IT often happens that people who go to the seaside for a holiday would be glad, if they could, to learn something about the scientific meaning of the objects by which they are surrounded. They have neither time nor inclination for the study of elaborate works, and as a rule there is not much to be gained by the perusal of local guidebooks. Persons of this class in France will find exactly what they want in the present volume. The author gives first a sketch of the geology of the French coasts from Dunkirk to Biarritz, then deals with such marine plants as are likely to interest the reader, and finally presents an account of marine animals. The style is clear and unpretending, and the text is illustrated with no fewer than 149 figures.
Au Bord de la Mer: Géologie, Faune, et Flore des Côtes de France.
Par le Dr. E. L. Trouessart. (Paris: J. B. Baillière et Fils, 1893.)
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Au Bord de la Mer: Géologie, Faune, et Flore des Côtes de France. Nature 48, 74 (1893). https://doi.org/10.1038/048074b0