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with all requisite detail, and there is no doubt that the work will be prized by naturalists as a substantial contribution to zoölogical science. But, at the same time, the interests of a larger circle, viz., the educated though unscientific public, have not been overlooked. Indeed, what may be called the "popular" aspects of the subject in hand, namely, the life-histories of the species, and their economic and other practical relations, are considered at length.

Narrative of the Expedition of the Polaris. Edited by Rear-Admiral C. H. Davis. Pp. 696. Washington: Government Printing-Office.

The story of the gallant Captain Charles Francis Hall is here told in simple, unaffected style; indeed, as it would appear, for the most part in the very words of Hall himself, and of his companions in danger and misfortune. The volume is of quarto size, on heavy calendered paper, elegantly printed, and adorned with a steel-plate portrait of Captain Hall, a vignette of the Polaris, some forty full-page wood engravings, numerous smaller engravings, and six maps. It is, indeed, a fitting monument to the genius and intrepidity of Captain Hall and the modest heroism of his officers and crew.




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Smithsonian Report for 1876. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 488.

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Report of Steamboat Inspection in Canada. Ottawa: Maclean, Rogers & Co. print. Pp. 346.

Anales del Museo Nacional de México, tom. I., entrega la México: Cárlos Ramiro print. Pp. 46. With Plate.

Catalogue of the Missouri State University. Jefferson City: Regan & Carter print. Pp. 160.

Preservation of Wood as adapted to Ship-building. By C. E. Munroe. Claremont, N. H.: Manufacturing Co. print. Pp. 16.

Immediate Fulfillment of Prophecy. By Captain J. E. Cole. New York: O'Keefe print. Pp. 53.

Proceedings of the American Philological Association. Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. print. Pp. 52.

Latimer Collection of Antiquities. By O. T. Mason. From "Smithsonian Report for 1876."

Immortality of the Soul. By C. Skelton, M.D. Trenton, N. J.: Naar, Day & Naar print. Pp. 27.

Overturning the World. By Dr. G. M. Ramsey. New York: P. F. McBreen print. Pp. 27.

Iodates of Cobalt and Nickel. By F. W. Clarke. From American Journal of Science. Pp. 7.

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International Conference on Education. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 92.

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Four Great Eras in Modern Astronomy. By Jacob Ennis. Cambridge: Wilson & Son print. Pp. 21.

The Force that put all the Heavens in Motion. By Jacob Ennis. Pp. 23.

Standard Public Time. By Jacob Ennis. Cambridge: Printed for the Observatory. Pp. 12.

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The United States Pharmacopœia, as is well known, has been issued in revised editions every ten years, since its first appearance in 1830. These revisions have been made under the authority and direction of "The National Convention for revising the Pharmacopœia," consisting of delegates from medical and pharmaceutical colleges; the real work, however, has