Ù Asimov on Astronomy ë Download by ¾ Isaac Asimov I rated this two stars not because it lacked fascinating bits, but because some of the chapters left me wanting to kill Asimov He would pose a question in the opening paragraph, for example, Why don t the stars light up the sky at night and then spend the next 15 pages waltzing around the question, but NEVER answering it I had to google a few of the questions he posed just to satisfy my curiosity I m not disputing that he is a prolific, brilliant author, with an other wordly work ethic, but some of his books are just so disjointed and stream of conscious that it s a wonder they were even published Cut this book down to 40 pages, loose the fluff, and I d probably rate it 4 stars.
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Asimov is really good at taking a very hard topic and making it accessible to John Everyman I learned a whole lot about astronomy But I was able to apply it immediately I have a friend who is an astrophysicist I read his CV and some of his research, and I actually understood what was there This was an interesting view on astronomy because the article in the book were from the early 60 s with some footnote updates from the mid to late 70 s I was impressed with how some of his theories have held up It was also entertaining because he refrained from referring to the new planet Pluto as a planet which kept those articles quite accurate today How convenient.
I tried to read this only because I m wanting to read through all the books we actually have in our library.
It was soooo boring to me Maybe if I had read it 15 years ago, I d care and get it, but now, it s just monotonous and excruciatingly painful.
I read the chapter on the moon, asteroids, and a couple others, but just really couldn t get into it at all It s quite technical, scientific, and mathematical I was hoping it would make astronomy a bit easier to understand, but it didn t.
There s also a very good likelihood that a large portion of what s in it is completely out of date.
A interesting collection of essays, although they lack an overarching theme beyond simply astronomy and I imagine a lot of the information is now outdated, whether subtly or majorly.
A collection of astronomy essays, with illustrations, taken from Asimov s contributions to FSF magazine during the early to mid 60s Some are a little out of date, but most hold up well.
Nice essays Especially mooning around, where he gives convincing reasons that the moon is not a moon at all, but half of a double planet.
I read this because I was curious to see how in the 1960s, Asimov would predict the future of space exploration The book is long out dated and isn t practical to read today There are far current books of this type Nevertheless, it s a good book to read to appreciate his genius and get inspired.