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The Tyrannosaurus prescription and 100 other essays

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Buffalo, New York : Prometheus Books, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes essays on the future, space, science, science fiction, and himself, plus articles written for Sciquest and book introductions.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Science fiction
Periodicals
Juvenile works
Maps
Case studies
Conference proceedings
Outlines, syllabi, etc
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0879755407 9780879755409
OCLC Number: 19672853
Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Future. Our future in education ; Filling the brain gap ; The global computerized library ; What computers won't do ; The future of handicraft ; The future of chemical engineering ; Men and marriage --
Space. The lure of exploration --
Our second world ; All aboard for Phobos ; What do we do next in space? ; Adventure in space ; The distant flights ; The telephone in space ; The average person as astronaut ; Other intelligent life? --
Science. Giant Jupiter ; Pluto, the constant surprise ; A hole in the sky ; Our changing perception of the universe ; What is the universe? ; The one-man revolution ; The fifth force ; Two at a time ; Ozone ; The ravages of nature ; The double discovery of evolution ; Master lizard, the king ; The hot-blooded giants --
Sciquest. The absent-minded professor ; Playing it safe ; The first scientist ; Tough luck ; To see is not enough ; The race for honor ; Thoughts in prison ; Getting started ; The moon hoax ; Scientific heretics ; Gold from the sun ; The joys of the unexpected ; Facing the giant ; Scientists are human ; Sometimes it takes time ; Learning science ; Self-correcting ; The knowledge of good and evil ; Science and technology ; Missed opportunities --
"Foreword by Isaac Asimov". Shuttle ; The good deed of Voyager 2 ; The longest voyage ; Spreading through space ; First contact ; Welcome, stranger! ; The lost city ; The bitter end ; The tail wags the dog ; The ifs of history ; The sorry record ; Cleverness ; In days of old ; Nonviolence ; Empires ; The last man on earth ; Image of one's self ; Psychology ; Show business ; Super ; Larger than life ; Science fiction mysteries ; The science writer ; The scribbling scientists ; Neanderthal man ; The nonhuman brains ; Computer envy ; Dogs ; Dragons! ; The new beginning ; Valentine's Day ; Hobgoblin ; All the ways things can't happen ; Is fantasy forever? ; Wishing will make it so ; Wizards ; Witches ; Curses! ; The forces of evil ; Monsters ; The power of evil ; The Devil --
Science fiction. Science fiction finds its voice ; The five greats of science fiction ; The success of science fiction ; Science fiction today ; The feminization of science fiction ; Back through time --
Personal. Our Shangri-La / with Janet Asimov ; The Tyrannosaurus prescription / with Janet Asimov ; Ellis Island and I ; Seven steps to grand master.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.
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Includes essays on the future, space, science, science fiction, and himself, plus articles written for Sciquest and book introductions.

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