Scientific Survey of the Cambridge District


    WHILE those who are visiting Cambridge for the first time-and indeed many who are re-visiting their Alma Mater-will have found the little “Concise Guide to the Town and University of Cambridge”, originally written by John Willis Clark, of the utmost value and interest, an even wider audience will have welcomed the book “A Scientific Survey of the Cambridge District” specially prepared for the meeting by the local committee in Cambridge and edited by Dr. H. C. Darby. In fifteen chapters, the geology, physiography, climate, biology and history of Cambridge and the Fen District are summarized by specialists, with numerous references to the literature, and with appropriate maps and diagrams. In particular, there are, as would be expected, chapters on the drainage of the Fens and on the Breckland. The fact that this customary survey of the venue of the meeting is now sent out to members a week or so before the meeting opens gives the scientific worker time to learn in advance of the local topics and places likely to be of especial interest to him. The Survey is to be printed as usual in the Annual Report, and additional copies are also on sale (price 2s.).

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    Scientific Survey of the Cambridge District. Nature 142, 351 (1938).

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