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Chemistry in the Service of Man

Nature volume 130, page 384 (10 September 1932) | Download Citation

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WRITERS have called this a chemical age: it is certainly a period of chemical evolution, and side by side with a rapid advance in the science of chemistry there is great progress in its application to material things. Every layman participates in the benefits, and it behoves most of us to have some understanding of the how and the why of them. The conversation books of a former generation taught us in an entertaining way of the fruits of the earth and even of chemistry: to-day they are replaced by such books as that of Prof. Findlay, now in its fourth edition. He has somehow achieved the task of compressing everything into a very small compass, and yet produces a book which is eminently readable by an average person

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