New York: Hafner Publishing, 1960. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 4to. xvii, 695; 696-1239; 1240-1845 pp. Bibliography; Index. More than 700 Illustrations. Maroon boards with gilt lettering housed in publishers slipcase. Books are in fine condition; light wera to slipcase & 2" split at upper edge of open corner. Item #17722
First published in 1939 in two volumes. This exhaustive review of the comparative anatomy of the vertebrate nervous system is more than an accumulation of anatomical facts. It attempts to answer why the phylogenetic development of the nervous system has taken a particular course. In answering this question, structure-function correlations have been made wherever possible and the principles of neurobiotaxis have been used to explain the distribution of neurones, the location of nuclei, the rise of new structures or the increased complexity of old ones, etc. The text contains much theoretical discussion and is profusely illustrated.