Puzzles over the 50-year survival of Canada's oldest national organization of intellectuals devoted to encouraging the humanities and sciences and honoring merit, in light of the considerable divisions within its ranks. Explains the friction between the scientists and the humanists, the natural scientists and the upstart social scientists, the English and the French speakers, and the early judges and clergymen with an avocation for scholarship and the modern professional academics. Canadian card order number: C95-932964-1. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.