Science in the Changing World, first published in 1933, contains a series of broadcasted presentations on the relationship between science and the development of European civilisation in the first half of the 20th century. Specifically, each talk attempts to reflect the crisis through which the world seemed to be passing at the time, and to make an analysis of those forces of transformation in science, art, economics, and social life which were associated most closely with the advent of the ‘scientific’ century. Included among the presenters are such eminent and diverse thinkers as Julian Huxley, Bertrand Russell and Hilaire Belloc.
Science at Your Service: First published in 1945, this collection of twelve BBC broadcasts focuses on the influence of science in everyday life, and demonstrates that not all science is remote and theoretical. Each speaker deals with some aspect of mid-20th century scientific advance as it related to subjects of practical importance, from textiles and tunnels to fishing and ship design. Offering a glimpse into the attitudes towards science current in the middle of the Second World War, this brief and accessible collection will be of interest to cultural historians as well as to the general science enthusiast.
Table of Contents
Science in the Changing World:
Introduction Thomas Holland Part 1: What Is Science? H. Levy 1. The Paradox of Science 2. Science in Revolt 3. Science in Action 4. Is the Universe Mysterious? 5. Science – Disruptive and Constructive? 6. Everyone a Scientist Part 2: What is Man? 1. Man as a Relative Being Julian Huxley 2. Our Place in Nature John R. Baker 3. Missing Links John R. Baker 4. The Evolution of Mind John R. Baker 5. The Control of Development John R. Baker 6. Man and Reality Julian Huxley Part 3: What is Civilization? 1. The Scientific Society Bertrand Russell 2. Economists, Scientists, and Humanists Aldous Huxley 3. Science and the Self Hugh I’A. Fausset 4. Man and the Machine Hilaire Belloc 5. The Spirit of Science Oliver Lodge
Science at Your Service:
Preface E.C. Bullard 1. Science and the House Julian S. Huxley 2. The Science of Building Sir Edward Appleton and Sir George Burt 3. Plastics Sir Lawrence Bragg 4. Clothing and Fabrics J.B. Speakman 5. Explosives John Read 6. Sounding the Earth’s Crust A. O. Rankine, O.B.E. 7. Our Weather Sir Nelson Johnson 8. The Housewife and the Fisheries Michael Graham 9. Saving life at Sea Albert Parker and H.S. Humphreys 10. Science and Ship Design J.L. Kent 11. The Tunnel Builders G.L. Groves 12. Science in National life E.C. Bullard
Thomas Holland, H. Levy, Julian Huxley, John R. Baker, Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley, Hugh I'A. Fausset, Hilaire Belloc, J.B.S. Haldane, Oliver Lodge, Mary Adams.
Julian S. Huxley, Edward Appleton, George Burt, Lawrence Bragg, J.B. Speakman, John Read, A. O. Rankine, Nelson Johnson, Michael Graham, Albert Parker, J.L. Kent, G.L. Groves and E.C. Bullard