CONFESSIONS OF A SCIENTIST by Raymond L. Ditmars

CONFESSIONS OF A SCIENTIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There's a steady demand in public libraries (in both general circulation and children's rooms) for the Ditmars' books, and this one won't disappoint the public interested in his fascinating career. This is perhaps a more intimate book than his last, a close-up picture of the sort of life he leads in his travels for specimen, in his stunts in the zoo, in his lecture work, in his motion picture ventures, in his contacts with medical research. There are adventures aplenty with his strange family, and a vampire bat with her unexpected baby is a new figure. Readable no end, he makes his daily grind as exciting as the most far-fetched adventure tale, -- a nine foot deadly mamba loose in the technical equipment of the movies, the dragon lizards from Komodo, heart breaking failures, etc.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1934
Publisher: Macmillan