THE AMOEBA by Scan Morrison


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This disappointing introduction to amoeba proteus is an unimaginative assemblage of zoological facts, long scientific words, and babyish definitions (""Cells are the pieces of a living jigsaw puzzle. They fit together in a special way to make up an animal or a plant""). Few of the photomicrographs are instructive at this level, many are unclear, and some (a slice of basswood tree to illustrate ""different kinds of cells"") simply irrelevant. Produced in small print and a generally off-putting format, this will add few recruits to microzoology.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1971
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan