View from a Height Author:Isaac Asimov In View from a Height, the acclaimed science writer Isaac Asimov examines the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy, and with clarity and wisdom integrates them into the larger fabric of science as a whole. Along the way, he entrances and enlightens the reader with fascinating inquiries into a host of provocative topics; the marve... more »lous neutrino (an atomic particle with no mas and no charge), the recipe for the planet Earth (in an intriguing discussion of the earth's crust), the changing concepts of Time in a world of split-split-split seconds, life-as-we-don't-know-it (in which Dr. Asimov expands our biochemical concepts of life), the physical dimensions of man(Among Earth's animals, are we pygmies or giants?), and much more.
Here is a book of facts - wide-ranging, delightfully comprehensible, and thoroughly entertaining - which captures the beauty and excitement of science. The amazing Dr. Asimov has always tried to look at science from a lofty vantage point, the better to see the many-faceted designs of Nature that today's narrow specialists often miss.« less