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Now in course of publication, in small 8vo. each volume
containing about 300 pages, price 35. 6. cloth,
A SERIES OF
ELEMENTARY WORKS ON MECHANICAL AND
FORMING A SERIES OF
TEXT-BOOKS OF SCIENCE
ADAPTED FOR THE USE OF ARTISANS AND OF STUDENTS IN
PUBLIC AND OTHER SCHOOLS.
Edited by T. M. GOODEVE, M.A.
Professor of Natural Philosophy in King's College, London.
'HE Reports of the Public Schools Commission
and of the Schools Inquiry Commission, as
Messrs. LONGMANS and Co. have accordingly
Text-Books of Science.
use in Schools, and for the self-instruction of Working Men.
These books are intended to serve for the use of practical men, as well as for exact instruction in the subjects of which they treat; and it is hoped that, while retaining that logical clearness and simple sequence of thought which are essential to the making of a good scientific treatise, the style and subject-matter will be found to be within the comprehension of working men, and suited to their wants. The books will not be mere manuals for immediate application, nor University text-books, in which mental training is the foremost object ; but are meant to be practical treatises, sound and exact in their logic, and with every theory and every process reduced to the stage of direct and useful application, and illustrated by well-selected examples from familiar processes and facts. It is hoped that the publication of these books in addition to other useful resultswill tend to the leading up of Artisans to become Candidates for the WHITWORTH SCHOLARSHIPS.
A list of the books intended for early publication in the Elementary Series, including Five already published, will be found at the end of the present volume.
Messrs. LONGMANS and Co. having secured the co-operation of some of the most eminent Professors of, and Writers cn, the various branches of Science comprised in this Series, are enabled to indulge in the confident hope of producing a Series which shall combine practical utility with sound theory.