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The very contemplation of this title and the names of the distinguished authors is sufficient to inspire the belief in the reader that here is an outstanding book, one that will fill in the gaps in the all too specialized knowledge, and give one an idea of man as a whole. As it is, the book has the strength and the weakness of such a project. Its greatest failing is the unevenness of the contributions. Some of them are written in language so simple that it would bore the average educated reader. Other chapters are written with a wealth of technical detail that could not be mastered without a rather extensive preparation in the fields they are designed to cover. As a series of essays on the general field, most of them are admirable. As a résumé of man's knowledge of himself, the book leaves something to be desired. Although
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