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.
D. F. Fraser-Harris