pursuit of botany, but she writes in a clear and attractive style, and makes her pages very instructive in relation to the later and most curious questions of vegetable economy. A considerable portion of her book was first published in a succession of articles in Scribner's "Monthly," but she has added new matter to the volume on fungi and lichens, orchids, mosses, and corn and its congeners. She allots considerable space to the insectivorous plants because of the fascinating interest of the subject, and because so little has hitherto been done to popularize the work of Mr. Darwin in this direction. Mrs. Herrick'a volume well illustrates that the romance of fact is equally fascinating with the romance of fiction, and a good deal more real.
Magneto-Electric and Dynamo-Electric Machines. By Dr. H. Schellen. Translated from the third German edition by Nathaniel S. Keith and Percy Neymann, Ph.D. Vol. I. New York: D. Van Nostrand. Pp. 518.
In the third edition Dr. Schellen greatly enlarged his work, dividing it into two volumes, and gave it a more technical character than it had in the previous editions. The first volume treats only of apparatus for generating electric currents, and for measuring the currents and their effects. The descriptions of machines are preceded by a chapter on electrical principles, and one on electrical measurements. Successive chapters deal with magneto-electric machines, dynamo-electric machines, and machines for producing continuous currents. Some later alternating-current machines, for the production of several currents, are described, and the volume ends with a discussion of the conditions of efficiency in dynamo-electric machines. Large additions relating to American machines have been made by Mr. Keith. The volume contains three hundred and fifty-three illustrations.
Cassell and Company's Illustrated Holiday Catalogue. New York: Cassell & Co., Limited. Pp. 32.
The special feature of the publications of the house of Cassell & Co. is the prominence which is given in them to high art, combined with literary merit. The present catalogue comprises a list of fine-art and juvenile publications selected from the larger catalogues as most suitable for the holidays. It is adorned with illustrations of a very artistic character, many of them full-page, and is altogether a most attractive as well as, to the expectant buyer, a useful book.
A Migration Legend of the Creek Indians, with an Introduction by Albert S. Gatschet. Vol. L Philadelphia: D. G. Brinton. Pp. 251.
This volume is Number IV of Dr. Brinton's "Aboriginal Literature." Mr. Gatschet's task is to present some results of ethnographic study of tribes who have lived in the territory just north of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume I now published contains accounts of the linguistic groups of the Gulf States, the Maskoki family, the Creek Indians, and the Kasi'hta migration legend, with text and translation.
Feeding Experiments with Gluten-Meal. Massachusetts Experiment Station, Amherst; C. A. Grossman, Director. Pp. 12.
The Duration of Color-Impressions on the Retina. By Edward L. Nichols, Ph. D. Pp. 10.
Onondaga Bait Springs. Annual Report of the Superintendent. Syracuse, N. Y. Pp. 39, with Charts.
Los Terrapleneros (The Mound-Builders). By José Manuel Mestre. Havana: Anthropological Society of Cuba. Pp. 80.
The Fucoids of the Cincinnati Group. By Joseph F. James, Cincinnati. Pp. 9, with Plates.
On Herderite. By F. A. Genth, Philadelphia. Pp. 6.
Report on the Phosphates of Alabama. By William C. Stubbs, State Chemist, State Department of Agriculture, Auburn, Ala. Pp. 83.
New York State Bar Association. Reports, Vol. VII. New York: Martin B. Brown, Printer. Pp. 255.
Genital Reflexes the Result of Phimosis. By T. Griswold Comstock, M. D., St. Louis. Pp 26.
German simplified. Parts I, II. and III. By Augustin Knotlach. New York: A. Knotlach, Tribune Building. Pp. 48.
Aus Toscana (Out of Tuscany). By E. Beyer. Vienna: Carl Gerold's Sohn. Pp. 200, with Plates.
A Letter to Scientists and Inventors. By Lysander Spooner. Boston: Cupples, Upham & Co. Pp. 23.
Natural Law; or, The Science of Justice. Part I. By Lysander Spooner. Boston: A. Williams & Co. Pp. 21.
Sound-Signals. By Arnold B. Johnson. New York: D. Appleton A Co. Pp. 10.
On Oxygen as a Remedial Agent. By Samuel S. Walliam, M. D. New York: Trow's Printing Company. Pp. 52.
Jewish Hygiene and Diet. By Carl H. von Klein, Dayton, Ohio. Pp. 22.
Deformacionos Artificiales del Craneo (Artificial Deformations of the Skull). By José K. Montalvo. Havana: Soler, Alvarez y Compañia. Pp. 32.