Recent Advances in Entomology

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IF the quantity and quality of published work is a safe criterion of the vitality of a science, entomology is showing no apparent signs of decay. On the contrary, it is displaying all the symptoms of a normal and vigorous growth. So intensively is research being prosecuted on both the pure and applied sides, that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the individual to keep himself conversant with the various advances that are being continually made. More and more the field of experimental activity is being enlarged in the search of new facts that may be utilised in man's struggle for ascendancy over the insect hordes that frequently threaten his very existence. At the same time investigation of purely morphological problems proceeds apace, unravelling the complexities of insect structure and function and shedding new light on the problems of relationship and ancestry. In the interests of further progress it is essential that the results of this vast volume of work should be submitted periodically to critical review and analysis.

Recent Advances in Entomology.

By Dr. A. D. Imms. (The Recent Advances Series.)Pp. viii + 374. (London: J. and A. Churchill, 1931.) 12s. 6d.

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CAMERON, A. Recent Advances in Entomology. Nature 129, 150–152 (1932) doi:10.1038/129150a0

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