A Manual of Foraminifera


IT is a matter open to question whether proto-zoologists, who concern themselves with the bionomics of the Foraminifera, can pay very much attention to the publications of the modern and fundamentally American school of commercial protozoology. It was a dies nefas for the biological student of the group when American systeinatists formulated the theory that minute variations of the ectoskeleton revealed the presence in oil shales, at a given depth, of petroleum, and that these variations progressively indicated where petroleum wells might be sunk. This formulation was made in, approximately, 1917, since when a vast body of workers, numbering more than three hundred, has been banded together, for the most part in somewhat quarrelsome mood, into the Society of Petroleum Geologists of America, with rival laboratories and a journal of its own.

A Manual of Foraminifera.

By Prof. J. J. Galloway. (James Furman Kemp Memorial Series, Publication No. 1.) Pp. xiii + 483. (Bloomington, Ind.: The Principia Press, Inc.; London: Williams and Norgate, Ltd., 1933.) 25s. net.

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HERON-ALLEN, E. A Manual of Foraminifera . Nature 134, 43–45 (1934). https://doi.org/10.1038/134043a0

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