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Outlines of Palœontology

Nature volume 128, page 173 (01 August 1931) | Download Citation



IT is a good sign that a second edition of this excellent book should be called for after seven years, a period which for text-books of this rather special character must be regarded as short. For this is far removed from the ordinary manual. It is no mere summary of either facts or theories. While it does not ignore facts, it bases on them a succession of thoughts that breed thought in the reader. Prof. Swinnerton has not compiled facts, he has assimilated them, and every page bears the mark of an original thinker.

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