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(1) Les colloïdes (2) The Elements of Colloidal Chemistry (3) Colloid Chemistry: an Introduction, with some Practical Applications

Naturevolume 115pages634635 (1925) | Download Citation



THE reviewer confronted with three works on the same subject, written by authors belonging to three different nationalities, is almost irresistibly tempted to enlarge on national character in scientific writing. To escape this temptation he has adopted the prudent course of leaving it to the reader to decide what part racial and what part individual characteristics bear[in determining the difference in treatment.

(1) Les colloïdes.

J. Duclaux. (Actualités scientifiques.) Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie des Sciences. Troisième édition, entièrement revue et augmentée. Pp. viii + 290. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1924.) 15 francs.

(2) The Elements of Colloidal Chemistry.

Prof. Herbert Freundlich. Translated by Prof. George Barger. Pp. vii + 210. (London: Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1925.) 7s. 6d. net.

(3) Colloid Chemistry: an Introduction, with some Practical Applications.

Jerome Alexander. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Pp. viii + 208. (London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1925.) 9s. 6d. net.

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