Into the Atomic Age A Study of Fishes

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A LITERARY problem which does not become less difficult with the increasing complexity of science is that of presenting recent discoveries in a form which is intelligible to the layman. Usually, when an author announces that he is writing a popular book on a scientific topic for the layman, it means that he is either writing a non-specialist book which will be of general interest to the specialist in some other subject, or he is writing a book which will capture the fancy of the general reading public because of the intrinsic interest of the subject itself.

Into the Atomic Age

By Chapman Pincher. Pp. 158 + 36 plates. (London: Hutchinson and Co. (Publishers), Ltd., 1948.) 9s. 6d. net.

A Study of Fishes

By Chapman Pincher. Pp. 304. (London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd., 1948.) 15s. net.

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HAWKINS, T. Into the Atomic Age A Study of Fishes. Nature 163, 704–705 (1949) doi:10.1038/163704b0

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