The Measure of the Universe. By Isaac Asimov. Illustrations by Roger Jones. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1983.

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Isaac Asimov is one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time. He is often said to be one of the “Big Three” alongside Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke. Asimov’s greatest contributions include the Foundation series, I, Robot, and his short stories “The Last Question” and “Nightfall”. He was also a scientist and biochemistry professor. His academic training no doubt influenced his narrative style where even in the most fantastical moments, a thread of scientific possibility held his stories together. For this quality, many readers consider him a philosopher of science as much as a fiction writer. In turn, his scientific commentary is equally revered, a fact made evident by this volume: The Measure of the Universe. Here Asimov provides several non-fiction chapters describing concepts of physics and space at their incredibly vast ranges, between the cosmic and the atomic. While it deals with complex scientific questions of scale, the work remains accessible in ways only Asimov could achieve.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original half cloth boards, near fine with only fading to edges. Text block very good, only slightly cocked. In the original dust jacket, very good with minor chipping, rubbing, small closed tears, and sticker residue to front panel.

A very good first edition by Isaac Asimov.

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The Measure of the Universe. By Isaac Asimov. Illustrations by Roger Jones. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1983.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in