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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

of a traveler whose mission is scientific, and who expects to make a study of all that he sees, and to draw a lesson valuable to students and to mankind from every object he meets. The impressions are recorded here. The studies will come afterward, and the fruits of them, probably, be given to the world in volumes which will be heavier in proportion as they are of more solid value. Professor Haeckel, as may be inferred from the character of his mind, saw more than common tourists do, and, in one direction at least, more intelligently. To him, in Ceylon—a country of tropical luxuriance, contrasting strongly with cold and frugal Germany everything was fresh, new, and full of blooming life. These qualities are exhibited also by his narrative, which is brilliant in color, warm with admiration, and diversified with the lively effusions of an imagination which might have made a poet had it not been bestowed upon a student of prosaic biology.

The Maintenance of Health. A Medical Work for Law Readers. By J. Milner Fothergill, M. D., M. R. C. P. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 366. Paper. Price, 60 cents.

A work that was first published several years ago, but which is so thorough in its treatment of the subject, and contains so much that is of practical value, that it still remains one of the best books of the kind in the market. We have already given full notice and commendation of the two previous editions, the larger and expensive one, and the more popular edition in 12mo; so we need only mention the appearance of this cheap edition, and say that the publishers deserve the thanks of the public for issuing it.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

United States Hay Fever Association. 1883. Portland. Me.: Hoyt, Fogg & Donham. Pp. 80.

The People's Power; or, How to wield the Ballot. By Simeon Stetson. San Francisco: Hinton & Co. 1883. Pp. 63.

Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science. Herbert B. Adams, Editor. III. "Local Government in Illinois." by Albert Shaw, A. B.: and "Local Government in Pennsylvania." by E. B. L. Gould, A. B. . pp. 37. IV. Saxon Tithing Men in America. By Herbert B. Adams, Ph.D. Pp. 28. V. Local Government in Michigan and the Northwest. By Edward W. Bemis, A. B. Pp. 25. Baltimore: Published by the University. 1883.

The Factors of Civilization. Vol. I. Atlanta: J. P. Harrison & Co. 1883. Pp. 347.

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park. New York. Vol. I, No. 4. The Atlantic Right Whales. By Joseph Bassett Holder. W. C. Martin, printer. 1883. Pp. 38, with Plates.

The Modern Polytechnic School. Inaugural Address by President Charles O. Thompson. Terre Haute, Ind. 1883. Pp. 27.

The Stuart Period. From a Medical Standpoint. By R. L. Macdonnell, B. A., M. D. 1883. Pp. 23.

The Geology of Philadelphia. By Professor H. Carvill Lewis. 1883. Pp. 21.

Lake Agassiz. A Chapter in Glacial Geology. By Warren Upham. Jones & Kroeger, Printers. 18!:3. Pp. 25.

Statistical Tables from the History and Statistics of American Water-Works. By J. J. R. Cowes. "New York Engineering News." 1883. Pp. 120.

Seventh Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Wisconsin. 1882. Madison Democrat Printing Co. 1883. Pp. 265.

On a New Genus and Species of Blastoids. By Charles Wachmuth; and Descriptions of some New Blastoids from the Hamilton Group. By W. H. Barris. Springfield, Ill.: H. W. Rokker, printer. 1883. Pp. 21. Illustrated.

"The Homœopathic Leader." Walter Yeomans Cowl, M. D., Editor. Vol. I, No. 1. July, 1883. Monthly. Pp. 80. $4 per annum.

Human Proportion in Art and Anthropometry. By Robert Fletcher. Cambridge, Mass.: Moses King. 1883. Pp. 37, with Plates.

On Mineral Vein Formation now in Progress at Steamboat Springs, compared with the same at Sulphur Bank. pp. 5. illustrated; and on the Genesis of Metalliferous Veins, pp. 19. By Professor Joseph Le Conte. From the "American Journal of Science," June and July, 1883.

Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History. Bulletins Nos. 5 and 6. February and May, 1883.

Iron from the Ohio Mounds. By Professor F. W. Putnam. Pp. 15.

The Iroquois Book of Rites. Edited by Horatio Hale, M. D. Philadelphia: D. G. Brinton. 1883. Pp. 222.

Resuscitated. A Dream or Vision of the Existence after Death, etc. Sacramento: Lewis & Johnston, printers. 1883. Pp. 123.

Notes on the Literature of Explosions. By Professor Charles E. Munroe, U. S. N. A. 1883. Pp. 15.

Evolution. A Summary of Evidence. By Robert C. Adams. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York. 1883. Pp. 44.

On Nasal Cough. By John N. Mackenzie, M. D. From the "American Journal of the Medical Sciences." 1883. Pp. 11.

Circular No. 2, Bureau of Education. Co-education of the Sexes in the Public Schools of the United States. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1883. Pp. 30.

Quarterly Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics for Three Months ended March 31, 1883. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 104.

Report on the Thermal Springs of the Yellowstone National Park. By A. C. Peale. Washington. 1883. Pp. 454 Illustrated.

The Ores of Leadville. By Louis D. Ricketts, B. S. Princeton. 1833. Pp. 68. Illustrated.

Report on the Oyster-Beds of the James River, Virginia, and of Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1882. Pp. 87. Illustrated.

Dynamo-Electric Machinery. By Sylvanus P. Thompson. New York: D. Van Nostrand. 1883. Pp. 218. Illustrated. 50 cents.

A History of Tuberculosis. By Arnold Spina. With an Account of the Researches of Dr. Robert Koch, etc. By Eric E. Sattler, M. D. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. 1883. Pp. 191. $1.25.