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Frontiers II: More Recent Discoveries About Life, Earth, Space, and the Universe
Frontiers II More Recent Discoveries About Life Earth Space and the Universe
Author: Janet Asimov, Isaac Asimov
ISBN-13: 9780452272293
ISBN-10: 0452272297
Pages: 384
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Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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.