This excellent book, first published in 1951, now most deservedly goes into its fifth edition and should enjoy its usual warm welcome.
It would be invidious to single out too many minor instances wherein this reviewer may differ from the authors. This review will be limited to certain aspects of the book which are of particular personal interest. Such an approach is a necessity in any case, as it is not within this reviewer's competence to discuss adequately and in detail every aspect of this remarkably comprehensive production. A rather trivial general criticism, which of course applies equally to many other books and articles, is that, for preference, indexing of references should list, in alphabetical order, the name of the principal author.
This encyclopedic book covers a vast field in growth and development from the history of the first attempts at scientific study, through hereditary factors, and thence via the