The Naked Sun

The Caves of Steel took place on Earth, a world of many human beings and few
robots, while The Naked Sun took place on Solaria, a world of few human beings
and many robots. What's more, although my books are generally devoid of ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307792404

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!

Beneath the Naked Sun

Author: Connie Fife

Publisher: Sister Vision Press


Category: Indian women

Page: 89

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The Robot Novels






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Deep Space Flight and Communications

7.4 GRAVITATIONAL LENS OF THE NAKED SUN (1) Assumed mass of the Sun:
1.9889164628E30kg; that is, Sun ... the Sun: 548.230 AU $ 3.17 light days $
13.86 times the Sun-to-Pluto distance (6) Patterns of the naked Sun's gravity lens
at ...

Author: Claudio Maccone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540729437

Category: Science

Page: 402

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The majority of books dealing with prospects for interstellar flight tackle the problem of the propulsion systems that will be needed to send a craft on an interstellar trajectory. The proposed book looks at two other, equally important aspects of such space missions, and each forms half of this two part book. Part 1 looks at the ways in which it is possible to exploit the focusing effect of the Sun as a gravitational lens for scientific missions to distances of 550 AU and beyond into interstellar space. The author explains the mechanism of the Sun as a gravitational lens, the scientific investigations which may be carried out along the way to a distance of 550 AU (and at the 550 AU sphere itself), the requirements for exiting the Solar System at the highest speed and a range of project ideas for missions entering interstellar space. Part 2 of the book deals with the problems of communicating between an interstellar spaceship and the Earth, especially at very high speeds. Here the author assesses a range of mathematical tools relating to the Karhunen-Loève Transform (KLT) for optimal telecommunications, technical topics that may one day enable humans flying around the Galaxy to keep in contact with the Earth. This part of the book opens with a summary of the author’s 2003 Pešek Lecture presented at the IAC in Bremen, which introduces the concept of KLT for engineers and ‘newcomers’ to the subject. It is planned to include a DVD containing the full mathematical derivations of the KLT for those interested in this important mathematical tool whilst the text itself will contain the various results without outlines of the mathematical proofs. Astronautical engineers will thus be able to see the application of the results without getting bogged down in the mathematics.

Mathematical SETI

This table shows the radius of the focal sphere for the naked Sun (i.e., the Sun as
if it had no corona), the coronal Sun (i.e., the Sun with a conventionally assumed
minimal focal distance of 1,000AU), and all the planets, sorted in the correct ...

Author: Claudio Maccone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642274374

Category: Science

Page: 724

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This book introduces the Statistical Drake Equation where, from a simple product of seven positive numbers, the Drake Equation is turned into the product of seven positive random variables. The mathematical consequences of this transformation are demonstrated and it is proven that the new random variable N for the number of communicating civilizations in the Galaxy must follow the lognormal probability distribution when the number of factors in the Drake equation is allowed to increase at will. Mathematical SETI also studies the proposed FOCAL (Fast Outgoing Cyclopean Astronomical Lens) space mission to the nearest Sun Focal Sphere at 550 AU and describes its consequences for future interstellar precursor missions and truly interstellar missions. In addition the author shows how SETI signal processing may be dramatically improved by use of the Karhunen-Loève Transform (KLT) rather than Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). Finally, he describes the efforts made to persuade the United Nations to make the central part of the Moon Far Side a UN-protected zone, in order to preserve the unique radio-noise-free environment for future scientific use.

Chase the Naked Sun

Now I know that I was reaching vainly for the naked sun till its rays smouldered
my groping fingers . Not satisfied with that , I'd tried to scale a mountain upon
whose peak I'd wished to plant my feet and yell in exultation to the four winds : “
Fools ...

Author: J. Eddie Infante




Page: 381

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A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg

As the merit and righteousness of the Lord are therefore purely Divine , and
things purely Divine are such that if they were applied and ascribed to man he
would instantly die , and , like a stock cast into the naked sun , would be
consumed , so ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg




Page: 764

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The Sun Recorded Through History

I estimate that I have seen about 40 different sun-spots with the naked eye—their
diameters (umbrae) ranging from about 8,000 to 35,000 milles”. In this paper,
Dawson mentions the naked-eye sunspot observed in the “notes” column. During

Author: J.M. Vaquero

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387927909

Category: Science

Page: 382

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The Sun is nowadays observed using di?erent techniques that provide an almost instantaneous 3-D map of its structure. Of particular interest is the studyofthevariabilityinthesolaroutputproducedbythedissipationofm- netic energy on di?erent spatial and temporal scales – the so-called magnetic activity. The 11-year cycle is the main feature describing this phenomenon. Apart from its intrinsic scienti?c interest, this topic is worth studying because of the interaction of such processes with the terrestrial environment. A ?eet of space and ground-based observatories are currently monitoring the behaviour of our star on a daily basis. However, solar activity varies not only on this decadal time-scale, as has been attested mainly through two methods: (a) records of the number of sunspots observed on the solar surface from 1610, and (b) the records of 14 10 cosmogenic isotopes, such as Cand Be, measured in tree-rings and i- cores, respectively. The study of the long-term behaviour of solar activity may be comp- mented by the study of historical accounts describing phenomena directly or indirectly related to solar activity. Numerous scienti?c and non-scienti?c d- uments have reported these events and we can make use of them as a proxy of solar activity in past times.

