THE SNOUTERS: Form and Life of the Rhinagradentia by Dr. Harold Stumpke

THE SNOUTERS: Form and Life of the Rhinagradentia

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The late Herr Professor 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 Shouters of a South Sea Archipelago which has since ""been annihilated due to the oversight of some subordinate."" (The treatise itself caused some consternation when it first appeared, straight-faced, in Natural History magazine.) It 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. Readers who can't understand all of this can still look at the pictures... A sneaky spoof that kids should relish.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1967
Publisher: Doubleday-Natural History Press