Publisher: George Newnes Limited, London
Publication Date: 1921
Volume 1 of 4
Book Condition: Fair. Pages intact, however the book pages are detaching from the back.
A fascinating set of works that offers a insight into the natural world. This work has been edited by Sir Arthur Thomson, the noted Scottish naturalist, who wrote several works of zoology. Each of the volumes are profusely illustrated throughout.
"What then is the aim of this book? It 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. Laying aside conventional modes of treatment and seeking rather to open up the subject as one might on a walk with a friend, the work offers the student what might be called informal introductions to the various departments of knowledge. To put it in another way, the articles are meant to be clues which the reader may follow till he has left his starting point very far behind. "