The Relativity of Wrong

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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.

When is right wrong . . . and vice versa? Find out in this collection of chemical conundrums, galactic puzzles, and astronomical anomalies. From the center of the human brain to the outer reaches of the ...

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Overview

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.

When is right wrong . . . and vice versa? Find out in this collection of chemical conundrums, galactic puzzles, and astronomical anomalies. From the center of the human brain to the outer reaches of the universe, Asimov delights readers with his wit and charm.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575660080
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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.

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To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

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

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