The Outline of Science, Vol. 1
by J. Arthur Thomson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1922
Number of pages: 388
The aim of this book is to give the intelligent student-citizen, otherwise called "the man in the street," a bunch of intellectual keys by which to open doors which have been hitherto shut to him, partly because he got no glimpse of the treasures behind the doors, and partly because the portals were made forbidding by an unnecessary display of technicalities.
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