Far as the Human Eye Could See

Far as the Human Eye Could See

by Isaac Asimov
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
In the introduction to one of these 17 essays, Asimov writes: ``I am ready to discuss anything, however old hat it might seem to a reasonably sophisticated readership, simply because I am confident I can present it with an interesting slant.'' And so he can in his 23rd collection of essays, reprinted from issues of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction published between November 1984 and March 1986. Chemistry is the overall theme tying at least 13 of these pieces together. Asimov traces historically the chemical research which filled gaps in the periodic table, explains the biology of vitamins, discusses collisions between atomic particles taking place in the not-so-empty vacuum of outer space, and more. Suggested for public and high school popular science collections. Laurie Tynan, Huntingdon Cty. Lib., Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385235143
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1987
Pages:
216
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 20, 1920
Date of Death:
April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:
Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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