Prelude to Foundation

In the year 12,020 G.E., Hari Seldon arrives in the domed city of Trantor and begins to develop his theory of psychohistory, which predicts the rise of a power greater than the Empire. Reissue.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553278398

Category: Fiction

Page: 493

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In the year 12,020 G.E., Hari Seldon arrives in the domed city of Trantor and begins to develop his theory of psychohistory, which predicts the rise of a power greater than the Empire. Reissue.

Prelude to Foundation

The first of two prequel novels in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series THE EPIC SAGA THAT INSPIRED THE UPCOMING APPLE TV+ SERIES FOUNDATION It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900951

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The first of two prequel novels in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series THE EPIC SAGA THAT INSPIRED THE UPCOMING APPLE TV+ SERIES FOUNDATION It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall—those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire . . . the man who holds the key to the future—an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.

Prelude to Foundation

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Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0586071113

Category: American literature

Page: 464

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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. In a time before the Foundations, psychohistory's creator Hari Seldon is made to stand before the Emperor of the crumbling Galactic Empire to present how his scientific theory of predicting the future might be applied to the real world. However, Hari refuses to deploy his theory for political gain, setting off instead with reporter Chetter Hummin in quest of a place to safely apply his theory: Earth, the original home of humanity. All records of Earth have been lost to time. Hari will therefore have to look back into the past, in order to seal the future of humanity for ever.

A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy

American Journal of Economics andSociology 51 (2): 187–203. ———. (1993). “The Rhetoricof Oiland the Dilemma ofWarand American Hegemony.

Author: C. Bina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137106972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

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A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy is a groundbreaking volume of theory and strategy on political economy and polity of the twenty-first century. Distilled in concrete terms, it elucidates the enigma of oil in view of the centrality of global social relations.

An Asimov Companion

Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries ... 166, 168–69, 174, 177, 180, 182 Prelude to Foundation (Asimov) 1–2, 5–6, 8, ...

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov’s metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov’s science fiction oeuvre.

Prelude to Foundation The Foundation Series Prequels Book 1

Isaac Asimov. FLIGHT. TRAN TOR - Capital of the First Galactic Empire - Under ... 'Please pardon my smile. I was merely enjoying your costume.' 40. 2. Flight.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007384823

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one that shaped science fiction as we know it today.

A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan

The Melendy Family Quartet by Elizabeth Enright 1941 #1 Saturdays 1942 #2 ... Edge 1986 #5 Foundation and Earth 1988 #6 Prelude to Foundation (Prequel #1) ...

Author: C.S. Fairfax


ISBN: 1387592769


Page: 262

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Read through time, enjoying the good, the better, and the best books from each of the seven eras below: Year 1: Ancient History to 476 A.D. Year 2: The Middle Ages, 477 to 1485 A.D. Year 3: The Age of Discovery, 1485-1763 A.D. Year 4: The Age of Revolution, 1764-1848 A.D. Year 5: The Age of Empire, 1849-1914 A.D. Year 6: The American Century, 1915-1995 A.D. Year 7: The Information Age, 1996- Present Day At the end of seven years, repeat! A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan is a booklist compiled of hundreds of books from each era in history organized into categories of interest. This volume also includes copious room for you to add your own favorite titles!

The Foundation Trilogy

The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

Author: Isaac Asimov


ISBN: 9780307292063

Category: Life on other planets

Page: 752

View: 474

The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

Prelude to Empire

... which Prince Henry had laid the foundation.2 Henry's just fame has obscured an essential fact : in 1415 he was a man with a past as well as a future .

Author: Bailey Wallys Diffie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803250499

Category: History

Page: 127

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Prelude to Empire spotlights and brings into focus the events and developments in European history which prepared the way for Henry the Navigator and the age of the Great Discoveries. "Henry's just fame," writes Bailey W. Diffie, "has obscured an essential fact: in 1415 he was a man with a past as well as a future. Some forty years lay before--some forty centuries lay behind. Just as the voyages of his captains would form the indispensable base for Columbus and Vasco de Gama, so the achievements which made Henry the dominating maritime figure of his time grew from the previous experience and generations of fishermen and traders." The first study in English to examine the development of Portugues commercial methods and overseas contacts, and the first in any language to bring together all the pieces of the story, Prelude to Empire has been designed for the general reader and the college student as well as the specialist.

