1st Edition

The Rhythms of Life
and Other Essays in Science

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ISBN 9781032011790
June 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
196 Pages

USD $110.00

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Book Description

Originally published in 1929, this title is a series of essays on science at the beginning of the twentieth century. Including biology, chemistry, physics and psychology it covers a range of topics, from heating the house to suspended animation. This title can now be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. The Rhythms of Life  2. Animal Electricity  3. Animal Heat  4. Preconceived Perfection  5. Circulations  6. The Eye as a Camera  7. Prediction in Biology  8. The Significance of "Plague, Pestilence, Famine and Sudden Death" in the Litany  9. Are Women More Sensitive than Men?  10. Blaming the Air  11. Heating and Ventilating the House  12. Physiology and "Vital Force"  13. The Place and Power of the Nervous System, and its Relation to the Mind  14. What the Microscope has Achieved for Mankind  15. How Many Tastes Have We?  16. The Cause of Colour  17. Suspended Animation  18. Some Lost Arts.

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