The Relativity of Wrong

The Relativity of Wrong

by Isaac Asimov
     
 

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Sparkling with charm and the legendary Asimov wit, this remarkable collection of 17 essays delivers a delightful potpourri of chemical conundrums, galactic puzzles, and awesome astronomical anomalies. "(Asimov is) as formidable and readable as ever."--Kirkus Reviews.

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Sparkling with charm and the legendary Asimov wit, this remarkable collection of 17 essays delivers a delightful potpourri of chemical conundrums, galactic puzzles, and awesome astronomical anomalies. "(Asimov is) as formidable and readable as ever."--Kirkus Reviews.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This volume from the vastly prolific Asimov is a collection of his nonfiction monthly essays in the 1986-87 issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction , for which he has been writing since 1958. Except for the title piece, which deals with the degree of correctness of modern science in general, all the chapters are on chemical or astronomical subjects such as carbon-14 or the size of Pluto. Several selections have been updated where very recent scientific developments have made it necessary. As usual, Asimov writes with enthusiasm and a distinctive skill for explaining fairly abstruse topics to lay readers without making major errors of oversimplification. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575660080
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.78(d)

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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