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Readings in the physical sciences

Author: Harlow Shapley; Helen Wright; Samuel Berder Rapport
Publisher: New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1948.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Readings in the physical sciences.
New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts [1948]
(OCoLC)594370747
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow Shapley; Helen Wright; Samuel Berder Rapport
OCLC Number: 313274
Description: xiii, 501 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One. Science and Scientific Method --
Thoughts on science / Aristotle to Einstein --
Method of scientific investigation/ T.H. Huxley --
Reasonableness of science / W.M. Davis --
Science and engineering / William F. Durand --
Place of science in a liberal education / Bertrand Russell --
Imagination creatrix / John Livingston Lowes --
Scientists are lonely men / Oliver La Farge --
Layman looks at science / Raymond B. Fosdick --
Part Two. Astronomy --
Theory that the earth moves around the sun / Nicholas Copernicus --
Proof that the earth moves / Galileo Galilei --
Motion in the line of sight / Sir William Huggins --
Influence on astronomy on science / F.R. Moulton --
Driving back the dark / Robert Grant Aitken --
Solar system and its origin / Fred L. Whipple --
Is there life on other worlds? / Sir James Jeans --
How the stars use atomic energy / George Gamow --
Milky Way and beyond / Sir Arthur Eddington --
200-inch telescope / Sir H. Spencer Jones --
Work for the 200-inch camera / Ira Sprague Bowen --
Astronomy and scientific ideas / Herbert Dingle --
Part Three. Geology --
Scottish geologists / Sir Archibald Geikie --
Weighing the earth / Paul R. Heyl --
X-raying the earth / Reginald A. Daly --
Earthquakes : what are they? / James B. Macelwane --
Study of the sea and its relation to man / Claude E. ZoBell --
Story of a billion years / W.O. Hotchkiss --
Geologic records of time / Adolph Knopf --
Formation of mineral deposits / C.C. Furnas --
TVA : democracy on the march / David E. Lilienthal --
What makes the weather / Wolfgang Langewiesche --
Part Four. Mathematics --
Thoughts on mathematics / Plato to Whitehead --
Mathematical creation / Henri Poincare --
Study of mathematics / Bertrand Russell --
Introduction to mathematics / Alfred North Whitehead --
From Cyzicus to Neptune / Eric Temple Bell --
Part Five. Physics --
History of physics / Henry Andrews Bumstead --
Sir Isaac Newton / Humphrey Newton --
Discoveries / Sir Isaac Newton --
On the sensation of sound in general / Hermann Von Helmholtz --
Electrical experiments / Benjamin Franklin --
Concepts and forms of energy / C.C. Furnas --
Microwaves / Lee Alvin DuBridge --
Trial by wind tunnel / George W. Gray --
Jets power future flying / Watson Davis --
Exploring the atom / Sir James Jeans --
Discovery of radium / Marie Sklodowska Curie --
Atomic energy for military purposes / Henry D. Smyth --
Scientific meaning of chance / Gilbert N. Lewis --
Space, time, and Einstein / Paul R. Heyl --
Part Six. Chemistry --
Method of the inductive sciences / Ida Freund --
Combustion --
James B. Conant --
Periodic classification of the elements / William F. Ehret --
Task of the organic chemist / G. Ross Robertson --
Order and chaos in the world of atoms / B.C. Saunders and R.E.D. Clark --
Foundations of chemical industry / Robert E. Rose --
Bouncing molecules (and rubber) / William A. Gibbsons --
Molecular architecture and medical progress / Linus Pauling.
Responsibility: ed. by Harlow Shapley, Helen Wright [and] Samuel Rapport.

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