Science Writing: The Translator

Well aware of the gap between the scientific and nonscientific communities —the "two cultures," as British Physicist and Author C. P. Snow calls them —politicians, educators, TV producers and scientists themselves have been trying to bridge it. No emissary to the nonscientific world has been more successful than a highly articulate biochemist named Isaac Asimov.

Driven by a compulsion to make science understandable to the intelligent layman, Asimov has written 96 books and hundreds of magazine articles dealing with nearly every scientific specialty, from The Genetic Code to The Neutrino. Stories such as I, Robot and The Martian Way...

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