Natural History, Informal and Formal 1

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    (1) THE first of the books before us aims rather at being a work of art than of natural history. It tells, with many a winding bout of linked fancy, of the yearnings of a boy and of a somewhat introspective stag. Never since the days of melancholy Jacques was such outpour of sentiment upon a stricken deer. To those who like this mood the book may be recommended, for it is curiously wrought and daintily embellished.


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      The Trail of the Sandhill Stag. By E. T. Seton . Pp. 93+plates. (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914.) Price 3s. 6d. net.

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      Wild Game in Zambezia. By R. C. F. Maugham . Pp. xii+376+plates. (London: John Murray, 1914.) Price 12s. net.

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      Animal Communities in Temperate America as Illustrated in the Chicago Region. A Study in Animal Ecology. By Dr. V. E. Shelford . Pp. xiii+362. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press; London: Cambridge University Press, n.d.) Price 12s. net.

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    Natural History, Informal and Formal 1 . Nature 93, 665–667 (1914) doi:10.1038/093665b0

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