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(1) The Biology of the Amphibia (2) Snakes of the World

Nature volume 130, pages 379380 (10 September 1932) | Download Citation



(1) IN recent years marked changes have taken place in the outlook of biologists. Zoology must inevitably rest upon a foundation of morphology and classification; yet it is being increasingly realised that the study of animals demands for its development more fertile ground than is presented by the facts of anatomy and phylogeny. The living animal is a side of zoology which dominates to-day. Dr. Kingsley Noble strikes a distinctively modern note in the work under notice in directing attention to the physiological aspect of the subject, and he has been successful in covering the dry bones of anatomy with living flesh.

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