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Please Explain.

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A book by Isaac Asimov

Answers to questions in various scientific disciplines, e.g., "What are pulsars?", "Is the universe running down?", "What is the difference between a brain and a computer?", and "Why did the dinosaurs die off?".

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Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
1 review about Please Explain.

Asimov demonstrates again that he has no peer in the area of explaining science

  • Mar 29, 2008
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No one explains science better than Isaac Asimov, to most he was a science fiction writer, but his greatest contribution to the world was in explaining science to others. In this book, he fields a series of 100 science questions and gives detailed answers, even though each is only two pages in length. Some of the questions are:

*) What are imaginary numbers?
*) How many particles are there in the universe?
*) Why do comets have tails?
*) How will the Earth end?
*) What is meant by curved space?
*) What is the unified field theory?
*) What's a breeder reactor?
*) What is entropy?

As a source for quick and complete answers to many of the common questions about science, this book is unequaled.

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