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An Introduction to Biology for Students in India

Nature volume 85, page 370 (19 January 1911) | Download Citation



THIS little book does not pretend to be a complete introduction to biology, and the title is perhaps somewhat misleading. It deals exclusively with certain invertebrate types and certain general principles, and appears to have been designed for the use more especially of Indian medical students. The author tells us in his preface that the book was written somewhat hurriedly, because it was urgently needed. The types dealt with have very properly been selected from the Indian fauna, and the work is evidently based very largely upon personal observations, for which the author deserves due credit. Some of the animals described, such as the fresh-water sponge, the scorpion, and the mosquito, are not usually dealt with in elementary text-books.

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