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Experimental Zoology


THIS welcome book may be regarded as a landmark, since it vindicates the position of zoology as an experimental science. It is the modern successor of Semper's famous “Animal Life,” and it has had its forerunners in various smaller books, such as De Varigny's “Experimental Evolution.” is, we believe, the first scholarly and critical review of a large part of the enormous mass of experimental investigations which have been a feature of zoological science during the last fifteen years. Thus it gives the student a comprehensive and orderly survey (with well-selected bibliography) of a widely-scattered scientific literature; it enables him rapidly to bring himself up to date as regards experiments on the influence of environment, on.hybridising, on inbreeding, on the conditions of growth and reproduction, on the determination of sex, and so on; and the data are presented in a manner so critical and stimulating that the book is bound to have a great influence in promoting experimental research, which is likely to be prominent in zoological laboratories for centuries to come. For

Experimental Zoology.

By Prof. Thomas Hunt Morgan, Pp. xii + 454; illustrated. (New York: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1907.) Price 12s. net.

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T., J. Experimental Zoology . Nature 76, 313–314 (1907).

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