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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

United States Supreme Court as to its Constitutionality. By Francis A. Brooks. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1885. Pp. 28.

Sanitary Engineering. A Course of Study recently established at the school of Mines of Columbia College, New York.

Sibley College, Cornell University, Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. 1885.

A. Memoir of Charles Hilton Fogge, M.D. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Pp. 7.

The Relation of Annual Rings of Exogens to Age. By D. P. Penhallow. From the "Canadian Record of Science." 1885. Pp. 14.

Valdimir. A Poem of the Snow. New York: H. Lockwood. 1885. Pp. 46. 25 cents.

Second Annual Report of the State Agricultural Experiment Station at Amherst, Mass. 1884. Boston: Wright & Potter. 1885. Pp. 166.

Transactions of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Annual Meetings of the Kansas Academy of Sciences, with the Report of the Secretary. Vol. IX. Topeka: T. D. Thatcher. 1885. Pp. 146.

Success in Life physiologically considered. By James T. Seavey, M.D. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Pp. 39.

Possibility of Errors in Scientific Researches due to Thought Transference. By E. C. Pickering. From Proceedings of American Society for Psychical Research. Pp. 43.

Contributions to our Knowledge of Sewage. By William Ripley Nichols and C. R. Allen. Pp. 6.

"The Sun." A bi-monthly publication devoted to Coöperation. Vol. I, No. 1. Subject: Prohibition. Kansas City, Mo. C. T. Fowler. Pp. 28. 10 cents.

The Story of Manitou. Denver, Col. S. K. Hooper. Pp. 64. Illustrated.

"The Journal of Physiology." Vol. VI, Nos. 4 and 5. Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company. July, 1885.

The Minting of Gold and Silver, pp. 20; and Placer Mines and Mining Ditches, pp. 64. By Albert Williams, Jr. From the Report of the Tenth Census of the United States.

Zoölogic Whist and Zoönomia. Representing the Orders of the Animal Kingdom. By Hyland C. Kirk. New York: McLoughlin Bros. 1885. $1.

Philosophic Series: No. I, Criteria of Diverse Kinds of Truth as Opposed to Agnosticism, pp. 60; No. II, Energy, Efficient and Final Cause, pp. 55; No. Ill, Development, what it can do and what it can not do, pp. 50; No. IV, Certitude, Providence, and Prayer, pp. 46; No. V, Locke's Theory of Knowledge with a Notice of Berkeley, pp. 77; No. VI, Agnosticism of Hume and Huxley, with a Notice of the Scottish School, pp. 70; No. VII. A Criticism of the Critical Philosophy, pp. 60; No. VIII, Herbert Spencer's Philosophy as Culminated in his Ethics, pp. 71. By James McCosh, D.D., LL.D., D.L, President of Princeton College, etc. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1883-1885.

The America's Cup. How it was won by the Yacht America in 1851, and has been since defended. By Captain Roland P. Coffin. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1885. Pp. 155. $1.

Lawn Tennis as a Game of Skill. By Lieutenant 9. C. F. Peile, M. S. C. Edited by Richard D. Sears. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1885. Pp. 90. 75 cents.

The Student's Manual of Exercises for translating into German. By A. Lodemon, A. M. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1885. Pp. 87. 50 cents.

Chemical Problems. By Dr. Karl Stammer. From the German, by W. S. Hoskinson, A. M. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. 1885. Pp. 112. 75 cents.

Ballooning. A Concise Sketch of its History and Principles. By G. May. New York: D. Van Nostrand. 1885. Pp. 04.

The Chronicle Fire-Tables for 1885. A Record of the Fire-Losses in the United States, by Risks, States, and Causes during 1885, with Exhibits of the Monthly. Annual, and Aggregate Fire-Losses in the United States and Canada during the Years 1875-1884. New York: "The Chronicle." 1885. Pp 150.

Barbara Heathcote's Trial. A Novel. By Rosa Nouchette Carey. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1885. Pp. 503. 50 cents.

The Will. A Novel. By Ernst Eckstein. From the German, by Clara Bell. New York: W. S. Gottsberger. 1885. 2 vols. $1.75.

Modern Molding and Pattern-Making. By Joseph H. Mullin, M.E. New York: D. Van Nostrand. 1885. Pp. 257.

Malthus and his Work. By Joseph Bonar, M.A. London: Macmillan & Co. 1885. Pp. 432. $4.

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for 1883. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1885. Pp. 959.

Paleontology of the Eureka District. By Charles Doolittle Walcott. Vol. VIII. Monographs of the United States Geological Survey. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1885. Pp. 298, and Twenty-four Plates.

 


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Malaria and the Eucalyptus.—The experiment of preventing malaria by plantations of eucalyptus-trees at Tre Fontaine, near Rome, has failed. While the eucalyptus-trees thrive, the malaria continues. Fevers prevailed there in 1880, and even during the season, exceptionally healthy at Rome, of 1882, and under circumstances which made the epidemic seem largely local. A government commission has been appointed to examine into the matter, on the application of Professor Tommasi-Crudelli, who suggests that, until the inquiry is completed, conjectures as to the cause of the visitation be abstained from. The facts are, however, he says, practically instructive, "proving as they do once more to what risks of mistake we expose ourselves if we hold a priori that the methods which have resulted in a permanent improvement of one malarious locality can be usefully applied to all. The condition of permanent improvement is that of so modifying the physical conditions and the chemical composition of the soil as to render it incapable of producing the malarial ferment. If all malarious soils were similarly situated and had the same chemical composition, we should be certain of obtaining a permanent improvement in them by the adoption of a system of cultivation by which this result has been brought about in any one of them; but, unfortunately, malaria is produced in soils whose situation and chemical composi-