Allgemeine Zoologie und Abstammungslehre


THE imposing and beautifully illustrated volume of about 800 pages forms an admirable textbook upon the sense-organs of animals. Its author is well known as.successor of Haeckel and Director of the Phyletic Museum at Jena, as one of the most trustworthy of German writers on the philosophy of evolution, and as the author of highly important morphological researches, such as those upon the primitive gasteropods. Prof. Plate is primarily a morphologist, yet he clearly recognises that evolutionary theory, although its record is necessarily morphological, must, if it is to be fruitful, remain in close touch with physiology. Indeed, his book is a good example of what the ideal text-books of general zoology in the.future will be in its happy combination of anatomy and physiology.

Allgemeine Zoologie und Abstammungslehre.

Von Prof. Dr. Ludwig Plate. Zweiter Teil: Die Sinnesorgane der Tiere. Pp. ix + 806. (Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1924.) 22 gold marks.

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KERR, J. Allgemeine Zoologie und Abstammungslehre. Nature 114, 602–603 (1924).

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