The Progress of Science

An Account of Recent Fundamental Researches in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

By J.G. Crowther

© 1934 – Routledge

354 pages

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Hardback: 9781138013506
pub: 2014-05-07
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About the Book

The Progress of Science, first published in 1934, was originally intended to help the interested reader develop their understanding of the natural sciences as they stood in the period leading up to the Second World War. This intention was predicated on the belief that the spirit of science can only have a positive influence on human society, and that when enough people are sufficiently scientifically-minded the problems of civilisation will be resolved through the steady application of scientific principles.

Covering the full range of the distinct disciplines– physics, chemistry, biology – this collection offers a fascinating window into the attitudes towards science at a time when the full extent of its potentially catastrophic potential was about to be realised across the world.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Cavendish Laboratory 2. The Copenhagen Spirit of the Quantum Theory 3. Soviet Physics 4. The Stars and the Universe 5. Cosmic Rays 6. Diplogen 7. The Chemistry of Evolution 8. Human Heredity 9. Pernicious Anaemia 10. Artificial Radioactivity

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
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SCIENCE / General
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SCIENCE / History
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SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
SCI051000
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI061000
SCIENCE / Relativity