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Principles of Animal Ecology.

ALLEE, W. C. [Warder Clyde] (1885-1955); EMERSON, Alfred E. [Edwards] (1896-1976); PARK, Orlando (1901-1969); PARK, Thomas & Karl P. [Patterson] SCHMIDT (1890-1957):

Published by Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders, 1949., 1949
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xii, 837 pp; 263 figs.; 54 tables. Original cloth. Near Fine. Bibliography, pp. 731-801. 'Clyde Allee's teaching was so intimately related to his research that to give an account of his researches and of the books and papers that embody its results is to give some account also of his teaching. Of 181 research papers, reviews, and popular articles, 70 were in joint authorship with students or colleagues; he joined with colleagues in writing several of his books, ending with the massive Principles of Animal Ecology with five authors. He clearly made a conscious effort to exemplify in man, at the university level, the principle of cooperation among animals. . . . The work on Principles of Animal Ecology was finished in 1948 and the book was published late in 1949. It had a favorable reception in the ecological world. Charles Elton, our eminent British colleague, wrote in his review: 'Francis Bacon wrote that 'Some Books are to be Tasted, Others to be Swallowed, and Some Few to be Chewed and Digested.' This book belongs to the last class. It is by far the most important general treatise on the subject that has ever been published, and one which should . . . be in every ecologist's library (whether he be a botanist, zoologist, or general naturalist). To any serious working ecologist, and above all to the teacher on the subject, it is above price. The amount of sheer hard reading and analytical thought and writing that have gone into its making fills one with admiration and respect. . . . Anyone who takes the trouble to master this great treatise will find himself as well educated in animal ecology as anyone can be from a book. . . . I can hardly believe that anyone who really took in the range and depth of what is put into this book could remain narrow-minded' ' (Schmidt, Warder Allee 1885-1955: A Biographical Memoir, National Academy of Sciences, 1957). In this memoir Schmidt also goes into considerable, gripping detail regarding an accident that the wheelchair-bound Allee sustained (after the death of his wife that required his daughters to care for him), falling eight feet vertically onto his head and requiring spinal surgery by the esteemed Percival Bailey, who had operated on Allee previously: 'Early in 1930 the first indications of a most disturbing paralysis of the lower limbs began to appear. The paralysis increased, and was diagnosed as a spinal tumor, one of those strange unpredictable embryonic inclusions to which the human body is in relatively rare cases subject. The problem was faced, and an operation was performed by the great neurosurgeon Dr. Percival Bailey.'. Bookseller Inventory # 20029

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Title: Principles of Animal Ecology.

Publisher: Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders, 1949.

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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