Foundations and Development of Heat


RECENT years have seen the production of several books on heat such as Roberts's “Heat and Thermodynamics” and Saha and Srivastava's “Treatise on Heat”, to say nothing of more special works such as Hoare's “Thermodynamics”. But the work now before us occupies a place of its own and will be welcomed by teachers who wish for something between an elementary text-book and a comprehensive treatise. It gives the best of the earlier work and at the same time includes some account of recent investigations.

A Text-Book of Heat

By Prof. H. S. Allen R. S. Maxwell. Part 1. Pp. ix + 527 + xvi. 10s. Part 2. Pp. x + 531–849 + xi. 10s. 6d. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1939.)

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HOUSTOUN, R. Foundations and Development of Heat. Nature 145, 86–87 (1940).

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