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by Isaac Asimov

eBook Adding a Dimension: A Scintillating, Mind-opening Excursion Through the Realms of Science epub
  • ISBN: 0380002787
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon Books (March 1, 1975)
  • ePUB size: 1355 kb
  • FB2 size 1827 kb
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Science essays for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Avon Books (1975), 205 pages. Paperback, Library, History, Science.

Adding a Dimension book. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime

Adding a Dimension book. Clarke, was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime

A mind opening excursion into the realms of science.
Comments: (3)
Cemav
I'm also 45 years late in writing a review of this book. I read it when I was ~15, haven't read it since, but the many lessons it taught me are still fresh in my mind, like Asimov's deconstruction and explanation of all the components of paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde (still remembered intact, no spell-checker needed), of which I'll just give one: The "amino" comes from ammonia, which got its name from the ancient god Ammon. Camel dung was used to heat his temples in winter, and the priests noticed a white crystalline substance collecting in the rafters, hence ammonia.

He goes on to masterfully explain each other component of the name, but not without also mentioning that the name itself scans in quadratic pentameter, which means that it can be sung to the tune of "The Irish Washerwoman". He probably made up the tale of quietly singing it while standing by the desk of an Irish receptionist, whereupon she gasped and exclaimed: "Oh! You know it in the original Gaelic!" but that amount of license is richly deserved by Asimov the writer.

I believe he wrote more books than anyone else, ever. I went off his dry, unpeopled science-fiction before I reached 20, and am now a technical and science writer myself, but I'm not worthy to polish the boots of this man, who can truly explain anything to anyone, amusingly. Pick up any of his (100+) non-fiction books, and you will have pure gold in your hands.

Why am I reviewing it now? Earlier today I told my roommate everything I remember about the paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde essay, and immediately she ordered me to find the book, which took all of five minutes.
The Sphinx of Driz
I remember reading and enjoying this book many years ago. PLEASE WILL SOMEONE MAKE IT AVAILABLE ON KINDLE. It will be appreciated.
Snowskin
I read this in high school, and thought it taught me a lot.
I bought it for my children [and re-read it],
and it is *still* well-worth the read.
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