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"Home Science." May, 1884. Monthly. New York: Selden R. Hopkins. Pp. 112. $2.50 a year.

Report on the Cotton Production of Georgia. By E. H. Loughridge, Ph.D., Berkeley, Cal. Pp. 184 with Lithological Maps.

Recent Improvements in Astronomical Instruments. By Simon Newcomb. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 28.

Coefficients for correcting Planetary Elements. Pp. 48. Investigations of Corrections to Greenwich Planetary Observations. Pp. 56. Development of the Perturbative Function. Pp. 200. Washington: Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department.

Peabody Museum of American Archæology and Ethnology. Sixteenth and Seventeenth Annual Reports, Vol. Ill, Nos. 8 and 4. Cambridge, Mass. Pp. 234.

Archæological Institute of America. Reports 1883-'84. Cambridge: John Wilson & Son. Pp. 118.

Geological History of Lake Labontan, Nevada. By Israel Cook Russell. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 40.

Synopsis of the Fishes of North America. (Bulletin U. S. National Museum.) By David S. Jordan and Charles II. Gilbert. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 1018.

Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Kobalt-, Nickel- und Eisenkiese (Contributions to the Knowledge of Cobalt, Nickel, and Iron Gravels). By Leroy W. McCay, Freiberg, Saxony.

Beiträge zur Anatomie Ancylus fluviatalis (O. F. Muller) and Ancylus lacustris (Geoffrey). (Contributions to the Anatomy of Ancylus, etc.). By Dr. Benjamin Sharp, of Philadelphia. Würzburg, Germany.

Medicinisch-Chirurgisches Correspondenz-Blatt für Deutsch-Americanische Aerzte (Medical and Surgical Correspondence Leaf for German-American Physicians), Monthly. Dr. M. Hartwig, Buffalo, N.Y. Pp. 48. $2.50 a year.

Property and Progress, by W. H. Mallock. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 243. $1,

Whirlwinds, Cyclones, and Tornadoes. By William Morris Davis. Boston: Lee & Shepard. New York: Charles T. Dillingham. Pp. 90.

The Book of the Beginnings. By R. Heber Newton. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 811. 40 cents.

Geological Excursions. By Alexander Winchell, LL. D. Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co. Pp. 234. $1.50.

Warren Colburn's First Lessons (in Arithmetic). Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Pp. 216. 35 cents.

Lecture Notes on General Chemistry. By John T. Stoddard, Ph.D. The New Metals. Northampton, Mass.: Gazette Publishing Company. Pp.

Home and School Training. By Mrs. H. E. G. Avey. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. Pp. 192.

Truths and Untruths of Evolution. By John B. Drury, D.D. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co. Pp. 140. $1.

Lectures on the Science and Art of Education. By Joseph Payne. New York: E. L. Kellogg & Co. Pp. 256. $1.

Fifth Avenue to Alaska. By Edward Pierrepont. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 329, with Maps. $1.75.

The Bible analyzed in Twenty Lectures. By John R. Kelso. New York: Truth-Seeker Office. Pp. 883. $3.

Government Revenue. By Ellis H. Roberts. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Pp. 389. $1.50.

The Franco-American Cookery-Book. By Felix J. Déliée. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 620. $4.

Key to North American Birds. By Elliott Coues, Ph.D. Boston: Estes & Lauriat. Pp. 863. $10.50.


The Coming International Electrical Exhibition.—The Franklin Institute is making arrangements for the most complete representation of electrical appliances at the International Electrical Exhibition, which is to be held under its auspices in Philadelphia, from September 2d to October llth. A place is provided on its programme for every kind of apparatus and application of electricity, with the items so grouped and arranged as to make prominent the significance and value of each. Much interest is attached to the historical collection of all first and original electrical apparatus, which will form a special department, and which the committee are endeavoring to make as complete as possible. A "Memorial Library" is also to be secured, of all publications in any way pertaining to electrical science up to the date of the exhibition—to include not only books, but also papers, reprints of articles, and notes on or relating to electricity.

Deprived of the Pleasures of Taste.—A writer in the "Cornhill Magazine" says of Harriet Martineau that she had no sense of taste whatever. 'Once,' she told me with a smile, when I was expressing my pity for this deprivation of hers, 'I tasted a leg of mutton, and it was delicious. I was going out, as it happened, that day, to dine with Mr. Marshall at Coniston, and I am ashamed to say that I looked forward to the pleasures of the table with considerable eagerness; but nothing came of it, the gift was withdrawn as suddenly as it came.' The sense of smell was also denied her, as it was to "Wordsworth; in his case, too, curiously enough, it was vouchsafed to him, she told me, upon one occasion only. 'He once smelled a bean-field and thought it heaven.' It has often struck me that this deprivation of those external senses (for she lost her hearing very early) may have had considerable influence in forming Miss Martineau's mental characteristics; but if it turned her attention to studies more or less abstruse, and which are seldom pursued by those of her own sex, it certainly never 'hardened' her."