[Short Reviews]


    THE cinema has now come to be regarded as a valuable tool in the construction of a biological education. The visual images that the viewer carries away with him are necessarily more stimulating and dynamic than the static photographs of text-books. But the transitory character of a film-showing has a disadvantage in that if a mistake in visual memory is made by a pupil it may well persist, so that the aim of the authors of "Looking at Life" in supplying an elementary book which could be used as a complement to the already available biological films is admirable.

    Looking at Life

    An Introduction to Biology. By A. M. S. Clark and G. Buckland Smith. Pp. xvi + 224. (London: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1939.) 2s. 6d.

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    [Short Reviews]. Nature 145, 136 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145136c0

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