The Physical Sciences by Cable, getchell, Kadesch, Poppy Fourth Edition. The Physical Sciences has sought to offer a comprehensive but not highly technical presentation on the College level, in the fields of Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Meteorology. The authors have fully modernize subject matter and illustrations throughout the 4th edition, some sections have been expanded some have been revised, and some new sections have been added. Topics which have been expanded include oxidation and reduction in terms of electrons, radioactivity and its uses, and review questions especially in astronomy. copyright 1959.