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The Outline of Science

J. Arthur Thomson (1861-1933)

1. 00 – Intro
2. 01 – The Romance of the Heavens, Part 1
3. 02 – The Romance of the Heavens, Part 2
4. 03 – The Story of Evolution, Part 1
5. 04 – The Story of Evolution, Part 2
6. 06 – Adaptations to Environment
7. 07 – The Struggle for Existence
8. 08 – The Ascent of Man, Part 1
9. 09 – The Ascent of Man, Part 2
10. 10 – Evolution Going On
11. 11 – The Dawn of Mind, Part 1
12. 12 – The Dawn of Mind, Part 2
13. 13 – Foundations of the Universe, Part 1
14. 14 – Foundations of the Universe, Part 2
15. 15 – Foundations of the Universe, Part 3

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The Outline of Science, Volume 1 was written specifically with the man-on-the-street in mind as the target audience. Covering scientific subjects ranging from astronomy to biology to elementary physics in clear, concise and easily understood prose, this popular science work is largely as relevant today as when first published in 1922. Special emphasis is given to the principles of biological adaptation and evolution, especially how they relate to the rise of the human species from lower orders. Also included are the basics of the (then) fairly new concept of relativity and its impact on emerging scientific theories. Since first posted at Project Gutenberg in 2006, the text ofThe Outline of Science, Volume 1 has consistently ranked inthe “Top 100 EBooks” category.