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fi* jm this account of him, to have thought no personal hardship or exertion wasted in
his attempt to collect £acts, that the natiiraUst of the future may beprovided with com-
plete and verified ideas as to species which will soon be extinct This is good work —
work that we need and that posterity will recognize with gratitude. The illustrations
of the book sure interestmg, and the type is dear."— •A'/iv York Titms,

** The adventures are simply told, but some of them are thrilling of necessity, how-
ever modestly the narrator does his work. Prof. Dyche has had about as many ex-
periences in the way of hunting for science as fall to the lot of the most fortunate, and
this recountal of diem is most interesting. The camps from which he worked ranged
from the Lake of the Woods to Arizona, and northwest to British Columbia, and in
every region he was successful in securing rare specimens for his museiun." — Chicago
Times.

"The literary constructi(Mi is refreshing. The reader is carried into the midst of
die very scenes of which the author tells, not by elaborateness of description, but by
the directness and vividness of every sentence. He is given no opportunity to abandon
the companions with which the book h»s provided him, for incident is made to fellow
incident with no intervening literary padding. In frtct, the book is all action. "~Aa«-
sat City Journal.

"As an outdoor book of camping and hunting this book possesses a timely interest,
but it also has the merit of scientific exactness in the descriptions of the habits, pectd-
iarities, and haunts of wild animals."— /%7Vi?<i>^ A/a Press,

** But what is most important of all in a narrative of this kind— for it seems to us
that 'Camp- Fires of a Naturalist' was written first of all for entertainment — these notes
neither have been * dressed up ' and their accuracy thereby impaired, nor yet retailed in
a dry and statistical manner. The book, in a word, is a plain narrative of adventures
among the larger American »mma\s."—Pkila^l/Aid Bulletin,

** We recommend it most heartily to old and young alike, and suegeat it as a beau-
tiful souvenir volume for those who have seen the wonderful display of mounted animals
at die Worid's Fair."— TV/rX-a Capiial.

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY. NEW YORK.



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Online LibraryThomas Henry HuxleyCollected Essays: Method and results → online text (page 29 of 29)