A Journal from Japan: A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a Scientist by Marie Carmichael Stopes

A Journal from Japan: A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a Scientist

byMarie Carmichael Stopes

Kobo ebook | January 8, 2014

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A Journal from Japan
A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a Scientist

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• illustrations
• a linked Index

A purely scientific interest in coal mines and the fossils they often contain led me to desire to go to Japan, for purely scientific purposes. My naturally roving instincts warmly supported the scheme, and my love of the East gave the prospect the warmth and colour which only personal delight can lend to any place. The generous interest and help of the Royal Society in my scientific projects made this long and expensive journey possible. The influence of this learned body with our Government and with that of Japan secured me every help and courtesy during my stay in the country, without which no result would have been obtainable. The scientific results, which most fortunately seem to be justifying the expedition, are being published in suitable places; there is no technical science in this journal. It is a record of some of the human experiences through which a scientist goes in search of facts lying beyond everyday human experience...

About the Author
"Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author, palaeobotanist, academic, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of birth control. Her contributions to plant palaeontology and coal classification were significant, and she was the first female academic on the faculty of the University of Manchester. With her second husband Humphrey Verdon Roe she founded the first birth control clinic in Britain. Stopes edited the newsletter Birth Control News which gave explicit practical advice. Her sex manual Married Love was controversial and influential: it brought the subject of birth control into wide public discourse. She was never in favour of abortion, arguing that preventing conception was all that was needed." --Wikipedia

Title:A Journal from Japan: A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a ScientistFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 8, 2014Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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