Experiments and Observations Bearing on the Explanation of Form and Colour

By: Swynnerton, C.F.M.

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Large octavo, pp (184), very slightly used internally, a few pages a little foxed, corners slightly bruised, paperback, covers slightly worn and faded, lacking a corner of the upper cover. {A highly detailed account of experiments with various birds as to the palatibility of various butterflies and moths. Contained in the complete issue of Journal of the Linnean Society, Zoology, Volume XXXIII number 224. This issue also contains Gatenby's 'Notes on the Bionomics, Embryology and Anatomy of certain Hymenoptera Parasitica'.}. [In 1900 Swynnerton became manager of Gungunyana Farm close to the Chirinda Forest in the Chipinga District - a farm bought by Guy Marshall in 1902. For the following 19 years Swynnerton used the farm as a base and worked on comprehensive collections of plants, birds and insects, the plants being written up later in 1911 in J. Linn. Soc. (Bot.) 40:1-245 as Flora of Gazaland. The British Museum was a regular recipient of his plant and insect specimens which were lauded for displaying "a precision in localisation and notes on economic uses which made this collection a model one". He was elected a Fellow of the Linnaean Society in 1907. From the farm he made a number of collecting trips to the nearby Chimanimani Mountains.]

Title: Experiments and Observations Bearing on the Explanation of Form and Colour

Author Name: Swynnerton, C.F.M.

Categories: Ornithology, Entomology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Linnean Society: 1919

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 016620