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The Ancient Life-History of the Earth; a Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts of Palæontological Science

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THERE is no feature in which the ordinary geological manuals in common use in this country are more deficient than in the sketches which they give of the leading characteristics of the animal and vegetable life of the successive periods which they describe. The truth of this remark will be made strikingly apparent by a comparison of the works in question with some of the best German treatises on geology, such as those of von Hauer and Credner, and still more if we examine them side by side with that most excellent of text-books, Prof. Dana's “Manual of Geology.”

The Ancient Life-History of the Earth; a Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts of Palæontological Science.

By H. Alleyne Nicholson, Professor of Natural History in the University of St. Andrews. (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1877.)

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The Ancient Life-History of the Earth; a Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts of Palæontological Science . Nature 16, 39–40 (1877). https://doi.org/10.1038/016039a0

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