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Address before Section B (Physics) or the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at the Montreal Meeting. By T. C. Mendenhall. Salem, Mass., 1882. Pp. 14.

Test of Building Material, made at Watertown Arsenal, Mass., August, 1882. Philadelphia, 1882. Pp. 33.

Aberrations of Audibility of Fog-Signals. By Arnold B. Johnson. Washington: Judd & Detweiler, Printers. 1882. Pp. 14, with Two Maps.

The Longfellow Calendar for 1883, with Selections for Every Bay iii the Year. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

Statement of Work done at the Harvard College Observatory during the Years 1877-1882. Pp. 23: and, A Plan for securing Observations of the Variable Stars. Pp. 15. By Edward C. Pickering. Cambridge: John Wilson & Son, 1882.

The Worship of the eciprocal Principles of Nature among the Ancient Hebrews. By J. P. MacLean. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. 1882. Pp. 23. 25 cents.

Seventh Annual Report of Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Md. 1882. Pp. 122.

"Paleontological Bulletin," No. 35. By Professor E. D. Cope. Philadelphia: A. E. Foote. 1882. Pp. 44.

Northern Transcontinental Survey. First Annual Report of Raphael Pumpelly, Director. New York; Wells Sackett & Rankin, Printers. 1882. Pp. 16.

Some Observations on Ostriches and Ostrich-Farming. Pp. 11.

Some Indications of an Early Race of Men in New England. By Henry W. Haynes. From the "Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History." Pp. 9.

On the Determination of the Flashing Point of Petroleum. By John T. Stoddard. Pp. 4.

Radiant Heat an Exception to the Second Law of Thermo-Dynamics. By H. T. Eddy, Ph. D. 1882. Pp. 10.

The Sense of Dizziness in Deaf-Mutes. By William James, M. D. Cambridge, 1882. Pp. 16.

Transactions of the Anthropological Society of Washington. From February, 1879, to January, 1882. Vol. I. Washington. 1882. Pp. 142.

Food Adulterations. By Professor Albert B. Prescott, M. D. Reprint from "Annual Report of Michigan State Board of Health for 1882." Pp. 6.

The Tides. By John Nader, Civil Engineer. 1879. Pp. 31.

Sketch of Lewis H. Morgan. By F. W. Putnam. From the "Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences," May, 1882. Pp. 8.

Facts and Phases of Animal Life. By Vernon S. Morwood. Illustrated. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 286. Price, $1.50.

Winners in Life's Race; or. The Great Backboned Family. By Arabella B. Buckley. Illustrated. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 367. Price, $1.50.

Lectures on Art, delivered in Support of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings By Reginald Stuart Poole and others. London: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 232. Price, $1.50.

Anatomical Technology as applied to the Domestic Cat. An Introduction to Human. Vertebrate, and Comparative Anatomy. By Burt G. Wilder and Simon H. Gage. New York and Chicago: A. S. Barnes & Co. Pp. 575. Price, $4.50.

The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, with a Selection from his Correspondence and Occasional Writings, and a Sketch of his Contributions to Science. By Lewis Campbell and William Garnett. London: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 662. Price, $6.

New Method of Learning the French Language. By F. Berger. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 138. Price. $1.

A Study, with Notes, of "The Princess" (Tennyson's poem), By S. E. Dawson. Montreal: Dawson Brothers. Pp. 120.

American Hero-Myths: A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent. By Daniel G. Brinton, M. D. Philadelphia: H. C. Watts & Co. Pp. 251. Price. $1.75.

Traits of Representative Men. By George W. Bungay. Illustrated. New York: Fowler & Wells. Pp. 286. Price, $1.50.