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Man and Beast in Eastern Ethiopia: from Observations made in British East Africa, Uganda, and the Sudan

Nature volume 88, page 346 (11 January 1912) | Download Citation



THIS work has been prepared with considerable care, and the reviewer has no desire to be captious; but he feels bound to say that there is little in it which strikes him as being due to really original observations on the part of the author; nor are the illustrations (all of them woodcuts) particularly novel, or, in the case of beasts and birds, invariably accurate. They do not possess the truth of photographs taken direct from nature. Moreover, in regard to these illustrations, many are from photographs or drawings in other books; and even when the source of the original is mentioned (this is not always done), one asks oneself why they should be reproduced, since the original work is easily accessible in libraries.

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