The Neglect of Science. Essays Addressed to Laymen.

SIMON Sir Francis Eugene (1951.)

£50.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Small 8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (some light wear to extremities of jacket, notwithstanding a very good copy indeed). Oxford, Basil Blackwell.

A collection of articles written for a popular audience by the German-born British physicist Sir Francis [Franz] Simon (1893-1956), best-known for his pioneering contributions to the field of low temperature physics and for devising the gaseous diffusion method of producing enriched uranium which played a key role in the development of the atomic bomb.

The present collection brings together articles written by Simon in his capacity as the scientific correspondent for the Financial Times from 1948 to 1951 focusing on the wider social and political aspects of science and technology. 'His varied articles had one basic idea: an uncompromising dislike of waste in any form. He castigated the government for its lack of an integrated power and fuel policy; he deplored the waste of fuel in open grates and the waste of scientific manpower through the lack of good technological education or through the ineffective use of the intellectual potential of the country' (ODNB). 

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