DR. KNUTH is to be congratulated on carrying out an excellent idea in a masterly manner. It is now twenty-five years since Hermann Müller's “Befruchtung der Blumen” appeared, and although the English translation of 1883 contains a good deal not to be found in the original book of 1873, yet it too is becoming antiquated. A book, therefore, like Knuth's “Handbuch,” founded on Müller, and incorporating the mass of work accumulated in recent years, is very welcome. Dr. Knuth is well known as an active and successful worker in the domain of floral biology, and has therefore the chief requisite for success— a first-hand knowledge of his subject; he also makes it clear that he has gone thoroughly into the literature.
Handbuch der Blütenbiologie unter zugrundelegung von Hermann Müller's werk: “Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten.”
Bearbeitet von Dr. Paul Knuth., i. Band, ii. Band, 1 Theil. Pp. xix + 400 and 697. (Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1898.)
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DARWIN, F. Handbuch der Blütenbiologie unter zugrundelegung von Hermann Müller's werk: “Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten”. Nature 58, 434 (1898). https://doi.org/10.1038/058434a0