Outline of Science in 2 vols. About the book was it not the great philosopher and mathematician Leibnitz who said that the more knowledge advances the more it becomes possible to condense it into little books? Now this “ Outline of Science” is certainly not a little book, and yet it illustrates part of the meaning of Leibnitz’s wise saying. For here within reasonable compass there is a library of little books- an outline of many sciences. It will be profitable to the student in proportion to the discrimination with which it is used. For it is not in the least meant to be of the nature of an Encyclopaedia, giving condensed and comprehensive articles with a big full stop at the end of each. Nor is it a collection of “ Primers,” beginning at the very beginning of each subject and working methodically onwards. That is not the idea. 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, party 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. Science is our legacy; we must use it if it is to be our very ownabout th author to understand Sir John Arthur Thomson, one must appreciate the crisis that had be fallen Christianity. In the united states from 1900 to 1930. Thomson was born 1961 in Salton near Edinburgh, Scotland, and although he remained in the area most of his life. Thomson used his lectures to explain how religion and science meet. The bestseller he edited, Outline of Science, continued in the same vein. Published in 1922, it was written for a general audience.