Two Thousand Years of Science: the Wonders of Nature and their Discoverers

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THE lack of scientific knowledge among the general public is universally recognised and deplored in the world of science. We may hope that the defect will be remedied in the next few generations, since science is now a part of all secondary school education and will doubtless permeate the elementary schools before many years are past. At the moment, however, there is a very real need for books which will give the layman some acquaintance with science and its development without entering too deeply into points of technical detail. Prof. Harvey-Gibson's book is a valiant effort to give a popular résumé of the history of science from the earliest times to the present day, and as such commands at least our admiration for its courage, even if we cannot unreservedly award it our full approval on all points.

Two Thousand Years of Science: the Wonders of Nature and their Discoverers.

Prof. R. J. Harvey-Gibson. Pp. vii + 362. (London: A. and C. Black, Ltd., 1929.) 12s. 6d. net.

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