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These Amazing Electrons

Nature volume 142, page 691 (15 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS volume merits serious consideration as an attempt to popularize science, with proper emphasis on its social significance. It is not a mere book of wonders (although they are in it), but an accurate and Well-illustrated account of the principles and applications of electronics. The development is not superficial, but it should be possible for anyone to follow it easily who has no more initial knowledge of electricity than is required for the use of ordinary domestic electrical apparatus. Mr. Yates's style is vivid, almost racy, and will probably irritate an academically trained physicist ; but it is unlikely to disturb the average lay reader.

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