ALTHOUGH the third in the series, this volume is the first of the long-promised “Cambridge Natural History” to appear, and as such excites additional interest because it affords some clue to the probable style of the remainder—probable, since “complete uniformity of treatment has not,” we are told, “been aimed at. It is worthy of remark that, contrary to what obtains in most popular works on natural history, the Invertebrates are to receive their fair share of attention, and to extend over nearly seven of the ten volumes projected. It is almost a Cambridge work in a double sense, for with the exception of Prof. Herdman, who is to write on the “Ascidians and Amphioxus,” and Mr. F. E. Beddard, who will undertake two such widely separated subjects as “Earthworms and Leeches” and “Mammals,” all the contributors are connected with that University.
"The Cambridge Natural History." Edited by S. F. Harmer, M.A., and A. E. Shipley, M.A. Vol. iii. "Molluscs." By the Rev. A. H. Cooke, M.A. "Brachiopods" (Recent). By A. E. Shipley, M.A. "Brachiopods" (Fossil), By F. R. C. Reed, M.A. Pp. xii., 535; 334 Figures in text, and 3 Maps. 8vo. (London: Macmillan and Co., 1895.)