Editors Jones and Cohen have here garnered a golden harvest of England's 19th century scientific prose, golden from three...

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A TREASURY OF SCIENTIFIC PROSE

Editors Jones and Cohen have here garnered a golden harvest of England's 19th century scientific prose, golden from three aspects: scientists were then still writing in the expository tradition of Bacon and Donne; they still sought to cultivate the layman; and finally, their underlying philo-theological principles contrast sharply with our 20th century's quantum mechanics. The texts sparkle -- from Herschel's astronomy classic, through Bell's ""humors"" of anatomy. Excellent for both reference and readability.

Pub Date: Jan. 24, 1962

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1962