IT is with feelings of sad regret that we turn over the pages of this monograph. Mr. Brook laboured long and hard at the book, carried it through the press, but did not live to see his labours recognised by his colleagues. His sudden and premature death has already been noticed in NATURE (vol. xlviii. pp. 376, 420), and the present writer would like to add his testimony to the accurate and painstaking character of the work of George Brook. Happily free from pecuniary anxiety, he was able to, and did, devote his time to scientific work without regard to its paying qualities, either as to money or to immediate scientific reputation.
Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History).
Vol. I. “The Genus Madrepora.” By George Brook. (London, 1893.)