Text-book of Palaeontology

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    THE appearance of a new edition of Zittel's “Palæontology” is always something of an event in the palæontological world, more so, perhaps, than the publication of many a weighty monograph. For this is a work which appeals not only to the student, but to each expert in his own specialty. Some years ago one could say, “there are many text-books, but only one Zittel ”; but this is a tribute that can no longer be paid, since there are now two Zittels. One, the German edition, recently revised by Prof. Broili, but still evincing the cautious conservatism of the original distinguished author; the other, the American edition, retaining the preface and the illustrations of the “Grundzüge,” but in almost all other respects a very different work. It is the first volume of the second edition of this latter that is now before us.

    Text-book of Palaeontology.

    Edited by Prof. C. R. Eastman. Adapted from the German of Prof. Karl A. von Zittel. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. Volume I. Pp. xi + 839. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1913.) Price 25s. net.

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    Text-book of Palaeontology . Nature 93, 661–662 (1914) doi:10.1038/093661a0

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