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Response in the Living and Non-Living


THE apparent aim of this book is to show that “living response in all its diverse manifestations is found to be only a repetition of responses seen in the inorganic” (p. 189). It is difficult to treat this conclusion seriously, and the difficulty is sensibly increased by the mental bewilderment which is experienced on reading such statements as the following:—

Response in the Living and Non-Living.

By Jagadis Chunder Bose (Cantab.), D.Sc. (Lond.). Pp. xix + 199; with illustrations. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1902.) Price 10s. 6d.

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G., F. Response in the Living and Non-Living . Nature 67, 409–410 (1903).

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