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THIS work gives in popular language an account
of radium, and describes how its unique properties
have been interpreted on the new theory of the
disintegration of its atoms, which invades so
many departments of thought.



Spectator. " A most admirably conceived exposition
which does not seek merely to attract us by turning
marvels, at once outstripping our imagination and
humbling our conception, into cheap popular gazing-
stocks, but rather supports its unfailing charm by the
legitimate interests pointed here into a fascination that
may arrest even an habitually desultory reader of science
at once genuinely and delightfully taught."

British Medical Journal. " We have endeavoured to
give a general idea of Mr Soddy's book in the hope that
it may induce many to read it, because it affords by an
orderly progression from the simple to the complex, and
with as little mathematics as possible, a clear idea of the
nature of the activity of radium, and the relation of that
astonishing element to others which precede and succeed
it in the process of disintegration or evolution."



LONDON: JOHN MURRAY



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PRACTICAL ZOOLOGY : A Junior Course of

By the late Professor A. MILNES MARSHALL, M.D.,

D.Sc., F.R.S., and the late C. HERBERT HURST, M.D.

8th Edition. Revised by Professor F. W. GAMBLE, D.Sc.,

F.R.S., University of Birmingham. 123. net.

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With many Illustrations. 4th Edition. 6s. net.

An authoritative and thoroughly comprehensive exposition
by an author who is recognised as one of the leading author-
ities on the study of Zoology and Natural History. The
present edition has been expanded and largely rewritten.



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ANIMAL LIFE

By F. W. GAMBLE, D.Sc., F.R.S., University of Birming-
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This work is written in the first instance for those who
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VARIATION, HEREDITY & EVOLUTION

Recent Progress in the Study of

By R. H. LOCK, M.A., Sc.D., sometime Fellow of Gonville

and Caius College, Cambridge. With a Biographical Note

by BELLA SIDNEY WOOLF. (Mrs. R. H. LOCK). 4th

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the subject, well and lucidly written." British Medical Journal.

MECHANISM, LIFE AND PERSONALITY

An Examination of the Mechanistic Theory of Life and

Mind. By J. S. HALDANE, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S., Fellow

of New College and Reader in Physiology, University of

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and kindred phenomena in the Solar System
By Sir GEORGE HOWARD DARWIN, K.C.B., Plumian
Professor in the University of Cambridge. With many
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MICROSCOPY

The Construction, Theory, and Use of the Microscope. By
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numerous Diagrams and Illustrations. Third Edition.
Revised and Enlarged.

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particulars of up-to-date apparatus, to procure a copy of
Mr. Spitta's book without delay." Nature.

THE RECENT

DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE

By W. C. D. WHETHAM, M.A., F.R.S., Fellow of Trinity
College, Cambridge. With Illustrations. 4th Ed. 6s. net.

The author has sought to express the results of recent
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who, with little definite scientific training, are interested in
the more important conclusions of scientific thought." The
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is evidence that he has successfully accomplished his task.

FORM AND FUNCTION

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This book deals with the principles of comparative anatomy,
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of the science from Aristotle to W. Roux, and it is shown
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problems.

" A scholarly and thoughtful book. It is based on many
years of first-hand study of the documents and is illumined
by insight." Nature.



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SIR JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER

O.M., G.C.S.I. The Life and Letters of. By LEONARD
HUXLEY. Based on material collected and arranged by
LADY HOOKER. With Illustrations. In Two Volumes.
2nd Edition. 365. net.

The long life of Sir Joseph Hooker covers the whole ot the
scientific renaissance. Pre-eminent in botany, as Traveller
and Explorer he was hardly less eminent. The history of his
scientific career is also the history of many friendships,
revealed in his unceasing correspondence, most of all with
Charles Darwin, for he was Darwin's confidant, helper and
critic for fifteen years before the " Origin " appeared.

CHAPTERS IN MODERN BOTANY

By PATRICK GEDDES, Professor of Botany, University
Coll ge, Dundee. With Illustrations. (Murray's Uni-
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Memories of Sir DAVID GILL, K.C.B., H.M. Astronomer
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out-of-door sport, and his devotion to his work, each has
some story to demonstrate it." Pall Mall Gazette.

A HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY

By ARTHUR BERRY, M.A., Fellow of King's College,
Cambridge. With many Illustrations. (Murray's Univer-
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THE REALM OF NATURE

An Outline of Physiography. By H. R. MILL, D.Sc.,

LL.D., Director of the British Rainfall Organisation.

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Athenaeum.

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Heads of the Department of Geography and Geology,
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CENOZOIC

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given to the historical element. The central purpose has been
to present the subject so that the student will be introduced
to the methods and spirit of the science.




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