VIEW FROM A HEIGHT by Isaac Asimov

VIEW FROM A HEIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Seventeen crackerjack essays again give witness to the clarity and pleasure with which Asimov writes on favorite topics in biology, physics, chemistry, and astronomy for the reader with a modicum of knowledge and interest in science subjects. These varied pieces are full of intriguing commentary on such as size, compactness, and complexity of organic organization in nature; other kinds of possible life in the universe; behavior of gases; isotopes; micro-division of time; entropy; hotness; physical structure of the earth; aspects of the planets; etc. Fascinating speculative descriptions will delight the imagination with their recision and good-humor. These are excellent examples of the modern scientific essay which very few writers today can equal in style, form, and content.
Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1963
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1963




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