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The next hundred years : the unfinished business of science

Author: C C Furnas
Publisher: New York : Reynal & Hitchcock, [1936] ©1936
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Furnas, C.C. (Clifford Cook), 1900-1969.
Next hundred years.
New York, Reynal & Hitchcock [©1936]
(OCoLC)613298331
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C C Furnas
OCLC Number: 1227811
Notes: "A Williams & Wilkins book."
Description: xiv, 434 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Biology: The battle of eugenics --
What is life? --
Our chemical masters --
Infectious diseases --
Food --
The whole man --
What of death? --
The six-legged pests --
The poor plants and ailing animals --
The price of progress --
pt. 2. Chemistry: Synthetics --
Solvents --
Outdoing nature --
pt. 3. Physics: What's new in the nucleus? --
Energy for the taking --
The newer elements --
The scholar's haven --
pt. 4. Engineering: The road ahead --
Labor-saving --
Power --
Light --
Transportation --
Communication --
Our mineral resources --
The perfect farm --
Agriculture is an industry --
Food manufacture --
Making the best of weather --
pt. 5. Social consequences: The risen tide of invention --
Leisure without lethargy --
The life of assurance.
Responsibility: by C.C. Furnas ...

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