Unscientific Essays


    A MAN is largely known to his friends by his hobbies., and clearly our author's hobby is to sit and reflect, occasionally feeling himself stimulated to jot down what he feels or has seen. He has a broad experience of the wild, both on sea and land, almost unexplored coral reefs of Malay and deserts of Australia. He liked the natives with whom he came into contact, and frequently he has blended folk-lore into his themes, this being perhaps the most interesting feature of his book. He tells us the crab's secret, and of course he caught a sea-serpent, his account of which we first saw repeated in the daily press with references to his official position as a professor of anatomy. As such, journalists apparently supposed him to have no lighter moments; his essays are just the thing for our ease.

    Unscientific Essays.


    Frederic Wood


    By. Pp. 208. (London: E. Arnold and Co., 1924.) 6s. net.

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    Unscientific Essays . Nature 115, 12 (1925) doi:10.1038/115012e0

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