Prelude to Foundation

This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900951

Category: Fiction

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This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, bold ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence—beginning with one exceptional man. 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.

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.” Arab
Studies Quarterly 15 (3):1–20. ———. (1994a). “Farewell to thePax Americana:
Iran ...

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.

Second Foundation

The second volume in the world-famous Foundation saga.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0586017135

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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. The First Foundation has been defeated, crushed by the formidable mental powers of the Mule. But whispers of the mysterious Second Foundation, the only hope of defeating the Mule, are beginning to spread... Surviving members of the First Foundation also fear the secret powers of the Second Foundation, vowing to find and destroy it. However, the location of the Second Foundation remains shrouded in mystery. Finding it will lead the Foundation to the opposite end of the Galaxy, where the fate of Seldon's two Foundations awaits.

An Asimov Companion

Introduction 18 C C C C QJ QJ QJ QJ QJ QJ QJ QJ SE1 S12/SM2 SM2 S12 S1 2
S2G 1st Foundation parallel plot 2nd ... Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part I
Part II Part I Part I FLN1 FLN2 FLN3 FLN4 (FLN5)/FLp FLN8 Prelude to
Foundation ...

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786498234

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.

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Prelude to Empire

... and the start of Vasco da Gama ' s voyage of discovery to India - discoveries for
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.

A Beautiful Math

—Emperor Cleon to Hari Seldon, Prelude to Foundation Isaac Asimov excelled at
predicting the future. In one of his early science ... 2 Real-life psychohistory does
not yet exist—not now, not really, and not for a long time. But there are many ...

Author: Tom Siegfried

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309101921

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Millions have seen the movie and thousands have read the book but few have fully appreciated the mathematics developed by John Nash's beautiful mind. Today Nash's beautiful math has become a universal language for research in the social sciences and has infiltrated the realms of evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and even quantum physics. John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering research published in the 1950s on a new branch of mathematics known as game theory. At the time of Nash's early work, game theory was briefly popular among some mathematicians and Cold War analysts. But it remained obscure until the 1970s when evolutionary biologists began applying it to their work. In the 1980s economists began to embrace game theory. Since then it has found an ever expanding repertoire of applications among a wide range of scientific disciplines. Today neuroscientists peer into game players' brains, anthropologists play games with people from primitive cultures, biologists use games to explain the evolution of human language, and mathematicians exploit games to better understand social networks. A common thread connecting much of this research is its relevance to the ancient quest for a science of human social behavior, or a Code of Nature, in the spirit of the fictional science of psychohistory described in the famous Foundation novels by the late Isaac Asimov. In A Beautiful Math, acclaimed science writer Tom Siegfried describes how game theory links the life sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences in a way that may bring Asimov's dream closer to reality.

Benedictus Dominus a course of meditations

APOSTOLIC FOUNDATIONS . PRELUDE . i . Thou art Peter , and upon this Rock
I will build My Church . - S . Matt . xvi . 18 . ii . Our Lord speaking these words .
POINT I . Consider the building of the Church . a . There are twelve foundation ...

Author: Richard Meux Benson

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The Relationship Between the German Missionaries of the Congregation of St Benedict from St Ottilien and the German Colonial Authorities in Tanzania 1887 1907

2 . 3 . The Foundation of the Benedictine Monastic Mission Stations under Fr .
Maurus Hartmann : 1894 - 1902 2 . 5 . 1 . - · Prelude to the Foundations . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . 2 . 5 . 2 . - Monastic Mission Stations in South - Eastern Tanzania ...

Author: Sebastian Wolfgang Napachichi

Publisher: Benedictine Publications Ndanda

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Category: Tanzania

Page: 228

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Heroes Monsters and Values

IN ISAAC ASIMOV'S PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION (1988), Hari Seldon wonders
why “so many people spend their lives ... 2 Nevertheless, the same decade that
gave us such execrable exploitation as The Thing with Two Heads (1972) and
big ...

Author: Michael Berman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443827762

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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This exciting new anthology brings together many diverse views on blockbuster and cult science fiction films of the 1970s. These essays, which range in focus from Alien to Zardoz, explore some of the most fundamental questions about the meaning of being human. The chapters of the first section challenge our notions of heroism, confronting our ideas with issues of history, gender and embodiment. The second section’s contributions delve into the human caused monstrosities of our own ingenuity and curiosity whereby our technology transforms the human into a source of horror. The anthology’s final section is a chorus that speaks to the cinematic depictions that disrupt our religious and moral assumptions. The international group of contributors have produced a surprising, entertaining and enlightening work that will appeal to both science fiction and film enthusiasts the world over.

