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Full title The Beginning and the End [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Publisher Pocket Books
Categories Anthology, astronomy, essay and science
Publication year 1978
Original publication year 1977
ISBN 0-671-47644-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 253
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Structure [Toggle visibility]
  • Introduction

A THE PAST

  • 1 The Real Cyrano
  • 2 Of What Use?
  • 3 The Democracy of Learning
  • 4 The Monsters We Have Lived With
  • 5 The Fossil Fuels
  • 6 A Stop of Water

B THE PRESENT

  • 7 Smart, but Not Smart Enough?
  • 8 Recipe for an Ocean
  • 9 Technology and Energy
  • 10 The Glorious Sun
  • 11 Astronomy
  • 12 The Large Satellites of Jupiter
  • 13 The Natural Satellites
  • 14 Of Life Beyond
  • 15 The Beginning and the End
  • 16 Gravitation, Unlimited
  • 17 Man and Computer

C THE FUTURE

  • 18 The Big Weather Change
  • 19 Tighten Your Belt
  • 20 America—A.D. 2176
  • 21 The Coming Decades in Space
  • 22 Colonizing the Heavens
  • 23 The Moon as Threshold

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