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Nature volume 139, page 216 (06 February 1937) | Download Citation

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THIS book is the first of a new series of volumes wherein, it is intended, the advances made in the chief branches of pure science over a period of five years will be described in plain language by experts. These books are intended both for ordinary readers of scientific tastes and for those workers in any one branch of science who would like to learn with a minimum of trouble what is new and important in other branches. The style and difficulty is, in consequence, somewhere between those of the illustrated popular expositions and the learned reports for the specialist in his own science. Editors and publishers have attempted this kind of books in the past, sometimes with success, but it is good news that the Council of the British Association with its wide knowledge of the right contributors has now begun this work. The chief difficulty of such enterprises is, of course, in getting the best men to take the peculiar trouble which semi-popular exposition demands.

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