Foundation and Earth
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[S.l.]: Random House Publishing Group, 2012.
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The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the great masterworks of science fiction. An ingenious blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women determined to shield enlightened humanity from a ceaseless threat of darkness and ultimate annihilation.Golan Trevize, former Councilman of the First Foundation, has chosen the future, and it is Gaia. A superorganism, Gaia is a holistic planet with a common consciousness so intensely united that every dewdrop, every pebble, every being, can speak for all&;and feel for all. It is a realm in which privacy is not only undesirable, it is incomprehensible. But is it the right choice for the destiny of mankind? While Trevize feels it is, that is not enough. He must know. Trevize believes the answer lies at the site of humanity&;s roots: fabled Earth . . . if it still exists. For no one is sure where the planet of Gaia&;s first settlers is to be found in the immense wilderness of the Galaxy. Nor can anyone explain why no record of Earth has been preserved, no mention of it made anywhere in Gaia&;s vast world-memory. It is an enigma Trevize is determined to resolve, and a quest he is determined to undertake, at any cost.
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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia. From the Paperback edition.
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Asimov, I. (2012). Foundation and Earth. [S.l.]: Random House Publishing Group.

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Asimov, Isaac,1920-1992. 2012. Foundation and Earth. [S.l.]: Random House Publishing Group.

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Asimov, Isaac,1920-1992, Foundation and Earth. [S.l.]: Random House Publishing Group, 2012.

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Asimov, Isaac,1920-1992. Foundation and Earth. [S.l.]: Random House Publishing Group, 2012. Web.

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