Physical Geography for Science Students


    THE general conception and arrangement of this volume are very good, and the same may be said of the detailed treatment of most of the subjects discussed. There is, however, great inequality in the author's work. The portions dealing with mensuration and astronomy are for the most part excellent, though there is sometimes a want of appreciation of the difficulties felt by beginners, and a consequent deficiency in the explanations given. The geological and meteorological parts are less thoroughly treated, while the chapter devoted to plants and animals is so imperfect that it had better have been altogether omitted. In case the work goes to a second edition, it will be as well to call attention to a few of the points where some alteration or further elucidation would be advisable.

    Elementary Physical and Astronomical Geography.

    Specially designed for Pupil-Teachers, Students in Training, and Science Students. By R. A. Gregory. With Original Illustrations. (London: Joseph Hughes and Co., 1891.)

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    Physical Geography for Science Students. Nature 43, 459–460 (1891) doi:10.1038/043459a0

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