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BASIC FOR SCIENCE
BY
C. K. OGDEN
Director of the Orthological Institute
WITH THE HELP OF A COMMITTEE
OF THE ORTHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE


KEGAN PAUL, TRNCH,TRUBNER & Co. Ltd
LONDON ; 1942
PSYCHE MINIATURES, General Series No. 95

LIST OF PAGES

  
To the Readervii
Part I 
THE SYSTEM 
1 . The Language Questions in Science  1
2 . History  2
3 . Basic and Science 23
4 . The Basic Framework 32
5 . International Words 46
6 . The System in Operation 51
Part II
EXAMPLES
A . FOR THE GENERAL READER 67
Talking Machines 67
How and When the Earth was Formed 85
Eugenics and the Hope of a Better Society91
On Being the Right Size 102
Evolutons 114
The Science of Heat 130
Electric Attractions 133
The Rate of Chmical Change 139
The Simplest Living Form 142
Oxygen 147
 
B . FOR THE EXPERT 153
Physics-Chemistry List 152
X-Rays as a Servant of Science 153
Flocculation of Colloidal Solutions and
  Its Relation to Fluorescence
159
Symmetries and Asymetrics of the Purple
  Light of the Nightfall and Early Morning
163
The Common forms of the Periodic
  System of the Chemical Elements
168
 
Mathematics-Mechanics List 172
The Mathematics of Aeodynamics 173
Process for Determining the Amount of
  Different Hydrocarbons in Certain Petroleumns
202
50 Years of General Theory on the
  Structure of Crystals
216
Roman Effect and Molecular Structure 221
Investigation of the Ionosphere
  through Electromagnetic Waves
225
Mechano-Chemical Methods of Measuring
  the Molecular Weights of Liquids
229
 
Geology List 232
The Origin of Igneous Rocks 233
 
Biology List 240
Use of Cholrocruorin in Sabella and of
  Haemoglobin in Lumbricus
241
Spectrograph Analysis of Animal Tissues 246
Hookworm Anaemia 251
The Theory of the Changing Position of the
  Continents in Relation to Astronomy
258
 
C . THE BASIC SCIENCE DISCTIONARY 263
The Basic Science Words, with their Senses272
List of International Words 307

TO THE READER

    This book gives a general account of the way in which Basic English may be used for the purposes of Science, together with examples of Basic writing in a number of different fields. Enough is said about the system itself to give some idea of its structure and operation, but the full details are printed in Basic English and The ABC of Basic English for learners with no knowledge of English there is Basic Step by Step (in different languages); and other books are listed on the end pages.
   ; The Science material here given is a part of a selection from the books in that list -- Inventions and their Uses in Science Today (Hatfield),
A Basic Astronomy (Salzedo), Science and Well Being (Haldane), The Growth of Science (A.P. Rossiter), European Science (Hatfield), Electricity and Magnetism (Hatfield), Electridity and Magnetism(Hatfield), What Things are Made OF (Hatfield), Living Things (Sullivan), Basic for Geology (P.M. Rossiter). These, like the other examples here given, are chiefly representative of the physical and natural sciences, but a very much wider range might have been covered by the addition of Basic for Economics and other works, if space had been less limited. Our purpose, however, and not so much to make it clear that Basic has a use in every field and knowledge as to give the expert a good idea of what is posible in those farthest from everyday discussion, and of the international developements still needed.
    In the past ten years we have been profiting by the help of our representatives in all countries as well as of the authhorities named in Basic English Applied : Science (1931), which is now no longer listed -- its place being taken by this book. The organization of the material has been the work of a Committee under the direction of Miss L.W. Lockhart and Dr. E.C. Graham ; and we are specially in debt to Dr. H.Stafford Hatfield, Mr. J.Lauweys, Dr. J. Cooms, Mr. A.P. Rositer, Mr. J.J.Rantzen, Dr. G.C. Ainworth, Dr. G.R. Bisby, Mr. F.J. Daniels, Professor H. Munro Fox, and the late C.L.T. Griffith, for answering quesions and marking suggestions. For the views put forward and any error on points of detail only the committee and the writer are responsible.

C.K. OGDEN.

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