23 FEBRUARY 1940, Page 30

Science Front, 1939. By F. Sherwood Taylor. (Cassell. 7s. 6d.)

THIS is a readable account of recent developments in various fields of scientific activity, ranging from industrial research to horticultural science and advances in the treatment of diseases. It is written for the general reader and requires no specialised knowledge to be appreciated. Dr. Taylor writes simply and is a good expositor, and his book, though not particularly exciting, is interesting and informative.