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EDUCATION AND NATIONAL

PROGRESS

LIST OF WORKS BY SIR NORMAN

LOCKYER.

PRIMER OF ASTRONOMY.
ELEMENTARY LESSONS IN ASTRONOMY.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOLAR PHYSICS.
CHEMISTRY OF THE SUN.
THE METEORITIC HYPOTHESIS.
THE SUN'S PLACE IN NATURE.
INORGANIC EVOLUTION.
RECENT AND COMING ECLIPSES.
STARGAZING, PAST AND PRESENT.

(In conjunction with G. M. Seabroke.) THE DAWN OF ASTRONOMY. STONEHENGE AND OTHER BRITISH STONE

MONUMENTS. MOVEMENTS OF THE EARTH.

STUDIES IN SPECTRUM ANALYSIS.
THE SPECTROSCOPE AND ITS APPLICATIONS.

THE RULES OF GOLF.

(In conjunction with W. Rutherford.) EDUCATION AND NATIONAL PROGRESS.

EDUCATION

AND

NATIONAL PROGRESS

ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES

1870-1905

BY

SIR NORMAN LOCKYER, K.C.B.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

R. B. HALDANE, K.C., M.P.

LONDON:

MACMILLAN & Co., LIMITED

1906

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INTRODUCTION.

BY

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE R. B. HALDANE, M.P.

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With the thesis which forms the text of this collection of Essays and Addresses I am wholly in agreement. What we most lack in this country is the penetration of the mass of our people by the spirit of the Higher Education. Alike in our peace and in organisations there is wanting the survey based on science. Without this survey, and the grasp which it yields of the relative proportion of things, a vast waste of matter and energy alike is inevitable. As a nation we possess great qualities. Individuality, initiative, courage, are distinctive of our people. We are well fitted to hold our own in the race for supremacy. But we handicap ourselves by want of the higher training. Such training requires self-submission to hard intellectual discipline, and it is in this self-submission that the majority of our young men are lacking.

None the less progress is being made, and being made rapidly. The standard of knowledge is rising, and I

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