The late Herr Professor Dr. Stumpke (umlaut) was the curator of the Museum of the Darwin Institute of Hy-Yi-Yi (written...

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THE SNOUTERS: Form and Life of the Rhinogradentia

The late Herr Professor Dr. Stumpke (umlaut) was the curator of the Museum of the Darwin Institute of Hy-Yi-Yi (written Heieiei in German since they do love to run words together) where he wrote this original treatise on the Snouters of a South Sea Archipelago which has since ""been annihilated due to the oversight of some subordinate."" This seems to deal with the classification of the idiotrophic (a word we picked up here) forms of the Snouter which has a ""highly differentiated nasarium"" and probably all kinds of sinus problems. Since we didn't understand most of it, we looked at the pictures (by Gerolf Steiner) and particularly recommend the Rhinostentor submersus (he has a rosette on his proboscis) and the Marmontops Ursulus (he's a tasselsnouted shmoo) as home pets.... Buy this for your son the biologist. Keep it... If you can read a line of it out loud you are not only scientifically sapiens but verbally gifted, and if you don't laugh you're hopelessly humorless.

Pub Date: Sept. 22, 1967

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday-Natural History Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1967