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What Man May Be: The Human Side of Science - George Russell Harrison

Cassell & Co., 1957, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, tanned and spotted on the reverse but externally pleasant. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and occasional spotting.

From the cover: “In this book mankind is literally reduced to atoms. The innumerable questions which arise from such a simplification of human life are answered in a brilliant dissection of the source and development of all matter on the earth. The author is a physicist who excels at the very difficult task of interpreting for the layman the incredible world that nuclear science reveals, and no one has previously explained in language so readily understandable by the ordinary, intelligent reader how the microscopic elements of matter have, through the ages, formed themselves into every living thing. Mr. Harrison, Dean of the School of Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has succeeded not only in showing how we are formed but, in explaining the minutiae of creation, he has produced a book which is exciting in the most precise meaning of that word. For the mind cannot fail to be excited by the incredible make-up of nature as seen by the physicist and chemist.

Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 262

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