Mind (). Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6, , was a great loss to literature, science, and freethought.

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This collection of essays is wide-ranging, reflecting Asimov’s extraordinary skill in disseminating knowledge from a Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6,was a great loss to the world of literary science and freethought.

Asimov demonstrates his extraordinary skill at disseminating knowledge from across the scientific disciplines as his “roving mind” ranges from the polemical to the persuasive, from the speculative to the realistic.

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The prolific author’s vision is unmatched today, and his pointed honesty shines through in The Roving Mind, now reissued in this special tribute edition. I am willing to read just about anything Asimov wrote. Isaac’s clear and simple writing on various subjects scientific and political in these essays is always welcome reading. When I was a teen I read his hundredth book: Mjnd are also thoughts on his style of writing, stories about his personal life, and recollections of family history–all written in the clear and elegant prose for which Asimov was noted.

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Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space. Review “Want to encourage your offspring to pursue a career in science?

As a long-time Asimov isaaac science fiction fan, I was extremely pleased to find this collection of brief essays on important science topics — such as creationism versus evolution, the completely unnecessary tension between the pure and applied sciences, the importance of science education for creating an informed electorate — that had been published years ago in a wide variety of publications to which I had not subscribed. In a lighter tone, Asimov includes several personal stories from his life including thoughts on his style of writing and memories of family in younger days.

Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6,was a great loss to literature, science, and freethought. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Brad Guy rated it liked it Jan 01, Each time I pick up a book written by Asimov I regret that I did not find him sooner. The Good Doctor gives his opinion on a variety of science-related topics from debunking pseudo-science to forecasting future scientific advances. I’ve also read The Last Question.

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Read more Read less. Account Options Sign in. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to read Asimov’s speculations, and to see that many of them have turned out to be true. As a long-time Asimov robot science fiction fan, Adimov was extremely pleased to find this collection of brief essays on important science topics — such as creationism versus evolution, the completely unnecessary tension between the pure and applied sciences, the importance of science education for creating an informed electorate — that had been published years ago in a wide variety of publications to which I had not subscribed.

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There are also thoughts on his style of writing, stories about his personal life, and recollections of family history – all written in the clear and elegant prose for which Asimov was noted. Asimov’s Chronology of the World: With tributes by Arthur C. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

But i wish that i had this yet to read. Asimov is the man who said: Showing of 22 reviews. I enjoyed the contributions by the other noteworthy men of science at the beginning of this book. Dec 18, Tassos rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But, stop for a minute and think about that — books! Asimov is the man who said: Write a customer review.

The book is a collection of articles published over a 15 year span and covering a wide range of topics including Religion, Science, Population, the Future and some personal stories.