El electrón es zurdo y otros ensayos científicos

El electr n es zurdo y otros ensayos cient ficos Esta recopilaci n de art culos de divulgaci n cient fica escritos por Isaac Asimov se abre con un divertido trabajo sobre la capacidad pronosticadora de la novela cient fica al que siguen dos ensayos

  • Title: El electrón es zurdo y otros ensayos científicos
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9788420677316
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Esta recopilaci n de art culos de divulgaci n cient fica escritos por Isaac Asimov se abre con un divertido trabajo sobre la capacidad pronosticadora de la novela cient fica, al que siguen dos ensayos en torno a las leyes que gobiernan la expansi n y miniaturizaci n en la naturaleza El electr n es zurdo pertenece a una serie de cinco trabajos que se ocupan de la paridadEsta recopilaci n de art culos de divulgaci n cient fica escritos por Isaac Asimov se abre con un divertido trabajo sobre la capacidad pronosticadora de la novela cient fica, al que siguen dos ensayos en torno a las leyes que gobiernan la expansi n y miniaturizaci n en la naturaleza El electr n es zurdo pertenece a una serie de cinco trabajos que se ocupan de la paridad y la simetr a en el mundo inanimado y en los seres vivos El resto de los art culos examinan muy diversos temas los oc anos, la certidumbre y la incertidumbre en la f sica, los axiomas de Euclides y las razones por las cuales fueron considerados como una verdad absoluta durante dos mil a os, etc tera.

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    1. Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was professor of biochemistry in the Boston University and a very prolific writer,mainly of hard SF,popular science books and popular histhory books.He is a great teacher,that explains,in his popular science books,with a simple direct and clear prose full of humoristic touchs,all sort of concepts of physics,chemistry and mathematics in a way that is a pleasure read his booksHis popular science books are aimed to people with no or little scientific background.In this book [...]

    2. Siempre es un placer leer a alguien que te explica todo tan fácil que lo puedes entender. Es un placer leer a Asimov en cualquiera de sus manifestaciones. Te enseña y te entretiene. Me encanta.

    3. Este señor es una gozada. LO AMO. En general le doy todas las estrellas, pero este volumen se me hizo difícil. ¿O quizá es que cometí el error de leer la mitad hace más de un año, y luego retomarlo así de la nada? Ojalá sea eso y no que mis neuronas entraron en huelga.Aun así, disfruté el libro. Asimov tiene la gracia de que, además de ser inteligente, es increíblemente simpático. No hay desperdicio en sus escritos, y gran parte del mérito está en que él no tiene ABSOLUTAMENTE N [...]

    4. One thing I love about Asimov's science writing is that even when he discusses something I know a lot about, like prime numbers, he manages to explain it in a way I've never thought about before. He also manages to relate the gay marriage argument (in 1971!) to CPT symmetry violation in quantum mechanics.I never know what I'm going to get into in one of these books.

    5. Typical non-fiction Asimov. Very good articles, and he caps it off with the scare of the Population Boom. Articles: "Odds and Evens" "The Left Hand of the Electron" "Seeing Double" "The The 3D Molecule" "The Asymmetry of Life" "The Thalassogens" "Hot Water" "Cold Water" "Prime Quality" "Euclid's Fifth" "The Plane Truth" "Holes in the Head" "The Eureka Pheonomenon" "Pompey and Circumstance" "Bill and I" "Stop!" "But How?"

    6. Please see my review ofX Stands for Unknown ([/book/show/98]) for general comments on Isaac Asimov's science essays.The great strength of this collection of essays, from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1970 through February 1972, is the opening series of five essays culminating in a hypothesis for why living organisms synthesize and use almost exclusively the L-isomers of amino acids. Asimov begins with a survey of laws of "parity" in physics, in "Odds and Evens." Next, in t [...]

    7. For those who know and love Asimov the sci-fi writer of The Foundation Trilogy, or I, Robot - and the films which they spawned, there's another Asimov waiting for you. Joining the entirely cogent and fascinating Wellsprings of Life and his prescient conclusion of the development of The Genetic Code, is The Left Hand of the Electron. In this series of related essays Asimov explores the underlying concept of chirality, or the patterns of mirror-imaging and synchronicity in various aspects of the n [...]

    8. Only Asimov could make the most mundane and the most complicated concepts in science so entertaining and understandable. His science fiction is great, but his essays are like sitting down for a drink with one of the most interesting people you could meet. While the topics of the essays in this collection vary greatly, they augment each other so nicely that you can't help but feel like you've caught a thread of the universe. I highly recommend Isaac Asimov's essays, especially if you have little [...]

    9. A collection of essays on various scientific subjects. Dr. Asimov was a chemist, I believe, and the first half of this book is devoted to chemical issues. I confess, chemistry is my most hated science. I stumbled through the pages very slowly, thinking this would probably be a two-star book (worthy but dull) and then chemistry ended and he started writing about maths and biology and history, all of which I find infinitely more tolerable than messing around with the structure of molecules. The ma [...]

    10. Asimov outdoes himself with his clarity of writing and sheer pedagogical skill in communicating difficult concepts, such as symmetry and chirality. His chapters on the special nature of water and its importance are particularly enjoyable. However, when he veers into social commentary such as on homosexuality, or theology, he is woefully out of his depth, a fact compounded by his utterly smug tone and lack of humility.

    11. This is my first Isaac Asimov book, I don't know what's taken me so long. A collection of previously printed essays from the 1970's about science, history, mathematics, religion, politics and observations and anecdotes about life. I felt like I spent the last couple weeks with him, I'll definitely be reading more. My favorite was the Eureka!/Archimedes chapter about how we achieve breakthroughs.

    12. Como siempre un placer leerlo al doctor Asimov. En este caso en particular los ensayos tienen mucho que ver con propiedades atomicas y comportamientos de ciertos compuestos frente a distintas experiencias. Ademas hay varios ensayos sobre el agua y geometria Euclidiana. Como siempre estan los comentarios al pie de pagina que acotan datos anecdoticos o explicaciones sobre el tema del que esta hablando.

    13. Este libro me lo regaló mi profesor de física y química en COU, y creo que no se lo podré agradecer lo suficiente. Es un conjunto de 17 ensayos escritos por el viejo maestro sobre los más diversos temas, aunque abundan los relacionados con la quiralidad y las definiciones de izquierda y derecha en el cosmos. Un libro impresionante, grandísima introducción a la ciencia, como casi todos los de IA. Obra maestra.

    14. Asimov was so remarkable! He wrote on subjects anyone would avoid because they seem dull (like mathematical theory, calendars, and the formation of crystals) and made them so interesting it becomes hard to put the book down. Every chapter seems to be a different, unrelated subject, until you get most of the way through the book, then it all comes together. A fun read.

    15. I vividly recall reading this book during my university years, and was blown away by Asimov's ability to take the tiniest details and nuances of our physical world and create a page-turner to rival any work of fiction.

    16. It took me a long time to read, being a new parent but the story I enjoyed the most was the last one. If you like scientific essays, this one is for you.

    17. Another awesome collection of Asimov's Science essays. From the asymmetry of the universe and proteins to Euclid and onto over-population. Fascinating reads that stimulate and titillate.

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