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Bibliography in Entomology

Nature volume 135, page 180 (02 February 1935) | Download Citation



THE annual meeting of the Royal Entomological Society of London was held on January 16. In his presidential address, Dr. S. A. Neave took as his subject the development of bibliographical work relating to entomology. After dealing briefly with the growth of bibliographical compilations on the subject, Dr. Neave described the organisation responsible for the production of the monthly issues of the Review of Applied Entomology. His own very close connexion with the founding and growth of this periodical enabled him to give to his audience an intimate explanation of the manner in which the literature is surveyed and abstracted: the details of editorial duties and the work of preparing the elaborate indexes which are so prominent a feature in each completed volume. This well-known publication enjoys a world-wide circulation, and aims at keeping workers posted, by means of summaries, in the vast literature pertaining to the agricultural, medical and veterinary aspects of entomology.

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