Die Leitfossilien aus dem Pflanzen- und Thierreich in systematischer Anordnung

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SINCE the publication of the late Prof. Karl von Zittel's exhaustive “Handbook of Pakeontology,” several smaller books have been compiled on the same plan. The encyclopædic method, which is appropriate enough for a large work of reference, has been adopted in the less pretentious text-books for the use of elementary students who desire only a general acquaintance with fossils. The result is that instead of teaching fundamental principles and broad outlines, these little books provide an overwhelming series of disconnected facts which weary the memory, and palæontology is not only discredited as a mental exercise, but also becomes unpopular with those who really need its guidance while pursuing allied branches of science.

Die Leitfossilien aus dem Pflanzen- und Thierreich in systematischer Anordnung.

By Dr. Johannes Felix. Pp. x + 240; illustrated. (Leipzig: Veit and Co., 1906.) Price 6 marks.

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W., A. Die Leitfossilien aus dem Pflanzen- und Thierreich in systematischer Anordnung . Nature 75, 388–389 (1907) doi:10.1038/075388a0

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