Magazine of Zoology and Botany (1)
by Prideaux John Selby (9781150570094)

Magazine of Zoology and Botany (1)
Prideaux John Selby
Release Date: 21 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781150570094
ISBN-10: 1150570091

Volume: 1 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1837 Original Publisher: W.H. Lizars Subjects: Botany Zoology Natural history Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: In stating my opinion of the manner in which we may explain the phenomenon of a " tree within a tree," without the necessity of referring to the theory of Du Petit Thouars, I do not wish to be understood as asserting this theory to be incorrect. If it is to stand, it will doubtless be one day established upon clear and conclusive experimental proof; but in the meantime it is right for us to be cautious in admitting the explanation of any phenomenon upon the supposition of the theory being true, which may as easily be accounted for upon other and well established principles. III. -- The Natural History of the British Entomostraca. By William Baird, Surgeon. Thbre is no order of insects to which so little attention has been paid by the naturalists of Great Britain, as the Entomostraca, and there are few, if any, that are more deserving of attentive study. The external appearance of these little interesting creatures, viz. insects enclosed in a testaceous covering, is enough of itself to excite the curiosity, and rouse the interest of the naturalist. A great number of them, indeed, are so like shells, that a person ignorant of the inhabitants would not fail at first sight to call them so; and the very singular phenomenon of animals belonging to the class of insects, being so covered with a shell, has supplied to Miiller the name of Entomostracon, a term derived from two Greek words, signifying " an insect with a shell;"t a name which this order of insects lias hitherto maintained, and which has been almost universally...

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