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The Biology of the Seashore


    THE study of zoology from the ecological standpoint has made rapid strides in America under the energetic leadership of Dr. Adams and Dr. Shelford, and there has been a steady output of text-books and popular books on Nature study written from this point of view. In this country, zoological ecology has received very little attention, and we welcome, therefore, if only on these grounds, this excellent work on the biology of the seashore. As the authors point out, their book is not intended to supersede but to supplement previous works which have been written on classificatory and morphological lines. In fact, they demand a previous knowledge of classification and external morphology in those who use their work. Given this the authors have directed special attention to functional biology and to the adaptations which organisms present to marine life in all its phases.

    The Biology of the Seashore.

    By F. W. Flattely C. L. Walton. Pp. xvi + 336 + 16 plates. (London: Sidgwick and Jackson, Ltd., 1922.) 16s. net.

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