Allgemeine Biologie


    IN the review of the second edition of this work, which appeared in this journal in 1906, it was pointed out that for any single man to undertake to give a circumstantial and critical account of the numerous problems of modern biology, and to support the conclusions arrived at by a sufficient record of the facts on which they are founded, is too stupendous a task, and one which certainly cannot be adequately carried out in a single volume. The third edition of Dr. Oscar Hertwig's book follows soon after the second, and it is to be inferred that it has been useful to a large circle of readers in Germany and elsewhere, though it has not attracted so much attention in England. It is doubtful whether the third edition will be more successful in this country than its predecessor. It is enlarged by the addition of eighty pages, and the illustrations in the text, which are well chosen and for the most part admirably executed, have been increased in number from 371 to 435.

    Allgemeine Biologie.

    By Oscar Hertwig. Dritte Auflage. Pp. xviii+728. (Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1909.) Price 16 marks.

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    Allgemeine Biologie . Nature 83, 455–456 (1910).

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