Science Fiction Literature through History An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

As is characteristic of Asimov's works, he makes the original Foundation stories involving by means of intellectual puzzles that characters must solve, ...

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440866171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 766

View: 126

This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

Words on Cassette

HarperAudio . -Prelude to Foundation . 2 cass . ( Running Time : 3 hrs . ) . 1989. ... Science Fiction Favorites of Isaac Asimov , unabr . ed . 6 cass .




Category: Audiobooks


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Beginning Database Design

... Foundation A Case of Conscience Second Foundation Prelude to Foundation ... ISBN Figure 3-2: Table records duplicate the set of fields into the tuples ...

Author: Gavin Powell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764574906

Category: Computers

Page: 467

View: 425

From the #1 source for computing information, trusted by more than six million readers worldwide.

J S Bach Prelude and Fugue in D Minor WTC II and Harmonic Solutions with Patterns of Mental Bass Progressions

In my edition of the " Prelude and Fugue in C Major ; harmonic solutions with ... as study of the first Prelude and Fugue will build an excellent foundation ...

Author: Christophe Brass

Publisher: Christophe Brass


Category: Music

Page: 27

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On the Well-Tempered Clavier's title page, J.S. Bach wrote that these works were "…for the profit and use of the musical youth eager to learn as well as for the pastime of those already skilled in this study." How we interpret the meaning of "learning" and "pastime" is up to each of us. For me, the most striking characteristic of this work is its perfect relationship between counterpoint and harmony. I have always desired to understand the mechanisms behind this relationship, to find the source of Bach’s harmonic awareness, and to then play these compositions with this understanding. The current prevailing paradigm is that the scores of the WTC are essentially composed of pitches and intervals directly projected from Bach’s mind into different voices. Under this paradigm, the harmony is widely considered, at least in many of Bach's fugues, to be the inexplicable result of the constant encounters between the different voices, thus disregarding any possibility to find structured harmonic progressions in the preludes and fugues. Therefore, any harmonic study is reduced to a theoretical exercise, with no link to the mental process of the composition’s creation or performance. Despite the alleged insignificance, the urge to understand Bach’s harmonic thinking is hardly a new one. In 1773, a student of Kirnberger's, J.A.P. Schulz wrote a treatise at his teacher's request. This treatise, "Die wahren Grundsätze zum Gebrauch der Harmony", (The true principles for the practice of harmony) includes harmonic interpretations of Bach’s Fugues in B Minor, bk. I, and in A Minor, bk. II. As part of this harmonic study, the treatise adds a realized thorough bass and two figured fundamental basses on independent staffs to each fugue. By the time I read this treatise, I had already begun to discover that logical progressions of implied fundamental basses—which I believed were representations of a mental process—lay at the core of many of Bach’s compositions. Schulz’s work was an important step, as his thorough bass showed that these fugues could be understood beyond the given contrapuntal lines, but he did not describe the progressional logic to be found across entire compositions. I accomplished the next step by completely dissociating the bass from a staff, since writing these basses on a staff contradicts their abstract nature. This also avoids any confusion with the natural resonance's bass. By seeking to break away from conventional understandings of Bach's compositional process, I was able to come at the problem from a new direction. Through my search for how Bach’s melodic lines may have resulted from a far deeper mental process, I was led toward the mental-bass concept, and these mental basses allowed me to formulate harmonic solutions for all 96 pieces of the WTC. This edition of the Prelude and Fugue in D Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier, bk. II, presents a full score harmonic interpretation illustrated by a new graphical concept (explained with a quick reference card) within the score itself, permitting study and understanding of the harmony’s logic through the music itself, and without "blather".

To be Continued

2. The Apostle. Putnam, 1943. 3. Mary. Putnam, 1949. 4. Moses. ... Prelude to Foundation and Forward the Foundation (10-11), the latter published after the ...

Author: Merle Jacob

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 465

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Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

Prelude to Hospice

... 43,69–71, 99, 114 Hospice Inc., 2, 109–10 hospice movement, 109; achievements, 115; and established health care system, 1–2, 6; foundation, 1–2, ...

