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An Introduction to Animal Morphology and Systematic Zoology.

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HOW many of those who are not of an extra systematic turn of mind, when they review their reading in any special line of research, have continually to regret that they have not had the industry to abstract as well as to classify the various monographs and papers they have perused, and to preserve them in a united form for future reference. Those of us who are zoologists may lay aside some of our misgivings on this score; for one among us, an exhaustive reader and an acute appreciator of the relative importance of facts, has so widely distributed his literary investigations, at the same time that he has made it a principle to keep a memorandum of those points which have most impressed him, that he has felt justified—quite correctly, as all his readers we are convinced will agree—in placing his compilation at the disposal of the scientific public. The volume on the Invertebrata, now before us, fills between four and five hundred closely printed octavo pages.

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