[Book Reviews]


WHILE some of the material in this book is years out-of-date, there are so many beautiful figures and descriptions from the works of the last generation of Continental zoologists, that the book will prove a very valuable addition to the library of the teaching zoologist. Some of the work of Belaf especially, which is incorporated, is extremely fine. The protozoological and cytological treatment is naturally very well done, if, as the reviewer has mentioned, a little behind the times. It is possibly somewhat tiresome to have served up to one the descriptive cytology and protozoology of the Bouin's fluid and Schaudinn's fluid epoch. The author would have done well if before finishing he could have read Wilson's “The Cell,” but it would be cavalier to expect in a book of this size a treatment of various cytological subjects on the masterly lines of Wilson. There is a quite fine chapter on develop mental physiology, written, as indeed is the rest of the book, concisely and clearly. The reviewer recommends teachers of zoology to obtain a copy of this work, because, in the absence of a good library, it will provide something from the work of the Continental protozoologists and cytologists. The author is to be congratulated on the manner in which he has brought forward a great mass of material, and condensed it into a splendid work of seven hundred pages.

Allgemeine Biologie: eine Einführung in die Lehre vom Leben.

Von Dr. Max Hartmann. Zweiter Teil: Formwechsel und Reizerscheinungen. Pp. v + 263–756 + ix. (Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1927.) 25 gold marks.

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GATENBY, J. [Book Reviews]. Nature 123, 125 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/123125b0

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