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Les Animaux domestiques

Nature volume 70, page 296 (28 July 1904) | Download Citation



THE object of this volume may be best described by paraphrasing the first portion of the introduction, where Dr. Anglais states that it has been his aim, with the aid of a number of ingeniously planned coloured plates, to describe the essential characteristics, both external and internal, of a certain limited number of types of our most familiar domesticated animals. It is addressed to all who desire to make themselves acquainted with the leading features and characteristics of such animals, without the drudgery of long and profound practical study, and to acquire a general idea of their physiology and the history and object of their subjugation by man. As many details as possible of the peculiarities of the external form and of the internal anatomy are displayed in the illustrations and described in the text, so that it is hoped the work will serve in the case of some readers as an epitome of comparative anatomy and morphology, while for others it may form a starting point for more detailed study. The animals selected for illustration are the horse, the cow, the sheep, the pig, the dog, the cock, and the goose, each being illustrated and described on the same plan.

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