Field Book of Ponds and Streams: an Introduction to the Life of Fresh Water

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    A USEFUL book, well qualified to meet the needs of the naturalist anxious to learn about the many members of the flora and fauna of fresh waters. It cannot be expected that such a work could always guide to specific determinations; but often it does so, and the illustrations and descriptions of habits are so definitely to the point that the honest student may attain generic accuracy. Two chapters on varieties of habitat and methods of preserving water animals make an excellent introduction. Unfortunately for us, the book is concerned with American forms of life, and although fresh-water faunas bear a great resemblance the world over, there are groups, especially the vertebrate groups, which scarcely apply to Great Britain. A similar compact ecological treatment of our own freshwater faunas would be a boon to students on this side of the Atlantic.

    Field Book of Ponds and Streams: an Introduction to the Life of Fresh Water.

    Prof.

    Ann Haven

    Morgan

    By. (Putnam's Nature Field Books.) Pp. xvi + 448 + 23 plates. (New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.) 15s. net

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    Field Book of Ponds and Streams: an Introduction to the Life of Fresh Water. Nature 129, 154 (1932) doi:10.1038/129154d0

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