Author: Emily K. Abel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081359393X

Category: Medical

Page: 156

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Hospices have played a critical role in transforming ideas about death and dying. Viewing death as a natural event, hospices seek to enable people approaching mortality to live as fully and painlessly as possible. Award-winning medical historian Emily K. Abel provides insight into several important issues surrounding the growth of hospice care. Using a unique set of records, Prelude to Hospice expands our understanding of the history of U.S. hospices. Compiled largely by Florence Wald, the founder of the first U.S. hospice, the records provide a detailed account of her experiences studying and caring for dying people and their families in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although Wald never published a report of her findings, she often presented her material informally. Like many others seeking to found new institutions, she believed she could garner support only by demonstrating that her facility would be superior in every respect to what currently existed. As a result, she generated inflated expectations about what a hospice could accomplish. Wald’s records enable us to glimpse the complexities of the work of tending to dying people.

The Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

“From The Prelude: Book 2: SchoolTime (Continued) by William Wordsworth.” Poetry Foundation. Retrieved September 23, 2020 ( ...

Author: Sagar Simlandy and Sharmila Dutta Banik

Publisher: PS Opus Publications

ISBN: 8194731852

Category: Art

Page: 302

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Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation has a multi-dimensional personality- a politician, leader, statesman, journalist, writer, barrister, philosopher, social scientist and activist. He was born on 2nd October, 1869 during colonial period and died on 30th January, 1948 while India was independent. Between these two different perspectives of his life, he formulated and developed his political and philosophical ideas which he himself experienced in South Africa and India. Now the time has come to be reviewed/re-examined whether his political ideas and philosophy are relevant in the 21st Century, characterized by the problem of armed clashes, terrorism and the moral crisis of humanity. His ideas of Truth, Non-violence, Satyagraha, Sarvodaya etc. are to be re-examined to make these fit to be solved the present crises. His secular ideas of coexistence of all religions are more relevant than in his own time. Casteism is still a major problem in Indian politics. Can Gandhi’s concept of Harijan eradicate casteism and create a casteless society? Should Gandhian ideas of Democracy (not western type) and socialism (not Marxian type) be reviewed to solve the recent crises? The intellectuals and scholars coming from different parts of the country and the world will explore various aspects of Mahatma Gandhi's political and philosophical ideas for the question of humanity and morality which lack the present society and politics. The Book has important features and knowledge about Gandhian ideas and knowledge.

The Royal Society

Welcome Page About The Royal Society Dedication Frontispiece Prelude 1 Foundation 2 Charter 3 Experiment 4 Philosophical transactions 5 Repositories and ...

Author: Adrian Tinniswood

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786691884

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge has been at the forefront of scientific endeavour for more than 350 years, since receiving its royal charter from Charles II in 1662. Philosophical Transactions, published in 1665, established the concepts of scientific priority and peer review and is the oldest scientific journal in continuous publication in the world. The 8,000 fellows elected to the Society to date include all of the scientific leading lights of the last four centuries, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Hawking. The Society's motto, nullius in verba, 'on the word of no one', is a reminder of its founders' belief that authority must always be questioned; hypotheses can never be taken for granted; truths must be demonstrated or they are not truths at all. Adrian Tinniswood examines why the Royal Society has been such a pivotal institution in the cultural life of Britain and the world.

Harbinger Deluxe Edition Vol 2 HC

... Kyle Andrukiewicz Associate Editor: Alejandro Arbona (#1) Editor: Warren Simons HARADA VS. THE WORLD HARBINGER: OMEGAS #3 FOUNDATION IMPERIUM PRELUDE ...

Author: Joshua Dysart

Publisher: Valiant Entertainment

ISBN: 1682150844

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

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From the mind of New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM, Unknown Soldier) and an all-star cast of comics? top talents comes the second stunning oversized hardcover collection of the devastating series that the Onion/A.V. Club calls ?one of the most binge-worthy superhero comics currently available?! Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world? literally ? have come to a reckoning of will. In the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, their former families ? the Renegades and the Harbinger Foundation ? will lie in shards around them. What will stop these men ? either of them ? from reducing the world to ashes? The Renegades thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now their loved ones will pay the price?and their once secret conflict will change the world as we know it. Featuring artwork by Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), and more ? alongside 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features ? the HARBINGER DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 represents the entirety of the climatic final act of HARBINGER?s acclaimed first series for the first time anywhere in a prestige-sized hardcover format. Collecting HARBINGER #15-25, HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1-3, and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0.