Completing the physical sciences are chapters on the elements and on particles that spell out how these fields were organized, then disordered - and are now undergoing rebirth with new tables of particles or attempts at unifying field theories. Part I ends with a survey of physical science applications ranging from electricity, the internal combustion engine and television to reactors, fission, and fusion. Part II, on the biological sciences, takes microcosms as its base - and proceeds from organic molecules, proteins, and the cell with sections on DNA and heredity to larger structures: microorganisms including cancer and the immune system , the body, species, and evolution.
One must remember that Asimov earned his Ph. Part II ends on the mind and behavior, computers and artificial intelligence. Asimov repeats his well-known rules of robotic behavior and waxes philosophical. He predicts an uncomfortable time as jobs are automated out of existence, but does not see a real threat.
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Computer-robots should march with us as friends and allies " - if we do not destroy ourselves before the march can begin. Kirkus Reviews. His fantastic career as a science fiction writer began in with the appearance of a short story "Marooned Off Vesta", in Amazing Stories. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once. With nearly five hundred books to his name and several hundred articles, Asimov's output was prolific by any standards.
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