Pearls and Parasites

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    THE title of Mr. Shipley's book scarcely serves to indicate the general character of the contents. The volume contains nine essays, which, with one exception, deal with problems of economic zoology. The subjects introduced vary considerably among themselves, as the following titles show:—Pearls and Parasites; the Depths of the Sea; British Sea-fisheries; Zebras, Horses, and Hybrids; Pasteur; Malaria; “Infinite Torment of Flies”; and the Danger of Flies. The concluding essay is an inquiry into the aims and finance of Cambridge University. Most of the essays have appeared previously in periodicals, and have been read by many people interested in science. The subjects discussed are sufficiently important to attract the scientific as well as the general reader.

    Pearls and Parasites.

    By A. E. Shipley Pp. xv+232; with illustrations. (London: John Murray, 1908.) Price 7s. 6d. net.

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    Pearls and Parasites . Nature 78, 662 (1908) doi:10.1038/078662b0

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