(1) A Guide for the Study of Animals (2) College Zoology (3) Einführung in die Biologie

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    (1) THE teaching of biology is much more widely spread amongst American than among British schools, and the need for systematised courses of instruction in natural history is there greater than with us. In this work compiled by science teachers of Chicago high schools a graduated course of zoological teaching is drawn up, beginning with observations on house-flies and ending with some very good suggestions on the use of domestic breeds of animals as object lessons. So far as this suggested course goes, the book may be of considerable help to teachers in search of a suitable curriculum. The greater part of the work is, however, devoted to lists of questions that any good teacher could draw up without assistance. Some of the questions are badly worded or unanswerable; for example, “Compared with a hydra, how many cells has an earthworm?” We have some difficulty in judging adequately of this book, since sixteen pages have been left out in binding up the review copy.

    (1) A Guide for the Study of Animals.

    Worrallo Whitney Frederic C. Lucas Harold B. Shinn Mabel E. Smallwood. Pp. ix + 197. (Boston, New York, Chicago: D. C. Heath and Co.) Price 2s.

    (2) College Zoology.

    Prof. Robert W. Hegner. Pp. xxv + 733, (New York: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1912.) Price 11s. net.

    (3) Einführung in die Biologie.

    Prof. Karl Kraepelin. Dritte, verbesserte Auflage, Pp. viii + 356. (Leipzig and Berlin: B. G. Teubner, 1912.) Price 4.80 marks.

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