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The Fishing Village and Other Writings (Literary and Scientific)

    Naturevolume 100page424 (1918) | Download Citation

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    THIS little volume, from the patriotic point of view, records the ready and eager devotion of a young life, the self-sacrifice so nobly shared with thousands of other men, including even actual boys. To a scientific journal its appeal is different. Though falling in battle before he was twenty-two, Wilfrid Omer-Cooper had already made his mark as a naturalist by ardour in research, acuteness in observing, and a highly useful facility of expression. Evidence of this zeal and capacity led to his becoming a fellow of the Linnean Society at the earliest possible date, as was the case with Sir William Hooker and his son, Sir Joseph Hooker, though with how different a tenure, one of fewer weeks than they had years.

    The Fishing Village and Other Writings (Literary and Scientific).

    By W. Omer-Cooper. Introduction by George A. B. Dewar. (Bournemouth: Horace G. Commin, 1917.) Price 3s. 6d. net.

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