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Principles of Animal Biology

Nature volume 128, pages 242243 (15 August 1931) | Download Citation



THE main problem before the writer of an elementary text-book is usually what to leave out. Prof. Hogben, by leaving out most of the contents of other elementary text-books, has succeeded in writing a book which should interest not only the intelligent student, but also his teacher. Throughout it the animal is dealt with as a group of events rather than a structure. The anatomy of the circulatory system is only considered after a general account of its physiology has been given; the brain and its nerves are rather summarily described after a more detailed account of reflexes and the behaviour of isolated nerves and muscles.

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