The Naked Executive

Where's my sash and tiara?” This is not really what I was thinking, but it might as
well have been. There's an ongoing battle between “know it all” and wisdom you
know. One of my favorite parables is about the sun and the wind trying to get the

Author: Kelly Davies

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614480745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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A practical, step-by-step guide to being more honest and how it can empower you and improve your everyday life and career. Can being honest really change your life forever? Kelly Davies thinks so. From telling yourself the truth about how much you weigh to how you really feel about your spouse, Kelly says the little lies you are constantly telling yourself are keeping you in a subconscious state of unworthiness. These lies are keeping you from fully committing to the action that can make your real dreams come true! In this book, you’ll discover: · One girl: The Naked Executive. A girl that chose to tell people the truth about how she really felt and watched her entire life change before her very eyes. · Four steps to get naked: By acknowledging the truth, handling the emotions, apologizing in advance, and then accepting the change in your relationships, you can tell anyone the truth about anything—including your mother. · Ten lessons learned while getting naked: Getting naked is a process, and these ten important lessons create a safe place for you to admit you are not perfect, your life is not perfect, and you’re tired of pretending that everything’s ok—when it’s not. By getting naked, we find truth and freedom, which can change your life forever. When you’re naked there are no more dead end relationships, no more struggles with the would have’s and could have’s, finally empowering you to live the life you were meant to live.

I Asimov

The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun were the first two of my “robot novels,”
which introduced the detective team of Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw. (
Daneel was a humaniform robot and possibly the most popular character in all
my ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307573532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as only Asimov himself could tell it. Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write; who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century. Here are his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from religion to politics, love and divorce, friendship and Hollywood, fame and mortality. Here, too, is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the varied personalities—Campbell, Ellison, Heinlein, Clarke, del Rey, Silverberg, and others—who along with Asimov helped shape science fiction. As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future he so vividly envisioned.

The Naked and the Dead

He continued talking to the men as they marched, but the sun was hotter, and
everyone was tired again, a little irritable. His own approach was less
spontaneous now. “How's it going, Polack?” “No kicks.” Polack kept walking

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 146685488X

Category: Fiction

Page: 722

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Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since enjoyed a long and well-deserved tenure in the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially for the occasion by Norman Mailer. Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows a platoon of Marines who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948 with the wisdom of a man twice Mailer's age and the raw courage of the young man he was, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.

Statement of reasons for embracing the doctrines and disclosures of Emmanuel Swedenborg Reasons for embracing the doctrines and disclosures of Emmanuel Swedenborg etc

This sun is distant from the angels , as the sun of the natural world is from men ,
in order that it may not touch them with its naked rays , and thus immediately ; for
thus they would be consumed like a firebrand thrown into the naked sun , as was

Author: George Bush




Page: 120

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A Compendium of the Theological and Spiritual Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg

This , indeed , was done ; but firebrand thrown into the naked sun , as was said .
they , in order to avoid a wolf , fell upon a lion ; or , Hence it may be evident , that
the merit and rightas it is said in the proverb , Wishing to avoid Cha - eousness of

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg



Category: New Jerusalem Church

Page: 574

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History of the Christian Church

This sun , “ is distant from the angels as the sun of the natural world is from men ,
in order that it may not touch them with its naked rays immediately ; for thus they
would be consumed like a firebrand thrown into the naked sun . Surely a divine ...

Author: Henry Clay Sheldon



Category: Church history


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The World and the Bo Tree

Then he took on the naked sun like a flame that lighted the world . “ He must paint
the sun in its strength , ” said Ruskin , “ not rising above it . ” To Ruskin , who
thought Constable honest but unteachable , Turner was the greatest man of the
age ...

Author: Helen Bevington

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822311652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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Relates the experiences of Bevington during her travels through Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and elswwhere, in her search for the bo tree--paradise

Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

An anteamazement over a field of skeletons screens the naked sun - scorched
earth . Skeletons of all kinds of animals bestrew lope rushes from the wood
behind the ground . There is it often seen how them , a tiger follows , and while
each the ...






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Blackwood s Magazine

No trace of thriving vegetation amazement over a field of skeletons screens the
naked sun - scorched earth . and bodies half - decayed . An ante Skeletons of all
kinds of animals bestrew lope rushes from the wood behind the ground . There is




Category: England


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The Work of the Sun

All afternoon on the sunporch I sat naked in the sun, Thinking of things composed
, imposed, myself a kind of flower, Late, late, but not yet overblown, irremediably
done. The night, of course, will have a place for me: Order, disorder — the huge,

Author: Charles Edward Eaton

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780845348871

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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'The Work of the Sun', Charles Edward Eaton's 17th collection of poetry, includes selections from 'The Guest on Mild Evenings' (1992), 'The Country of the Blue' (1994), 'The Fox and I' (1996), 'The Scout in Summer' (1999), 'The Jogger by the Sea' (2000), and over 30 new poems, previously published in 'Salmagundi', 'The New Criterion', and others.

Custom and Myth

The conclusion of the argument is that antiquity spoke of the naked sun , and of
the chaste dawn hiding her face when she had seen her husband . Yet she says
she will come again . And after the sun has travelled through the world in search

Author: Andrew Lang



Category: Folklore

Page: 312

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Storms from the Sun

45 To the naked eye , the face of the Sun appears to be unblemished , constant ,
and pure . And from the time of Aristotle that was the culturally and politically
correct point of view , at least in Western civilization . The heavens were perfect
and ...

Author: Michael J. Carlowicz

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309076425

Category: Science

Page: 234

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Examines the emerging physical science of space weather and the impact the sun and solar storms have on Earth life.