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    (1) THE author of this little text-book is to be congratulated. His aim has been “to cover the school certificate and matriculation syllabuses in Heat, Light, and Sound in a manner which will appeal to the student.” In this aim he certainly appears to be very successful. The subject matter contains the latest available information, obtained from the most trustworthy sources. The whole is presented in an instructive and attractive manner. The illustrations alone are worthy of special mention, in many cases being self-explanatory and thus relieving the text of an unnecessary burden. The author has not forgotten the historical side of the subject, and short biographies and experiments of famous physicists have been introduced in appropriate places.

    (1) Heat, Light and Sound: for School Certificate Students.

    By E. Nightingale. (Bell's Natural Science Series.) Pp. xiii + 381 + ix + 11 plates. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1928.) 6s. 6d.

    (2) Sound: for School Certificate Students.

    By E. Nightingale. (Bell's Natural Science Series.) Pp. ix + 273-381 + ii. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1928.) 2s. 6d

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    Our Bookshelf. Nature 123, 79–80 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/123079a0

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