(1) The Mechanism of Nature: being a Simple Approach to Modern Views on the Structure of Matter and Radiation (2) Matter and Radiation: with Particular Reference to the Detection and Uses of the Infra-red Rays

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    THE ignorance, in matters scientific, of the average intelligent and educated layman is one of the more curious and perturbing features of the age; curious, because science, mostly without intention and as a mere by-product of its activity, has done more to change the structure of society in the last fifty years than statesmen and reformers, in all the preceding aeons; perturbing, because the discoveries which the scientific worker drops so casually into the stream of knowledge have potentialities, for good or evil, so vast that it seems vitally important that those who are called upon to lead and direct society should have at least sufficient knowledge of the matter to enable them to appreciate these potentialities, and to direct them into wise channels.

    (1) The Mechanism of Nature: being a Simple Approach to Modern Views on the Structure of Matter and Radiation.

    Prof. E. N. da C. Andrade. Pp. xii + 170. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1930.) 6s. net.

    (2) Matter and Radiation: with Particular Reference to the Detection and Uses of the Infrared Rays.

    John Buckingham. Pp. xii + 144 + 8 plates. (London: Oxford University Press, 1930.) 7s. 6d. net.

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    (1) The Mechanism of Nature: being a Simple Approach to Modern Views on the Structure of Matter and Radiation (2) Matter and Radiation: with Particular Reference to the Detection and Uses of the Infra-red Rays. Nature 126, 344–345 (1930). https://doi.org/10.1038/126344a0

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