Nature Volume 104

Nature Volume 104

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Essex Naturalist. The list of species recorded from Essex is mainly of county interest, but it is the county to which Miss Lister and a number of friends who have been inspired by her work and that of her father have devoted special attention, and there! fore serves as an object-lesson to naturalists in other counties. The tabulated lists at the end of the book of the species recorded from similar areas in the Home Counties, the Vest of England, and the North of Scotland respectively, indicate what may be done by a few enthusiasts in the study of this interesting little group at the base of organised life. But the greater part of the volume is of wider interest. The first section, on the study of Mycetozoa in Britain, is an historical resume of their study in this country, from the time of John Ray. who refers to one of our commoner species in his "Synopsis of British Plants" in 1696, and of Dillenius, who figures several species in an enlarged edition of the "Synopsis" in 1724, to the classic "Descriptive Catalogue of the Mycetozoa," by Mr. Arthur Lister, in 1894. This monograph, in the preparation of which Miss Lister shared, and the handy little "Guide to the British Species" have done much to extend the study of the group, both in Great Britain and abroad, as is indicated by the rapidly increasing number of species in successive editions of the "Guide," the fourth of which is now being issued by the Trustees of the British Museum. The second section, on the habitats of the Mycetozoa, will be of great service to workers in indicating where to look for these organisms, and what species are likely to be found in special environments. The habitat varies remarkably....show more

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  • Paperback | 754 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,320g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887018
  • 9781236887016