Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Nemesis ISBN: 0553286285 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553286281 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: от 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: A death star called Nemesis is wrongly believed to be the last great hope for the survival of humanity, in a novel of high adventure set in the twenty-third century.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: I Robot ISBN: 0553294385 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553294385 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: от 512 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: "Oxford Bookworms" offer students at all levels the opportunity to extend their reading and appreciation of English. There are six stages, taking students from elementary to advanced level. At the lower stages, many of the texts have been specially written for the series, to provide elementary and lower-intermediate students with an introduction to real reading in English. At the higher stages, most of the books have been adapted from works originally published for native speakers. The language controls used in "Oxford Bookworms" are based on a syllabus specially created for the series by Tricia Hedge. This takes account of the more traditional approaches to grading and recent research into the nature of reading difficulty. The approximate vocabulary count for each stage is: Stage 1 - 400 words; Stage 2 - 700 words; Stage 3 - 1000 words; Stage 4 - 1400 words; Stage 5 - 1800 words; Stage 6 - 2500 words. All stages have exercises for classroom or private use, plus a supporting glossary to help students with vocabulary. Illustrations are used, especially at the lower stages, to help comprehension.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Complete Stories Volume II, The ISBN: 0006480160 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006480167 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 860 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Herein are 23 sience fiction stories, ranging from the very surprising heart-tugger "The Ugly Little Boy" to the overwhelming vision of "Nightfall". In these stories, Asimov's vivid awareness of the potential of technology is translated into human dilemmas.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: End of Eternity, The ISBN: 0586024409 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780586024409 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 671 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Shortly to be filmed by Ridley Scott, the best time-travel story since H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, by the Grand Master of science fiction, the story of Andrew Harlan, Technician and Eternal. Andrew Harlan's job is to range through past and present centuries monitoring and even altering Time's myriad cause-and-effect relationships. As a Technician with the Allwhen Council, he initiates Reality Changes that may affect the lives of as many as fifty billion people -- and a million or more of them may be so drastically affected as to be considered new individulas. Above all, therefore, a Technician must be dispassionate. An emotional make-up is a distinct handicap. Then Harlan meets Noys and falls victim to a phenomenon older than Time itself -- love. Years of self-discipline are cast aside as Harlan uses the awesome techniques of the Eternals to twist Time so that he and Noys might survive...together.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Robot visions ISBN: 0451450647 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451450647 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 654 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: From Isaac Asimov, the Hugo Award-winning Grand Master of Science Fiction whose name is synonymous with the science of robotics, comes five decades of robot visions: thirty-four landmark stories and essays--including three rare tales--gathered together in one volume. Meet all of Asimov's most famous creations including: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot psychologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human/robot detective team of Lije Bailey and R. Daneel Olivaw, who have appeared in such bestselling novels as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire. Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations--from the most primitive computers and mobile machines to the first robot to become a man. "It's good to have Isaac's classic robot stories, and his commentary on them, in one handsome volume."--Arthur C. Clarke
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Foundation and Empire ISBN: 0553293370 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293371 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.
Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire s glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.
But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave."
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Gods Themselves ISBN: 0553288105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553288100 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The opening of a gate to another universe brings both a new source of energy and a perilous threat to the Sun, and Peter Lamont, a young scientist, must save Earth.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Second Foundation ISBN: 0553293362 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293364 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 594 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long.
After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time but now he is certain he knows where it lies.
The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed before it destroys them."
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Forward the Foundation ISBN: 0553565079 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553565072 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 594 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The seventh and final novel in Asimov's Hugo Award-winning "Foundation" series. Earlier in the series, Hari Seldon, the guiding genius of the Foundation, was a figure of history. By going back to the great mathematician's life, this volume fills in the remaining gaps in the story.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Magic ISBN: 0006482031 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006482031 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 631 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A collection of 31 fantasy stories, ranging from the humorous to the profound. The book also contains previously uncollected writings about the craft of fantasy writing and essays about fantasy itself in which Asimov writes on matters such as metaphor, irony, originality and symbolism.
Описание: A human being is a soft, weak creature. It needs constant supplies of air, water, and food; it has to spend a third of its life asleep, and it can't work if the temperature is too hot or too cold. But a robot is made of strong metal. It uses electrical energy directly, never sleeps, and can work in any temperature. It is stronger, more efficient - and sometimes more human than human beings. Isaac Asimov was one of the greatest science-fiction writers, and these short stories give us an unforgettable and terrifying vision of the future.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Foundation Trilogy ISBN: 184159332X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841593326 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1446 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: It is the story of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psycho-historian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in store: a dark age of ignorance, barbarism and violence that will last for thirty thousand years.
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Naked Sun (Robot Series) ISBN: 0553293397 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293395 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Автор: Asimov Isaac Название: Foundation`s Edge ISBN: 0553293389 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553293388 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: от 584 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. With extraordinary vision they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women devoted to safeguarding humanity against an unyielding deluge of barbarism and warfare. At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations has come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation have proved victorious; and now they return to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire on the ruins of the old. But rumors persist that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all--and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge. Now two exiled citizens of the Foundation--a renegade Councilman and a doddering historian--set out in search of the mythical planet Earth . . . and proof that the Second Foundation still exists. Meanwhile someone--or something--outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final, shocking destiny at the very end of the universe