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Adding a Dimension by Isaac Asimov
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A collection of essays by Asimov about various topics in mathematics, science and science fiction. The topics are far-ranging and varied, and Asimov has a gift rivalled only by Clarke for taking the most mundane and driest topic, and making it as fascinating to the reader as it apparently is to him. A good book for the budding scientific renaissance man. ( )
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In Adding a Dimension, Dr. Asimov gives free rein to his sparkling intellect and his ingenious imagination, in an exploration of scientific fact and fantasy that is remarkable for its wide range and its clarity of expression.

For millions of inquiring readers, Dr. Asimov has been the layman's chief guide to the stupendous mysteries of science, and in Adding a Dimension he has never been in better form. Whether he's expounding on the wonders of the "googol" (in a thoroughly engrossing discussion of the magic of large numbers), explaining the infinite varieties of "infinity", breaking down the language of "chemist-ese" (you, too, can pronounce "para-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde" without batting an eye), or conducting a fact-filled guided tour through our own amazing galaxy, the remarkable Dr. Azimov is a master at the art of writing about scientific fact - and scientific fantasy - in terms everyone can understand. Here is a veritable treasure-house of ideas, which will add a new dimension to the thinking of scientists and general readers alike.
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