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Frontiers: New Discoveries About Man and His Planet, Outer Space and the Universe is a non-fiction book by Isaac Asimov. The collection of science essays was first published by E.P. Dutton/Truman in 1990.

Contents[]

  • Frontiers of Early Man
    • Our Ancient Ancestors
    • How Old Are We?
    • On Your Hind Legs
    • Hands at Last
    • A Bone Speaks Volumes
    • Man's First Language
    • Man's First Discovery
    • Fueling the Fires
    • Our Cousin the Coelacanth
    • The Relentless Population Rise
  • Frontiers of Science
    • The Brightest X Rays
    • Reward Delayed
    • The Noblest Element
    • Raising the Temperature
    • Atom Smasher Supreme
    • The Two Nothings
    • Supercritical
    • A Question of Priorities
    • Suddenly, Thallium Plays a Role
    • Breaking the Bond
    • A Dream Comes True
    • Getting Old
    • The Elusive Quark
    • How Many Particles?
    • Taming Antimatter
    • Improving on the Diamond
    • Cold, Cold Fusion
    • Tritium—Why It's Crucial
    • Forever Gone
    • The Simpler Shape
    • The Dangerous Microorganism
    • The Telltale Flash
    • The Genome Project
    • First Look at the DNA Molecule
    • The Head of a Pin
    • Our Biological Clock
  • Frontiers of Earth
    • The Shifting Earth
    • The Wobbling Earth
    • Those Oceanic Hot Spots
    • The Big Crack
    • The Central Heat
    • The First Cell
    • The Conquest of the Land
    • How Green Plants Began
    • Dinosaurs Everywhere
    • Squashed Sand
    • Death of the Dinosaurs: A New Clue
    • Fossil Fact or Fiction
    • More Evidence of Feathered Fliers
    • The Biggest Flyer
    • Past Monsters
    • The Most Successful Life-Form
    • The Homing Turtles
    • The Oddest Mammal
    • Old Water
    • Lightning and Life
    • Overkill
    • The Ozone Hole
    • The Last Clean Place
    • Wetter and Warmer
    • Leap Second
    • A Map Too Good to Be True
    • The Mislaid Island
    • When the Earth Was Too Hot and Too Cold
    • Ice Ages and the Plateau Effect
    • Moon Mysteries, Earth's History
  • Frontiers of Space
    • The Cracked Crust
    • Blast over Siberia
    • Halley's Comet
    • More About Halley's Comet
    • The Largest Molecule
    • Our Identical Twin
    • Microwaves as Cloud-Zappers
    • Space Rocks
    • Close Call with an Asteroid
    • Diamonds from Space
    • The Dead World
    • The Slow Breakdown
    • Old Reliable
    • Going Where the Energy Is
    • An Ocean of Gasoline
    • The Elusive Tenth
    • The Little Rocket that Could
    • The Lopsided Satellite
    • Beware the Flare!
    • Skimming the Sun
    • The Invisible Cloud
    • What's in a Name?
    • Pluto and Charon: The Dumbbell Worlds
    • The Case of the Missing "Planet"
    • The Falling Moon of Mars
    • Life on Mars Revisited
    • A Little Brighter
    • Space Pollution
    • Where Do We Go from Here?
    • The End?
    • Are We Alone?
    • The Supernova Next Door
    • The Planet Hunt
    • Far Beyond
    • The Giveaway Bursts
    • The Neutron Surprise
    • The Invisible Dust Clouds
    • The Weakest Wave
    • The Relativity Test
    • Neutrinos from Afar
    • The White Dwarf Clock
    • The Gamma Giveaway
    • The Force that Can Swallow a Star
    • The Cluster Yardstick
    • Gravity Plays Tricks
    • The In-Between Objects and the Missing Mass
    • Galaxies in Collision
    • Ten Billion Light-Years Away
    • Seeing the Past
    • The Fastest Telescope
    • The Oldest Birthday
    • Superstars?
    • The Baby Pulsar
    • Beyond the Beyond
    • Why Are Things as They Are?
    • Where the Universe Ends

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See Also[]

List of Books by Isaac Asimov

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