Asimov's New Guide to Science

Asimov s New Guide to Science Asimov tells the stories behind the science the men and women who made the important discoveries and how they did it Ranging from Galilei Achimedes Newton and Einstein he takes the most complex con

  • Title: Asimov's New Guide to Science
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780140172133
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Asimov tells the stories behind the science the men and women who made the important discoveries and how they did it Ranging from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he takes the most complex concepts and explains it in such a way that a first time reader on the subject feels confident on his her understanding.

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    1. I was a biological secret weapon, or, what did you do in the Cold War Daddy?It occurred to me yesterday that, while still a teen, I acted as a guinea-pig in two large social engineering experiments. One of them started when I was about 14, and was concerned with chess. Paul was asking the other day, apropos a Kasparov review, what would have happened if other countries had tried to organise a chess infrastructure similar to the one the Soviet Union built up, and systematically nurtured young tal [...]

    2. I had previously avoided Asimov's non-fiction books because he never seems to be mentioned in popular science circles: I assumed that his science was of the ''dumbed-down'' variety. How wrong I was. This book takes a grand Asimovian sweep across the entire world of science and covers every area: no book I have ever read has communicated so vividly the wonder of science as a whole and not simply an area of it such as chemistry or biology. I don't know how many times I found myself thinking ''ah, [...]

    3. As a grown up science kid this book was like catnip to me. Asimov fans will clearly recognize the clear, straightforward prose that characterized most of his fiction and virtually all of his non-fiction. I read Volume One of the original 1960 edition of this two-volume work - which covers the "hard" sciences - Chemisry, Physics, Astronomy, etc. I was astonished at how well the Good Doctor wove a historical narrative for each discipline - later chapters made frequent reference to earlier ones. I [...]

    4. This is, quite possibly, the best history of science ever written. I would recommend the hard cover (1984) edition if you can find it, as the paperback edition that is still in print has slightly fewer pages. I'm not sure if this means it is missing something or not. In any case, the book is a very thorough history of science up to about 1980, with an extensive biographical index and a subject index. I refer back to it all the time when preparing my lectures. The coverage is by subject rather th [...]

    5. First of all, this title is hilarious, for the reason that it this fourth edition was written in 1984. So the "New" Guide to Science is 30 years old now. Unfortunately, it was the last one he wrote, and so the one I have to utilize for my review. This is not a book meant to be read cover-to-cover. Let me set that out there straightaway, for anyone who thinks this may be an interesting read. It's nearly 900 pages covering approximately 17 major areas of science, and about 100 subcategories. Asimo [...]

    6. This book deserves 4 or 5 stars for it's depth and range. I'm only giving it 3 because it's dated. Published in 1984, this is the 4th version of a book which started life in 1960 as "The Intelligent Man's (sic) Guide to Science". Also I personally would deduct a star because I'm not that intelligent! The style is quite readable but the subject matter can get hard going at times. That's hardly Isaac Asimov's fault. Nevertheless, When I read it many years ago I did read it straight through - can't [...]

    7. In addition to being a legendary science-fiction writer, Isaac Asimov is one of the most successful science popularizers of all time, and this book demonstrates why. In it, he delivers a comprehensive, well-organized, well-written survey of the known sciences as of the time of publication. But, since that time was over twenty years ago, is his book still worth reading today? Of course, it is! This is because Asimov takes a historical approach, first explaining the initial questions that puzzled [...]

    8. I'm on page 50 and I've learned about the Parallax theory which states the distance between stars. I also learned that in the universe there is a center not literaly the center but where the main rotation is which is called the galactic center and in this there are globular lusters meaning pack of stars and they determine there rotation speed by the galactic center meaning its rotation compared to the stars. Finding the velocity of an eliptical stars orbit by the Dopplers theory is called radial [...]

    9. In addition to being a legendary science-fiction writer, Isaac Asimov is one of the most successful science popularizers of all time, and this book demonstrates why. In it, he delivers a comprehensive, well-organized, well-written survey of the known sciences as of the time of publication. But, since that time was over twenty years ago, is his book still worth reading today? Of course, it is! This is because Asimov takes a historical approach, first explaining the initial questions that puzzled [...]

    10. Es increíble para tenerlo en tu biblioteca como libro esencial.Para aquellos fanáticos a la ciencia, este es el libro perfecto para comprender cada uno de los fenómenos que rodean nuestra vida.Vale realmente tenerlo para estarlo estudiando, e incluso como enciclopedia científica sería de gran ayuda ya que es fácil de comprender.Isaac Asimov tiene una manera única de explicar lo que ocurre a nuestro alrededor y las razones, además de explicarnos brevemente a través de sus páginas un poc [...]

    11. Although it is now dated this is still an excellent book about the history of science. Covering the major branches, it attempts to bring the average layperson up to our current scientific understandings. Asimov wanted to write sequels to this book every so often so that it would keep abreast, but unfortunately, he passed away. This book is one of the reasons that I truly miss this author.The closest book I have found to this one is "A History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson (also recommende [...]

    12. Dr Asimov wrote this book as a way for the average layperson to understand science from its humblest beginnings to where we are at now. The material is dated now, having been written decades ago, but it is still worthwhile. Asimov wrote in an easy way that could simplify complex topics. He was entertaining and could make the driest subject something of interest.I own a hardcover of this book. If you're looking for a book similar to this one, I would recommend Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Ne [...]

    13. I read this book three times as I was growing up (starting with Intelligent Man's Guide, through to New Guide). I found it quite difficult, thinking as a kid that it was because it was hard science, and difficult was good. But I ended up much more skeptical, realizing that I was finding it a slog because I was always arguing with it, unconvinced by its always-politically-correct unscientific pontifications. Meh. I won't be re-reading it anymore, nor recommending it to any smart kids.

    14. The book is great for beginners in science. Even though out-dated in some parts it does provide the comprehensive analysis of science, its theories and its history. It is hard (takes time) to consume but is very interesting. Within those 800 odd pages you cover quite a lote of the known universe and its meaning to the current intellectual human being. It is a book in a story mode (everything is realted) is in continuation and a step by step realization of science.

    15. I will always be 'currently reading' this book. It's not one I'm ever likely to read all the way through but it is very interesting. It makes sciency things seem really easy to understand!

    16. This book got me into science and the beauty of knowledge.I read it when I was 13 years old.It is a huge book, but I highly recommend it to anyone that desires to dive in scientific knowledge.

    17. I read this book (in Spanish) when I was about 15 years old. I decided to read it again, this time in English, and I don't regret it at all. This book should be mandatory in high schools.

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