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The British Tunicata

Nature volume 78, pages 5051 (21 May 1908) | Download Citation



THE first volume of this work was published in 1905, and was noticed in NATURE in the following year (vol. lxxiii., p. 508). So far as the so-called “simple” and “social” Ascidians are concerned, the work is now complete. No statement is made as to whether we are to expect a third volume on the “compound” Ascidians. We understand, however, that such a volume is in preparation, and that it will include a bibliography of the Tunicata by the editor. We may repeat our congratulations to the Ray Society for publishing this long-lost work, and to Mr. Hopkinson for his careful editorship under many difficulties. The numerous coloured and photographic plates included in this volume maintain the same high standard as in its predecessor, and the lives of the authors, by their friends Canon Norman and the late Dr. Embleton, which are prefixed to this volume, are full of interest for all who can appreciate the simplicity of nature and patient genius of two of the most distinguished pioneers in the field of British marine zoology.

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