Shelves: asimov , general-science , Understanding Physics, a compilation of three volumes covering I Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics, II electromagnetism, and III atomic physics, is a fantastically useful reference for everything you probably learned in high school physics and then forgot. Like all of Dr. It is also very well indexed and cross-referenced. Asimov preferred to write about science Understanding Physics, a compilation of three volumes covering I Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics, II electromagnetism, and III atomic physics, is a fantastically useful reference for everything you probably learned in high school physics and then forgot. Asimov preferred to write about science from a historical viewpoint, which highlights science as a process of discovery, rather than a dry recitation of facts.
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His family emigrated to the United States in and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. Asimov became a naturalized U.
As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator. He studied chemistry at Columbia University, earning a B. His exceptional intelligence enabled him to master new systems rapidly, and he soon became a successful and distinguished professor at Columbia and even co-authored a biochemistry textbook within a few years.
Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction. While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction books of the period.
He also introduced several innovative concepts, including the thematic concern for technological progress and its impact on humanity. Asimov is probably best known for his Foundation series, which includes Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation.
In , this trilogy won the Hugo award for best all-time science fiction series. Asimov also wrote a series of robot books that included I, Robot, and eventually he tied the two series together. He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book of , I. He continued writing until just a few years before his death from heart and kidney failure on April 6,
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