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A SECOND EDITION OF

LEISURE-TIME STUDIES.

By ANDREW WILSON, F.R.S.E.

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“It would be useless to attempt to give an idea of all that is interesting in Dr. Wilson's book, for it literally teems with new and valuable information in every page. As a whole, we can most highly recommend this volume."

NORTH BRITISH DAILY MAIL. “We have here a collection of biological essays, pleasing, readable, and popular in the better sense of the word—that is, intelligible outside of strictly professional and scientific circles, but not shallow or inaccurate.

Will the time ever come when such books as the one before us will be, to a great extent, substituted for the literary rubbish, grave or light, which now fills the shelves of libraries, and engrosses the attention of the reading public?”

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF Science. “Dr. Wilson's readers may feel perfect confidence that they will have no hypotheses palmed on them for facts, nor individual conjectures for generally accepted opinions ; while on the other hand they will enjoy to the full the literary charm which scientific precision adds to the contagious enthusiasm of a writer who can also love nature for its beauty's sake.”

BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. “Public education owes much to such men as Dr. Wilson and many fellow labourers, who take up special scientific subjects, invest them with an attractive literary dress, and bring them under the notice of the public.”--AUSTRALASIAN.

“Dr. A. Wilson is known as one of the most indefatigable among the popularisers of science, both by voice and pen. . . . . To his labours in this direction Dr. Wilson has made an acceptable addition in the shape of this volume of Leisure-Time Studies. The volume contains numerous diagrams and illustrations, and is a readable and informatory contribution to popular scientific literature."- SCOTSMAN.

“ Dr. Andrew Wilson has for several years been well known as one of the most successful popularisers of science, and has contributed much to several of our best magazines. In this volume he shows himself a successful observer in several departments, communicating the results of original research; and throughout there are tokens of fine fancy and delicate literary perception, as well as descriptive touches here and there worthy of Charles Kingsley, only end as we began, by heartily recommending this book, full as it is of knowledge and the results of independent research, and all communicated with a glow of enthusiasm and a literary felicity which makes it delightful to read. And though it is thus in a sense a popular book, it is also one of the most instructive and thoughtful."--NONCONFORMIST.

“Comprises a number of essays and addresses on scientific themes, chiefly biological, which are handled in a popular way, though without sacrifice of the scientific spirit. They treat of science culture for the masses, the law of likeness and its working, the origin of nerves, science and poetry, lower forms of life, facts and fictions of zoology, and other kindred topics. We must leave the reader to his entertaining and instructive pages.”—DAILY News.

CHATTO & WINDUS, Piccadilly, W.

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By ANDREW WILSON, F.R.S.E.

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It would be useless to attempt to give an idea of all that is interesting in Dr. Wilson's book, for it literally teems with new and valuable information in every page. ... . As a whole, we can most highly recommend this volume.”

NORTH BRITISH DAILY MAIL. “We have here a collection of biological essays, pleasing, readable, and popular in the better sense of the word--that is, intelligible outside of strictly professional and scientific circles, but not shallow or inaccurate. Will the time ever come when such books as the one before us will be, to a great extent, substituted for the literary rubbish, grave or light, which now fills the shelves of libraries, and engrosses the attention of the reading public ?”

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE. “Dr. Wilson's readers may feel perfect confidence that they will have no hypotheses palmed on them for facts, nor individual conjectures for generally accepted opinions ; while on the other hand they will enjoy to the full the literary charm which scientific precision adds to the contagious enthusiasm of a writer who can also love nature for its beauty's sake.”

British QUARTERLY Review. “Public education owes much to such men as Dr. Wilson and many fellow labourers, who take up special scientific subjects, invest them with an attractive literary dress, and bring them under the notice of the public.”—AUSTRALASIAN.

“Dr. A. Wilson is known as one of the most indefatigable among the popularisers of science, both by voice and pen. To his labours in this direction Dr. Wilson has made an acceptable addition in the shape of this volume of Leisure-Time Studies. The volume contains numerous diagrams and illustrations, and is a readable and informatory contribution to popular scientific literature."-SCOTSMAN,

“Dr. Andrew Wilson has for several years been well known as one of the most successful popularisers of science, and has contributed much to several of our best magazines. In this volume he shows himself a successful observer in several departments, communicating the results of original research; and throughout there are tokens of fine fancy and delicate literary perception, as well as descriptive touches here and there worthy of Charles Kingsley,

We can only end as we began, by heartily recommending this book, full as it is of knowledge and the results of independent research, and all communicated with a glow of enthusiasm and a literary felicity which makes it delightful to read. And though it is thus in a sense a popular book, it is also one of the most instructive and thoughtful.”-NONCONFORMIST.

“Comprises a number of essays and addresses on scientific themes, chiefly biological, which are handled in a popular way, though without sacrifice of the scientific spirit. They treat of science culture for the masses, the law of likeness and its working, the origin of nerves, science and poetry, lower forms of life, facts and fictions of zoology, and other kindred topics. We must leave the reader to his entertaining and instructive pages.”—DAILY NEws.

CHATTO & WINDUS, Piccadilly, W.

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