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The English we Use for Science

SCIENCE: ITS NATURE AND IMPORTANCE

1 What Science Is by Maurice Goldsmith

2 Science and the World's Problems by Professor M. S. Thacker

3 Planning for Science and Technology by Professor P. M. S. Blackett

4 The Prospects of Pure Science by Sir John Cockcroft

MATTER

5 Elements and Atoms by Maurice Goldsmith

LIFE ON EARTH

6 The Past Life of the Earth by Dr Errol I. White

7 The Use of Carbon by Plants by Professor H. K. Porter and Dr H. Jones

8 Food, Growth and Time by Professor R. A. McCance

SPACE

9 The Evolution of the Universe by Patrick Moore

10 The Scientific Exploration of Space by Sir Harrie Massey

11 Physiological Problems of Space Flight by Squadron Leader Peter Howard

12 The Radio Telescope by Sir Bernard Lovell

13 Lunar Explorers by Harold Spencer Jones

14 Exploding Stars (from Discovery)

MATHEMATICS

15 The New World of Mathematics by George A. W. Boehm

CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

16 Chemistry by John Read

17 The Discovery of Oxygen by Maurice Goldsmith

18 Crystal Analysis by Sir William Bragg

19 Heat and Energy by Professor E. N. da C. Andrade

ATOMIC SCIENCE

20 The Jubilee of the Atomic Nucleus by Sir Charles Darwin

21 How a Nuclear Power Station Works by Sir John Cockcroft

22 Effects of Radiation (from The Lancet)

POWER, FUEL, WATER AND BUILDING MATERIALS

23 Fuel and Power for the Development of India by Nigel Calder

24 Harnessing Underground Heat (from Discovery)

25 The Search for Water beneath the Deserts by Dr Frank Dixey

26 Nigeria: Features and Resources by I. 0. Oladapo

ENGINEERING

27 The Aswan High Dam by Dr Hassan Zaky

28 Bridge, Tube or Tunnel (from Engineering)

29 Making Steels of Very High Strengths by Arthur Kenneford

30 Reducing Fatigue in Metals used for Aeroplanes (from New Scientist)

31 Wear of a Shaft in its Bearings by Sir Henry R. Ricardo

NOISE

32 The Control of Noise by Dr B. Wheeler Robinson

TELEVISION

33 Technical Problems in Television (from New Scientist)

34 Colour Television by G. F. Newell

SURVIVAL, HEALTH AND MEDICINE

35 The New Birth of Medicine by Sir Clifford Allbutt

36 The Survival Game by Martin Wells

37 Over-Population by Dr A. S. Parkes

38 Coronary Heart Disease by Michael Oliver

39 Malaria Eradication in Africa by Dr L. J. Bruce-Chwatt

40 Death on the Road (from The Lancet)

41 Surgery of Road Accidents (from The Lancet)

42 Artificial Respiration by Professor R. C. Browne

43 Drinking Water (from The Lancet)

44 How much Sleep do we Need? by R. T. Wilkinson

45 Animals and Pain by Lord Brain

IN SEARCH OF FOOD

46 The Cultivation of the Indus Valley by Dr Roger Revelle

47 The Transformation of Japanese Agriculture (from New Scientist)

48 Modern Views of Fish Migration by Dr P. A. Orkin

49 Forecasting the Weather (from Discovery)

WHERE IS SCIENCE LEADING US?

50 Where is Science Leading Us? by Sir Julian Huxley

EPILOGUE

The Training of Professionals by A. N. Whitehead

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