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The Gases of the Atmosphere: The History of their Discovery

Nature volume 96, page 619 (03 February 1916) | Download Citation



JUST complaint has been made recently in NATURE of the dearth of good modern popular or semi-popular literature calculated to inform the public of the methods and achievements of natural science. Nothing could be better for this purpose than Sir William Ramsay's book on “The Gases of the Atmosphere,” for here we have a first-hand account of modern discoveries in a connected and highly interesting narrative, and presented in a sufficiently elementary style to make the subject intelligible to a large leading public.

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