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The Resource Foundation, Isaac Asimov

Foundation, Isaac Asimov

Label
Foundation
Title
Foundation
Statement of responsibility
Isaac Asimov
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Foundation is a cycle of five interrelated short stories. Long after Earth was forgotten, a peaceful and unified galaxy took shape, an Empire governed from the majestic city-planet of Trantor. The system worked, and grew, for countless generations. Everyone believed it would work forever. Everyone except Hari Seldon. As the great scientific thinker of his age Seldon could not be ignored. Reluctantly, the Commission of Public Safety agreed to finance the Seldon Plan. The coming disaster was predicted by Seldon's advances in psychohistory, the mathematics of very large human numbers, and it could not be averted. The Empire was doomed. Soon Trantor would lie in ruins. Chaos would overtake humanity. But the Seldon Plan was a long term strategy to minimize the worst of what was to come. Two Foundations were set up at opposite ends of the galaxy. Of the Second nothing can be told. It guards the secrets of psychohistory. Foundation is the story of the First Foundation, on the remote planet of Terminus, from which those secrets were withheld
Member of
Cataloging source
SALS
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1920-1992
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Asimov, Isaac
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
Foundation saga
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  • Seldon, Hari
  • Life on other planets
  • Psychohistory
Target audience
adult
Label
Foundation, Isaac Asimov
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1953
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058932558
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780008117498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963110299
Label
Foundation, Isaac Asimov
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1953
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058932558
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780008117498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963110299

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