The Stars in their Courses

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The Stars in their Courses
The Stars in their Courses.jpg
Cover of the 1975 British edition by Panther Books
Author Isaac Asimov
Country United States
Language English
Series Essays from the The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
1971
Media type Print (Hardback and Paperback)
Preceded by The Solar System and Back
Followed by The Left Hand of the Electron

The Stars in their Courses is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It is the eighth in a series of books collecting his essays from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (May 1969 to September 1970). Doubleday & Company first published the collection in 1971.

Contents[edit]

  • Introduction
  • Part A: Astronomy
    • The Stars in their Courses
    • The Lop-sided Sun
    • The Lunar Honor-roll
    • Worlds in Confusion
  • Part B: Physics
    • Two at a Time
    • On Throwing a Ball
    • The Man Who Massed the Earth
    • The Luxon Wall
    • Playing the Game
    • The Distance of Far
  • Part C: Chemistry
    • The Multiplying Elements
    • Bridging the Gaps
    • The Nobel Prize That Wasn't
  • Part D: Sociology
    • The Fateful Lightning
    • The Sin of the Scientist
    • The Power of Progression
    • My Planet, 'tis of Thee—

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