Simple Curiosity: Letters from George Gaylord Simpson to His Family, 1921-1970. Leo F. La- porte, ed. University of California Press: February, 340 pp. $29.95. Collection of letters that range from Simpson's career as a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History, Harvard, the University of Arizona and the British Museum, through expeditions he took to the American West, South American Pampas, North Africa and Italy.

Reproduction and Development Marine Invertebrates of the Northern Pacific Coast: Data and Methods for the Study of Eggs, Embryos, and Larvae. Megumi F.Strathmann.

University of Washington Press: February, 682 pp, $35. Provides background information for marine fauna, primarily from the cold temperate waters. Also discusses basic collection and maintenance procedures for marine specimens.

Dynamic Characteristics of ion-Selective Electrodes. Erno Pungor, Erno Linder, Klara Toth, eds. CRC Press: February, 192 pp. $95. Discusses fundamentals, the impedance field, the polarization field and theoretical models of...

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