Natural History Magazine


    THE October number of this British Museum publication contains an interesting account of the remounting and preservation of the famous Cran-bourne meteorite, the conclusion of a long description of the Museum's East African Expedition, and a paper on vermin, based upon Steele Elliot's Bedfordshire records. We record with regret the concluding paragraph of the number: “The Trustees of the British Museum have decided to cease the publication of the Natural History Magazine after the issue of the present number, which completes the fifth volume”. The experiment has not been long-lived, and as members of the reading public we should attribute its failure to the price charged for what is essentially Museum advertisement and propaganda, and to the tendency of contributors to forget that lightness of hand as well as solid fact is a necessary ingredient in attractive writing.

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    Natural History Magazine . Nature 138, 796 (1936).

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