History of Science in Canada


IT is likely that in most of the new countries of the world science takes dominant place alike in the educational field and in popular esteem. Circumstances combine to promote the development of scientific knowledge of one kind or another. Not only does the development of new resources give a direct economic stimulus to science but also there is probably a deeper influence at work and that is the stirring phenomenon of growth of a young country. New cities springing up, oil discovered here, minerals there, new industries born, railroads built, forests cut—these things make their mark upon the minds of the people so that they have an urge towards fresh knowledge. It is not the study of the old, not classics, nor even literature or history, but science which has the widest popular appeal and to which young students turn in ever–increasing numbers. Factors such as these lie behind the long story of the remarkable development of science in Canada which is told here.

History of Science in Canada

Frank Dawson Adams W. Lash Miller Frère Marie–Victorin J. R. Dymond Leo E. Pariseau J. J. Heagerty W. E. Harper Samuel Beatty A. Norman Shaw. H. M. Tory. Pp. vi + 152. (Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1939.) 2.50 dollars.

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ALTY, T. History of Science in Canada. Nature 148, 298–299 (1941) doi:10.1038/148298a0

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