An Outline of the
Development of Science
Watts & Co., London, (1947)
Hardcover : 214 pages plus plates
The Thinker’s Library, No. 120
The ‘Thinker’s Library’ consisted of 140 volumes written between
1929 and 1951. Mansel Davies wrote An Outline of the Development of Science in
which he covered progress in science from the ancient times to the work in quantum
physics and psychology in the 1940s. In contributing to the series he joined others
such as T.H. Huxley and Bertrand Russell who had also written works for the ‘Thinker’s
The first page of the Introduction
Mansel Davies, 1913–1995, attended Aberdare Boys’ County School 1924–30.
He retired from his post of Professor of Chemistry at UCW Aberystwyth in 1978.
There is a description of the career of Mansel Davies in the Former Pupils section
of this website.