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Animal Mind

    Naturevolume 120page79 (1927) | Download Citation



    Miss PITT'S work is the modern version of the old ancedotal hatural history which Edward Jesse and others made familiar to early-Victorian naturalists. But the new version is much revised and improved, for Miss Pitt's knowledge of the ways of common birds and mammals is deep, and in endeavouring to interpret habits and incidents she is seldom betrayed into the facile explanations which often satisfied the earlier writers. The observations are acute and reveal many striking facts well worth testing in a wider field, such as the response of the eating instinct of a young fox to the presence of a trace of fur, while plain flesh was ignored. The book is well adapted for the general reader as well as for the trained naturalist.

    Animal Mind.



    By. Pp. 340 + 22 plates. (London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1927.) 15s. net.

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