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The New Background of Science

by Sir James Jeans

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Series

The New Background of Science Synopsis

Published in 1934 as a second edition to James Jeans' popular work on the general understanding of the physical universe, The New Background of Science took advantage of a comparatively 'quiescent' period in physical investigation when fundamental theories and findings gained wide acceptance. Jeans' aim in writing this book was to depict this 'situation in broad outline and in the simplest possible terms. I have drawn my picture against a roughly sketched background of rudimentary philosophy... because I believe, in common with most scientific workers, that without a background of this kind we can neither see our fresh knowledge as a consistent whole, nor appreciate its significance to the full.'

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108005722
Publication date: 20th July 2009
Author: Sir James Jeans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 328 pages
Categories: Popular science,

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