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A Geographical Bibliography of British Ornithology from the Earliest Times to the End of 1918

    Naturevolume 105page353 (1920) | Download Citation



    MESSRS. MULLENS AND SWANN have already made ornithologists their debtors by compiling a “Biographical Bibliography of British Ornithology” (completed in 1917). Of this the present work is a supplement or continuation, the books and articles being now arranged under counties. The Rev. F. C. R. Jourdain has shared the labour. The aim of the authors has been to give an account, as complete as possible, of the literature and records relating to the avifauna of each county. This will be of great value to local workers, and there is good sense in Gilbert White's remark, quoted on the title-page: “Men that undertake only one district are much more likely to advance natural knowledge than those that grasp at more than they can possibly be acquainted with; every kingdom, every province, should have its own monographer.” The labour of making this bibliography must have been very great; it has extended over six years, and has meant the consultation and analysis of a huge mass of literature. There are to be six parts, and those which have appeared represent arduous and useful work well executed.

    A Geographical Bibliography of British Ornithology from the Earliest Times to the End of 1918.

    By W. H. Mullens H. Kirke Swann Rev. F. C. R. Jourdain. Part 1. Pp. 96. (London: Witherby and Co., 1919.) Price 6s. net.

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