This book completes Professor Shrock's full-scale history of MIT's Geology Department. Volume I, Faculty and Supporting Staff, presented biographical sketches of the first fifty-three professors of geology, supplemented by discussions of the founding of the Institute, the development of the geology faculty and curriculum, and the nature and extent of assistance given by support staff. The biographies covered such figures as MIT's founder, W. B. Rogers, "a practical scientist"; economic geologist Waldemar Lindgren; crystallographer Martin Buerger; geochemist T. Sterry Hunt; theorist R. A.
This clearly illustrated explanation the basic principles of crystals may be used as a text or supplementary sourcebook by high-school students (for which it was originally written), students at the junior college or undergraduate level, or the general reader with an interest in science.
Life in the Universe documents the largest gathering to date of experts in the exciting new field of exobiology. In 29 chapters, the book explores the whole question of the nature and distribution of life in the universe—from the formation of planets to the origins of life on earth, the emergence of intelligence, and the future search for possible intelligence on other planets.
The word "nomogram," meaning the "law in graphical form," properly includes alignment diagrams, network charts, and many other graphical forms. By the 1950s, the term "nomogram" came to refer to alignment diagrams exclusively. In this first broad compiling of American nomograms, approximately seventeen hundred alignment diagrams, network charts, and other graphical forms from 97 technical journals are presented, conveniently indexed. Only those technical periodicals were searched which patently favored the publication of this type of diagram.