The Left Hand Of The Electron - Isaac Asimov
White Lion (1974)
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The Left Hand of the Electron is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov. It was the ninth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1972.

One of the essays in The Left Hand of the Electron, titled "The Asymmetry of Life", was Asimov's 160th monthly essay to this periodical.

This collection contains essays concerning the effect of electron-spin direction on molecular structure e.g. the "Inverse Sugar" (similar to Inverted sugar syrup) in honey with philosophical reflections on the minority of left handedness in general.

* A — The Problem of Left and Right
o 1 — Odds and Evens
o 2 — The Left Hand of the Electron
o 3 — Seeing Double
o 4 — The 3-D Molecule
o 5 — The Asymmetry of Life
* B — The Problem of Oceans
o 6 — The Thalassogens
o 7 — Hot Water
o 8 — Cold Water
* C — The Problem of Numbers and Lines
o 9 — Prime Quality
o 10 — Euclid's Fifth
o 11 — The Plane Truth
* D — The Problem of the Platypus
o 12 — Holes in the Head
* E — The Problem of History
o 13 — The Eureka Phenomenon
o 14 — Pompey and Circumstance
o 15 — Bill and I
* F — The Problem of Population
o 16 — Stop!
o 17 — …But How?

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