SCIENCE FOR THE CITIZEN by Lancelot Hogben
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SCIENCE FOR THE CITIZEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There were no advance galleys on this -- and at this date a report seems a case of bringing coals to Newcastle, for you have doubtless followed the enthusiastic outburst of the literary press, and have lined up your sales possibilities. It is an extraordinary accomplishment, not so wholly original, perhaps, as Mathematic for the Million, but from the point of view of comprehensive scholarship -- and an ability to translate science into language intelligible to the average reader -- this is even a more astounding book. It is not plain sailing; it demands an intelligent concentration on the part of the reader; it assumes a certain familiarity with the topics under discussion. But in the breakdown of the material -- in the inclusion of occasional personality sketches and anecdotes, in the sheer readability of the text, it takes the hurdles of sheer science, and carries the reader along.

Publisher: Knopf