Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 400 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas. Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades, until he died, at the age of 72, in April 1992.
Understanding Physics (3 Volumes in 1)by Isaac Asimov
While many of us understand complex theories of criticism or finance, we cannot explain why the lights go on when we flick a switch or how a radio works. In this reader-friendly, unabridged edition of three of his best-selling books, renowned science writer Isaac Asimov demystifies physics, teaching the fundamentals in a manner easily understood by lay people.
Including the complete text of Motion, Sound and Heat, Light, Magnetism and Electricity, and The Electron, Proton and Neutron, this volume will guide you through the evolution of physics from its early Greek beginnings up to the modern theories of the creation of time, space and matter.
Each volume relates the tale of the human quest through the ages for answers to the fundamental questions of how the universe works. Told in its historical context, this quest for knowledge is a story of high drama and uncommon valor, when men put their very lives on the line for the sake of scientific truth. 768pp. Originally published in 3 volumes.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- January 20, 1920
- Date of Death:
- April 6, 1992
- Place of Birth:
- Petrovichi, Russia
- Place of Death:
- New York, New York
- Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've read parts of this book and thought it was very enjoyable. The part about E=mc^2 was easy to follow and it seemed to me anyone with an understanding of basic algebra would understand the logic. Asimov was the man!
I recommend this book for any one who likes to browse scientific inquiries, snipits of detail in logic form .
this is a good book for all you dumb dumbs out there that know nothing about physics.
This book is a classic science book from a classic science writer. Asmiov presents the basics of Physics that will give you the foundation you need to know about the physical world you live in. Many think Physics and complicated go hand in hand, but this book makes Physics easy to understand. Take it from me, a 16 year old Highschool Student. Even I understood it. If you do not know Physics, you are cheating yourself. Read this one!
This is a very intersting book. It tells us about physics more than any of the other books of the same kind. You don't need to read any other book before reading this. Even a 11 year old kid would read and understand it