10 MARCH 1928, Page 40

For Herr Einstein the world is too small, for Professor

Rutherford the earth is too big, yet the sciences of astronomy and the atom are closely interrelated. As the Atom is to the Earth, so the Earth to Cosmos. In The ,Romance of the Atom

(John Hamilton, 2s. 6d.), Mr. Benjamin Harrow tells the strange story from its beginnings with the alchemists to the marvels that Madame Curie, Professor J. J. Thomson, Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir William Crookes, Lord Rayleigh, Professor Soddy, Professor Millikan, and more lately, Professors Lang- muir and Niels Bohr have evoked for us.. It is a small book, but we shall be wise indeed if we master its contents.

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