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Vergleichende Anatomic der Wirbeltiere

Nature volume 82, pages 362363 (27 January 1910) | Download Citation



THE seventh edition of this well-known text-book is much more than a mere reprint of the 1906 edition, the work in its present form having experienced both a thorough revision and a considerable increase in bulk. Additions have been made to the accounts of nearly every system of organs, and the verbal descriptions supplemented by the inclusion of nearly one hundred new text-figures. The new figures illustrating the skulls, so coloured as to distinguish bone from cartilage, are very effective, and those of Petromyzon, Lacerta, Crocodilus, and Chelone will be found especially useful; indeed, it is a pity that a few more laboratory types (such as Hatteria, and some additional birds and mammals) were not included at the same time. The valuable literature-list—a most excellent feature of this book—has also of necessity been much enlarged.

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