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Asimov, Isaac 1920-1992

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I, robot by Isaac Asimov( Book )

346 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 6,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, one of the great classics of science fiction, Asimov set out the principles of robot behavior that we know as the Three Laws of Robotics. Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with Asimov's trademark dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction
Foundation's edge by Isaac Asimov( Book )

170 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interplanetary intrigue, hyperspace pursuit, and future technology combine with a desperate search for the planet Earth
Foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

146 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. And mankind₂s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves--or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction
Asimov on numbers by Isaac Asimov( Book )

55 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 4,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen essays on numbers and number theory and the relationship of numbers to measurement, the calendar, biology, astronomy, and the earth
Foundation and empire by Isaac Asimov( Book )

145 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets...?
Foundation and earth by Isaac Asimov( Book )

116 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the Foundation trilogy. Golan Trevise, former councliman of the First Foundation, is entrusted with formidable task--to determine the future of Galactic development
Second foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

161 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he was getting closer all the time. The men of the Foundation sought it, too, to escape from Mule's mind control. Only Arkady, a 14 year-old girl seemed to have the answer, or did she ...?
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

95 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Foundation Book." When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. After he presents his paper on psychohistory, he becomes the most wanted man in the Empire
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov( Book )

101 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalgash is a world on the edge of chaos, torn between religious fanaticism and scientific rationalism. Their civilization is threatened by Nightfall, the first sunset in over two thousand years
The robots of dawn by Isaac Asimov( Book )

73 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Elijah Baley--from The Naked Sun and Caves of Steel--is sent to Aurora to solve the murder of a humaniform robot
Asimov's New guide to science by Isaac Asimov( Book )

102 editions published between 1072 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. ed. of: Asimov's Guide to science. c1972. Bibliography: p. 885-893. Includes indexes. Scientific terms and developments are described for the layman
Fantastic voyage; a novel by Isaac Asimov( Book )

86 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed
Forward the foundation by Isaac Asimov( Book )

84 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov thrilled millions of readers with his internationally bestselling Foundation Series, a spell-binding tale of the future that spans hundreds of years and dozens of worlds. Here, now, is Forward the Foundation, the seventh and final volume in the series. Completed just before his death, it is the Grand Master's last gift to his legions of admirers. Here, at last, is the story Asimov fans have been waiting for, an exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense that chronicles the second half of hero Hari Seldon's life as he struggles to perfect his revolutionary Theory of Psychohistory and establish the means by which the survival of humanity will be ensured: Foundation. For, as Seldon and his loyal band of followers know, the mighty Galactic Empire is crumbling, and its inevitable destruction will wreak havoc Galaxy-wide ... A resounding tour de force, Forward the Foundation brings full circle Asimov's renowned Foundation epic. It is the crowning achievement of a great writer's life, and a stunning testament to the creative genius of Isaac Asimov
Nemesis by Isaac Asimov( Book )

98 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 2,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping tale of high adventure, action, and mystery, Nemesis is Grand Master Isaac Asimov at his best--and destined to become a classic for many years to come
The gods themselves by Isaac Asimov( Book )

111 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2100, mankind on Earth, settlers in a lunar colony, and aliens from the para-universe (a strange universe parallel in time to our own) face a race against time as they try to prevent the total destruction of the Earth by the invention of an Inter-Universe Electron Pump
Robots and empire by Isaac Asimov( Book )

96 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Kelden Amadiro is determined to bring total annihilation of the planet Earth, but Lady Gladia vows to stop him at any cost and seal Earth's fate and all who live there
Understanding physics by Isaac Asimov( Book )

56 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 entitled - Light, Magnetism and Electricity
Asimov's chronology of science and discovery by Isaac Asimov( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the significant events of science from 4,000,000 B.C. to the present and the effect of cultural, social, and political events
Asimov's guide to the Bible by Isaac Asimov( Book )

64 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to illuminate the events of the Old and New Testaments by discussing actual historical, geographical, and biographical events
Asimov's guide to Shakespeare by Isaac Asimov( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the historical, legendary, and mythological background of 38 plays and 2 narrative poems
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Asimoph, Asaack, 1920-1992

Asimov, Aĭzek, 1920-1992.

Asimov, Isaac

Asimov, Isaac 1920-1992

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Asīmūf, Aysāk, 1920-1992

Āsīmūf, Āyzāk 1920-1992

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Azimov, Aĭzek 1920-1992

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Azimov, Isaac 1920-1992

Azīmūf, Isḥāq, 1920-1992

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Ozimov, Isaak Judovič

Азимов, Айзек 1920-1992

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אסימוב, אייזק 1920-1992

אסימוב, יצחק, 1920-1992

أزيموف، إسحاق، 1920-1992

أزيموف، اسحق، 1920-

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أسيموف، إسحاق، 1920-1992

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アイザックアシモフ 1920-1992

アシモフ, I

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