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Chemistry in the Twentieth Century: an Account of the Achievement and the Present State of Knowledge in Chemical Science

Nature volume 114, pages 56 (05 July 1924) | Download Citation



IT was a very happy thought which prompted the preparation of this impressive work under the guidance of a committee representing the scientific societies, with Dr. E. F. Armstrong as chairman and editor. No one even remotely interested in the achievements of chemical science who visits the Chemical Hall at the British Empire Exhibition can fail to be profoundly impressed by the display of chemical products which he sees there, but he will not perhaps so easily realise the important part which British scientific workers have played in building up the knowledge which rendered that display possible. To make the achievements of British chemists clear to all the world is the purpose of the book under review; and the purpose is realised most excellently in this series of monographs written by distinguished men of science and preceded by an introduction from the pen of the editor. After reading through the 280 pages or so of which the volume consists, one has a feeling of pride in the work which British chemists and men of science have accomplished.

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