Kristin G. reviewed Frontiers II: More Recent Discoveries About Life, Earth, Space, and the Universe on
From Library Journal
In this second collection of their weekly science columns for the Los Angeles Times syndicate, Isaac Asimov is joined by his wife, Janet, who coauthored a number of the essays and independently wrote about a quarter of them. Apparently, Isaac was ill during the winter before his death in April 1992, and Janet therefore became involved in his work. This collection is as far-ranging as the first ( Frontiers , LJ 1/90), dealing with proteins in the first paper, then advancing to "What Teeth Can Tell Us," an analysis of the dodo, and a discussion of the spread of landfills. The book is arranged in four parts: "Life: Past, Present, and Future"; "Our Planet and Our Neighbors"; "Science and Technology"; and "The Universe from Quarks to the Cosmos." As educational and entertaining as the first volume, this is recommended for popular science collections.