The Solar System and Back Author:Isaac Asimov "I do my best to treat a subject accurately" — So says Isaac Asimov, the master magician of science fact and fiction, in his Introductionto this far-ranging, fascinating, factual work. First, in his clear, instructive manner, he examines the riddles of our solar system: its remarkable symmetry and its puzzling regularities. Then he returns to e... more »arth to explore the intiguing vagaries of certain metals; the clues behind the disappearance of the dinosaurs; the causes and effects of the dark region of chromosome attractions; and even to probe the future role of women in our society.
But whatever the subject at hand, Isaac Asimov displays the keen wit of the fiction writer and the critical perception of the professional scientist which have made him the most acclaimed and widely read author in the field of popular science. For all their diversity, each emerges as a brilliant jewel.