Science: Second Primer

Lancelot Hogben is a blue-eyed, tousel-haired British biologist of 42 who once occupied a chair of Social Biology at the University of London, and who has educated himself in many fields of science.

Last year Professor Hogben published Mathematics for the Million, a study of the history, purposes and methods of mathematics. It undertook to explain algebra, trigonometry, spherical geometry, logarithms, graphs, calculus. This turned out to be a best-selling piece of nonfiction.

Published in the U. S. last week was an other book by Professor Hogben, titled Science for the Citizen* subtitled "The Second...

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