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Science for the citizen : a self-educator based on the social background of scientific discovery

Author: Lancelot Thomas Hogben; J F Horrabin
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1938.
Series: Primers for the age of plenty, 2.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hogben, Lancelot Thomas, 1895-1975.
Science for the citizen.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 1938
(OCoLC)593195796
Online version:
Hogben, Lancelot Thomas, 1895-1975.
Science for the citizen.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 1938
(OCoLC)608491756
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lancelot Thomas Hogben; J F Horrabin
OCLC Number: 1158151
Notes: At head of title: Lancelot Hogben.
"Selected references" at end of each part except part IV.
"Answers to examples (edited by Mr. Richard Palmer)": pages 1077-1082.
Description: xiii, 1082, xix, [1] pages : illustrations, diagrams ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Conquest of Time Reckoning and Space Measurement. Pole Star and Pyramid: The Coming of the Calendar --
Pompey's Pillar: The Science of Seafaring --
Spectacles and Satellites: The Trail of the Telescope --
Children of the Sun: The Decline of Mere Logic --
Wheel, Weight, and Watchspring: The Laws of Motion --
The Sailor's World View: The Wave Metaphor of Modern Science --
The Conquest of Substitutes. The Third State of Matter: The Freeborn Miner --
The Rebirth of Materialism: The Exhaustion of the Neolithic Economy --
The Atoms of Democritus: Intimations of the Age of Plenty --
The Last Resting Place of Spirits: A Planned Economy of Carbon Compounds. The Conquest of Power. A Century of Inventions: The Decline of Wind and Water --
The Dark Satanic Mills: The Superfluity of Mere Toil --
The South Pointing Instrument and the Lightning Conductor --
Costing the Current --
The Waves That Rule Britannia --
The Conquest of Hunger and Disease. When Life is Cheap --
Replenishing the Earth --
The Microbe Hunters --
The Laws of Increasing Returns --
The Ascent of Man --
A Planned Ecology of Human Life --
The Conquest of Behavior. Animal Magnetism: The Telegraphy of the Body --
Nature and Nurture: Superstitions of Our Own Times --
The New Social Contract: Answers to Examples.
Series Title: Primers for the age of plenty, 2.
Responsibility: Lancelot Hogben ; illustrated by J.F. Horrabin.

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