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Cornell University    
  Jan 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6720 - The Literature and Subject Matter of Natural History

Spring. 1 credit. S-U grades only.

Minimum enrollment 10; maximum 40.

H. E. Evans.

Introduces natural history literature.  Shows and discusses materials relating to the earth sciences and the biology of plants and animals from around the world.  Students are required to show and discuss a book that concerns natural history in a country of their choice, and submit a one-page book report for duplication on the day of their presentation.  (A recommended reference text is The Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Natural History by R. J. Lincoln and G. A. Boxshall, 1990.) Golden Guides for mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes, insects, pond life, seashore life, tropical fish, wildflowers, and fossils are useful.

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