Prelude to Philosophy

Paul sets up his address against this heresy by affirming the faith and salvation of
his audience (Col 1:2-6) and the ... He transitions into a discussion of the
foundation for their faith in one of the great christological passages in all of
Scripture ...

Author: Mark W. Foreman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830896600

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Unlike a full introduction to philosophy, Mark Foreman's book is a prelude to the subject, a prolegomenon that dispels misunderstandings and explains the rationale for engaging in philosophical reasoning. Concise and straightforward, Prelude to Philosophy is a guide for those looking to embark on the "examined life."

Prelude to the Easter Rising

no foundation whatever. While Mr. Freeman has a wide acquaintance, we know
our people in all parts ... Irish agent Mc.Goy [sic]2 reported here today at
Consulate General. Has received passport number 8345, dated November 26
this year, ...

Author: Reinhard R. Doerries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973399

Category: History

Page: 248

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Prelude to the Easter Rising casts light upon the clandestine activities of Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany from 1914 to 1916. German military intelligence and the Imperial Foreign Office had far-reaching plans to use the Irish in the war against Britain. Radical Irish-American leaders were behind Casement's mission to Berlin. It took some time for the highly sensitive and idealistic Casement to realize that neither the German General Staff nor the Imperial Chancellor was able or willing to lend full military support to the Irish. When Casement began to see that the rising would be a bloody massacre, he left for Ireland to halt the fatal development and, if necessary, sacrifice his own honour and life. The carefully edited documents contained in this volume, mostly from the German Foreign Office archives in Bonn, present a full record of Casement's activities prior to Easter 1916. Over 80 years later, these papers have lost none of their emotional intimacy.

The Foundation of Rome

W when , with a weariness that was not entirely feigned , he described PRELUDE
HY WRITE ANOTHER history of Rome's origins ? 1 Didn't Livy say it all at the
beginning of his monumental book , the subject as “ old and hackneyed ” ? 2 ...

Author: Alexandre Grandazzi

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801482472

Category: History

Page: 236

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Over the course of centuries, many stories on the origin of Rome have arisen. Sorbonne professor of classics Alexandre Grandazzi places these accounts in their contemporary contexts to produce a depiction of Rome's origins that is both up-to-date and provocative. The methodological and historiographical dimensions of the book-- first published in France in 1991--have endeared it to many even outside the field of ancient history.

The Wellesley Prelude

... the vital unity between God and man is from God , and are the foundation of
religious faith and clearly kept before the reader . ... 2 . By Adolfo Bartoli . ciple of
Wesleyan Academy , Wilbraham . Boston and University Algebra , By E. Olney .

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Prelude to Nuremberg

2 vols. New York, 1963. Breitman, Richard, and Alan M. Kraut. American Refugee
Policy and European Jewry, 1933–1947. Bloomington, 1987. Broszat, Martin.
The Hitler State: The Foundation and Development of the Internal Structure of the
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Author: Arieh J. Kochavi

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807866873

Category: History

Page: 328

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Between November 1945 and October 1946, the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg tried some of the most notorious political and military figures of Nazi Germany. The issue of punishing war criminals was widely discussed by the leaders of the Allied nations, however, well before the end of the war. As Arieh Kochavi demonstrates, the policies finally adopted, including the institution of the Nuremberg trials, represented the culmination of a complicated process rooted in the domestic and international politics of the war years. Drawing on extensive research, Kochavi painstakingly reconstructs the deliberations that went on in Washington and London at a time when the Germans were perpetrating their worst crimes. He also examines the roles of the Polish and Czech governments-in-exile, the Soviets, and the United Nations War Crimes Commission in the formulation of a joint policy on war crimes, as well as the neutral governments' stand on the question of asylum for war criminals. This compelling account thereby sheds new light on one of the most important and least understood aspects of World War II.


Discovering Piano Literature Book 2

... their growing awareness of the “grammar of music” will lay a firm foundation for
developing good musical performances. ... 2 Dolinsky Little Shepherd Etude
Gnessina Black Key Etude Gurlitt Dialogue Etude No. ... 15 Levidova Lullaby
Oettinger Petite Suite* Miaskovsky Carefree Song Oettinger Memories of a
Distant Place* VOLUME 3 (14732) BAROQUE Bach Short Prelude in C Major,
BWV 939 Türk ...

Author: M'lou Dietzer

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457409100

Category: Music

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This collection of classic intermediate literature contains pieces from the four style periods. Theoretical elements are highlighted to hasten the evaluation and presentation of each piece.