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A Bird-Book for Young People1

Nature volume 88, pages 352353 (11 January 1912) | Download Citation



WITH the assistance of Mr. A. R. Horwood, of the Leicester Museum, who has written the first seventy-eight pages dealing with bird photography, collecting eggs and skins, mounting the latter, and nature-study generally, Mr. Westell has succeeded in producing a very readable little volume. It is also rendered more attractive by the photographic illustrations, many of which appear to be from nature, although others are obviously “faked;” The author treats his subject from the point of view of environment, discussing in turn the birds of the garden, the lane, the field and meadow, the air, the woodland, the heath, moor and mountain, the riverside, and the coast. That such an arrangement has a certain advantage from the point of view of the collector is sufficiently obvious, and in the opinion of the author it apparently outweigh difficulties that arise from the systematic point of view.

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