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1st Edition

A Century of Science 1851-1951

Edited By

Herbert Dingle

ISBN 9781138965409
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
346 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1951 to coincide with the British Festival, this book explores the developments in science which had occurred since the Great Exhibition of 1851. Covering the full range of scientific development which had emerged in that time – from fundamental physics to evolution and genetics, and from geology to medical surgery – this accessible collection of essays charts with impressive comprehension and clarity the momentous changes which had occurred in the pursuit of science since the mid-nineteenth century, and ably demonstrates the appropriateness of citing the twentieth century as the advent of the scientific age.

A Century of Science will appeal to those interested in the history of science, those wishing to ground their knowledge of specific scientific disciplines in a broader understanding of the subject, and also to the general reader who values scientific progress and the questions it continues to raise.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. The Concept of Energy W. Wilson  2. Field Physics J.L. Synge  3. Particle Physics H.T. Flint  4. The Structure of the Atom W. Wilson  5. The Structure of Molecules J.R. Partington  6. The Chemical Elements J.R. Partington  7. Geology W.T. Gordon  8. The Earth’s Atmosphere P.A. Sheppard  9. The Constitution and Evolution of Stars W.H. McCrea  10. The Structure of the Universe Sir Harold Spencer Jones  11. Organic Evolution E.B. Ford  12. The Coming of Man F.E. Zeuner  13. The Progress of Homo Sapiens F.E. Zeuner  14. Genetics and Embryology G.R. de Beer  15. Physiology and Histology K. J. Fanklin  16. Biochemistry F.G. Young  17. Medicine, Surgery and their Scientific Development E. Ashworth Underwood  18. General Psychology Sir Cyril Burt  19. Medical Psychology Aubrey Lewis  20. The Significance of Science Professor H. Dingle

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