Life and Time Author:Isaac Asimov What is life? — Journeying across time, through the past, present, and our enthralling future, one of the world's most prolific and widely read authors traces the roots of life in the universe. From the first protein molecule to the real possibility that we will eventually create computers that can simulate "life", Issac Asimov explains how life ... more »evolved and comes up with an unusual definition of this phenomenon that even allows for alien life forms.
Life and Time takes the reader on an adventure of the mind, a journey as exciting and imaginative as the mind of Isaac Asimov himself. Here is Asimov at his inimitable best, covering a fascinating range of topics with characteristic wit and insight: how the first "memory molecule" a major breakthrough in brain research was discovered; how science fiction preceded scientific theory with the idea of hyperspace; the legal aspects of space colonization; twenty catastrophes that could end the would9including the one we have to fear most0; and, in "An Open Letter to the President," Asimov's own special solution to the energy crisis.« less