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(1) Tirol, Vorarlberg und Liechtenstein (2) Mittelmeerbilder (3) La Régon du Haut Tell en Tunisie (4) Animal Geography: The Faunas of the Natural Regions of the Globe (5) A Commercial Geography of the World

Nature volume 92, pages 471473 (25 December 1913) | Download Citation



(1) PROF. VON DALLA TORRE'S contribution to Junk's. “Natur-F7ührer” is produced in the well-known style of “Baedeker's Guides,” and is a scientific companion for the pedestrian or the cyclist. The commonplace details as to hotels and meals, railway-tickets, and gratuities to custodians, are omitted altogether; in their place we find a truly marvellous amount of information on natural phenomena, from scenic details to botanical species, arranged topographically, just as we come across them on the routes. Human antiquities, from Roman times back to the cave-dwellers, are also noticed. It is impossible to give a fair idea of the personal observation and literary research that have resulted in these crowded pages. Two examples may be suggestive; but we must select from small places to keep the quotations within bounds. Here (p. 218) is Sillian, one of the delightful villages in the valley of the Drau:—

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