The Evolution of the Australian Merino


TO the student of evolution this history of the Australian merino will be of great interest, for it not only gives a narrative of the ways in which the breed was formed, but also seeks to analyse the factors responsible for its successful development. After tracing the history from Spain, through England, France, Austria, Germany and United States to Australia, detailed accounts are given of the development of the main flocks and lines of blood in the various Australian States. In the later chapters dealing with the ways and means of the evolution, geneticists will find much of interest.

The Evolution of the Australian Merino

By E. W. Cox. Pp. xxii + 160 + 31 plates. (Sydney and London: Angus and Robertson, Ltd., 1936.) 21s.

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H., J. The Evolution of the Australian Merino. Nature 140, 870–871 (1937).

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