1. an extended adventurous wandering
2. an intellectual or spiritual quest ..."
... American Heritage Dictionary
Rumors abound about how ADASI (pronounced like "Odyssey") got its name. Some
observers see it as set apart
from the rest of the publishing world, and point out that in Turkish it means
"island". Others say that it is an acronym for some ancient Latin phrase that
points, with convenient ambiguity, toward heaven or toward interstellar space.
Even more fantastic is the unfounded speculation that Arthur C. Clarke originally
wanted to name his famous novel "2001: A Space ADASI" before being seized with
Homeric inspiration. Still others refuse to speculate on the origin of this
homonymously suggestive name, noting with chagrin that "if the Company declines
to explain its name, why should I care?" For its part, ADASI denies all rumours
but still offers no explanation.
Fortunately, however, ADASI is more revealing about its methods and
motivations. It aims to bring tools of self-education to your
desktop, to offer classics and seminal books on science or on its
history. Indeed, it is sometimes hard to tell which of these
categories an ADASI book fits, because ADASI views knowledge as
interdisciplinary. Citing Johannes Kepler's legendary conception of
a cosmology while teaching geometry to his students, ADASI views
itself as positioned where science education and science are
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