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Strategies for reading

Exercises

Use the strategies on the following texts

Anthropology

What is anthropology

A day in Samoa

The economic process in primitive societies

The early education of Manus children

Moral standards and social organization

Production in primitive societies

The rules of good fieldwork

The science of custom

Survival in the cage

Gestures

Regional signals

The voices of time

Biology

Evolution and natural selection.

The laws of heredity: Mendel

Banting and the discovery of insulin

The Galapagos

On the origin of species

A modern look at monsters

Business

Brands Up

How to be a great manager

Derivatives - the beauty

Motives

Research & development

SONY

American and Japanese styles

Chemistry

Metallurgy: Making alloys

Electricity helps Chemistry: Electro-plating

Economics

The conventional wisdom

Markets

Investment

Barter

Productivity as a guide to wages

The failure of the classical theory of commercial policy

Education

The personal qualities of a teacher

Rousseau's Emile

The beginnings of scientific and technical education

Supposed mental faculties and their training

The concept of number

English in the primary school

Britain and Japan: Two roads to higher education

What types of students do you have to teach?

Spoon-fed feel lost at the cutting edge

Geology/Geography

The age of the earth

Oils

The use of land

History

The nature, object and purpose of history

The expansion of Western civilization

The career of Jenghis Khan

The trial and execution of Charles I

Peter the Great

The United States in 1790

Civilisation and history

Coal

Language

'Primitiveness' in language

English in the fifteenth century

An international language

Language as symbolism

From word symbol to phoneme symbol

Scientific words: Their structure and meaning.

Law

Modern constitutions

The functions of government

Initiative and referendum

Law report

The legal character of international law

The law of negligence

The death penalty

Mathematics

On different degrees of smallness

Chance or probability

Philosophy

Definition and some of its difficulties

The subject matter of philosophy

What can we communicate?

Ethics

Aristotle's Ethics

The road to happiness

Logic

Inductive and deductive logic

Physics

The origin of the sun and the planets.

Can life exist on the planets?

The theory of continuous creation.

The creation of the universe

Atomic radiation and life

Marconi and the invention of radio

Particles or waves?

Matter, mass and energy

Structure of matter

The quantum theory of radiation

Footprints of the atom

Splitting the atom

The development of electricity

The discovery of x-rays

Politics

Crowds

Diplomacy

What future for Africa?

Nationalism

Democracy

Locke's political theory

The search for world order

The declaration of independence

The rights of man

Psychology

Society and intelligence

The pressure to conform

Learning to live with the computer

Forgetting

Adolescence

Body language

Distance regulation in animals

An observation and an explanation

Gestures

Adaptive control of reading rate

Sociology

Rational and irrational elements in contemporary society

Social life in a provincial university

The menace of over-population

Changes in English social life after 1918

Scientific method in the social sciences

Shopping in Russia

Technology

Seduced by technology

Blowing hot and cold on British windmills

Direct uses of solar radiation

Industrial robots

Tomorrow's phone calls

Coal

The medium is the message

The development of electricity

The autonomous house

Twentieth Century Discovery

Discovery of insecticides and pesticides

The origin of life

The structure of matter

Distance in our solar system

Space travel

The Artificial World Around Us

What men are doing to things

The nose does not know

"This movie smells"

The artificial air

The odor-makers

The truth about tastes

Inside the flavor factory

Let us have "Nothing" to eat

What is happening to the steel age?

Diamonds of the laboratory

Who made this ruby?

The synthetic future

The English we Use for Science

SCIENCE: ITS NATURE AND IMPORTANCE

1 What Science Is by Maurice Goldsmith

2 Science and the World's Problems by Professor M. S. Thacker

3 Planning for Science and Technology by Professor P. M. S. Blackett

4 The Prospects of Pure Science by Sir John Cockcroft

MATTER

5 Elements and Atoms by Maurice Goldsmith

LIFE ON EARTH

6 The Past Life of the Earth by Dr Errol I. White

7 The Use of Carbon by Plants by Professor H. K. Porter and Dr H. Jones

8 Food, Growth and Time by Professor R. A. McCance

SPACE

9 The Evolution of the Universe by Patrick Moore

10 The Scientific Exploration of Space by Sir Harrie Massey

11 Physiological Problems of Space Flight by Squadron Leader Peter Howard

12 The Radio Telescope by Sir Bernard Lovell

13 Lunar Explorers by Harold Spencer Jones

14 Exploding Stars (from Discovery)

MATHEMATICS

15 The New World of Mathematics by George A. W. Boehm

CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

16 Chemistry by John Read

17 The Discovery of Oxygen by Maurice Goldsmith

18 Crystal Analysis by Sir William Bragg

19 Heat and Energy by Professor E. N. da C. Andrade

ATOMIC SCIENCE

20 The Jubilee of the Atomic Nucleus by Sir Charles Darwin

21 How a Nuclear Power Station Works by Sir John Cockcroft

22 Effects of Radiation (from The Lancet)

POWER, FUEL, WATER AND BUILDING MATERIALS

23 Fuel and Power for the Development of India by Nigel Calder

24 Harnessing Underground Heat (from Discovery)

25 The Search for Water beneath the Deserts by Dr Frank Dixey

26 Nigeria: Features and Resources by I. 0. Oladapo

ENGINEERING

27 The Aswan High Dam by Dr Hassan Zaky

28 Bridge, Tube or Tunnel (from Engineering)

29 Making Steels of Very High Strengths by Arthur Kenneford

30 Reducing Fatigue in Metals used for Aeroplanes (from New Scientist)

31 Wear of a Shaft in its Bearings by Sir Henry R. Ricardo

NOISE

32 The Control of Noise by Dr B. Wheeler Robinson

TELEVISION

33 Technical Problems in Television (from New Scientist)

34 Colour Television by G. F. Newell

SURVIVAL, HEALTH AND MEDICINE

35 The New Birth of Medicine by Sir Clifford Allbutt

36 The Survival Game by Martin Wells

37 Over-Population by Dr A. S. Parkes

38 Coronary Heart Disease by Michael Oliver

39 Malaria Eradication in Africa by Dr L. J. Bruce-Chwatt

40 Death on the Road (from The Lancet)

41 Surgery of Road Accidents (from The Lancet)

42 Artificial Respiration by Professor R. C. Browne

43 Drinking Water (from The Lancet)

44 How much Sleep do we Need? by R. T. Wilkinson

45 Animals and Pain by Lord Brain

IN SEARCH OF FOOD

46 The Cultivation of the Indus Valley by Dr Roger Revelle

47 The Transformation of Japanese Agriculture (from New Scientist)

48 Modern Views of Fish Migration by Dr P. A. Orkin

49 Forecasting the Weather (from Discovery)

WHERE IS SCIENCE LEADING US?

50 Where is Science Leading Us? by Sir Julian Huxley

EPILOGUE

The Training of Professionals by A. N. Whitehead