Book Description

London, John Gifford. 1944. 1st edition. Very good + blue cloth. Very good and striking pictorial dust jacket. Internally fine . Ink inscription on front free endpaper. Black and white sketch ills. Scarce.
Dealer Notes
A fairy story that investigates the seasons of the year in a cheerful way, exploring natures miracles in a simple non-technical way for children.
Low was a prolific author of science books. He aimed several of his books at the layman to try to nurture interest in science and engineering. Quite a few of his books contained predictions on scientific advancements. In addition to his non-fiction books, Low wrote four science fiction novels for young readers.
Archibald Montgomery Low (17 October 1888 – 13 September 1956 ) developed the first powered drone aircraft. He was an English consulting engineer, research physicist and inventor, and author of more than 40 books.

Low has been called the "father of radio guidance systems" due to his pioneering work on planes, torpedoes boats and guided rockets. He was a pioneer in many fields though, often leading the way for others, but his lack of discipline meant he hardly ever saw a project through, being easily distracted by new ideas. If not for this inability to see things to a conclusion, Low could well have been remembered as one of the great men of science. Many of his scientific contemporaries disliked him, due in part to his using the title "professor", which he was not entitled to do as he did not occupy an academic chair. His love of the limelight and publicity probably also added to the dislike.
Author Low A M Professor
Date 1944
Binding Cloth
Publisher John Gifford
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good Plus
Pages 153

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