Lehrbuch der Zoologie

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IT is a difficult matter to say much that is readable about text-books which are produced by teachers with a view to the limited requirements of their own pupils. Some text-books are, so to speak, obviously addressed to the world—are intended by their authors to be consulted both by the advanced student who is himseli a teacher, and by all serious followers of the science dealt with. Others have their justification in being epitomes of a professor's or lecturer's teaching, suitable to his immediate pupils. The former class challenge criticism, and have a high standard of interest; the latter class are hardly fit subjects for appreciation, and possess a very limited importance.

Lehrbuch der Zoologie.

By Prof. Richard Hertwig, of Munich. (Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1891.) Zoology of the Invertebrata. By Arthur O. Shipley, Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. (London: A. and C. Black, 1893.)

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LANKESTER, E. Lehrbuch der Zoologie. Nature 48, 173 (1893) doi:10.1038/048173a0

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