The Metallic State: Electrical Properties and Theories

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IT becomes increasingly difficult to-day to work contentedly at any one corner of knowledge, unrecking of the repercussions between the different branches of science; moreover there exist borderline regions, the successful cultivation of which demands an intimate acquaintance with the facts and theories of two or three branches of science. At the same time it is not easy to take a catholic view—the enormous mass of accumulated facts, increasing in a manner which reminds one of the expanding universe, drives us, in despair of ever coping with them, back to the position of the specialist, cultivating our corner, perhaps not so contentedly, as we muse upon the inter-relations which we are perforce ignoring.

The Metallic State: Electrical Properties and Theories.

By Dr. W. Hume-Rothery. Pp. xx + 372. (Oxford: Clarendon Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1931.) 25s. net.

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FERGUSON, A. The Metallic State: Electrical Properties and Theories . Nature 129, 116–117 (1932) doi:10.1038/129116a0

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