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Elements of Agriculture: a Text-book prepared under the Authority of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, by the late Dr W Fream

Nature volume 88, page 479 (08 February 1912) | Download Citation



WHILE British agriculture is, by common consent, at least as highly developed as any system that can be found in any other country, it has by no means a copious modern literature. Among the comparatively small number of text-books on the subject one by Dr. Fream has for many years stood pre-eminent, and has, indeed, become a traditional part of our agricultural education. The book might have defects, and it was undeniably out of date in many places, but it had served for generations of students, and must therefore have merit. And further, as time went on, no competitors arose, so that it has remained in possession of the field.

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