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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

nest Renan à propos de l'Inscription Phénicienne Apocryphe. (Letter to M. Ernest Renan, respecting the Apocryphal Phœnician Inscription.) Pp. 39 Rio de Janeiro.

Green. Edgar Moore, Easton, Pa. On the Value of Brücke’s Method in testing Urine for Glucose. Pp. 14.

Andrew, William. Supplement to Creation. Providence, R.I. Pp. 15.

Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro. (Archives of the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro.) Vol. VI. Rio de Janeiro. Pp. 569, with Plates.

National University, Washington, D. C. Announcements of the Medical and Dental Departments, for 1886-'87. Pp. 12.

Boehmer, George H. List of Foreign Correspondents of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 190. Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes in Iceland. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp 47.

James, Professor Joseph F. The Geology of Cincinnati, and other Papers. Pp. 16.

State Board of Health of Illinois. Seventh Annual Report. Springfield, Ill. Pp. 613.

Hunt, A. O. Dental Directory of the Northwestern States and Territories. Iowa City, Iowa. Pp. 57.

Foster, Michael, and others. The Journal of Physiology. June, 1886. Pp. 72, with Plates. $5 a volume.

Putnam, F. W. Report of the Curator of the Peabody Museum of American Archæology and Ethnology. Pp. 25. Central American Jades. Pp. 3. Lectures on American Archæology (Programme). Pp. 6. Cambridge, Mass.

Henderson, J. T. Crop Report, Georgia, for July, 1886. Pp. 25.

Alabama Weather Service. June. 1886. Pp. 7. Special Paper of the same, on Preparation of the Soil. By Captain W. H. Gardner. Pp. 6. Auburn, Ala.

Vassar Brothers' Institute, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Transactions, 1884-'85. Pp. 216.

Patton, A. A., New York. Responsibility of Vocal Teachers as Voice-Builders. Pp. 20.

Shufeldt, E. W. A Navajo Skull. Pp. 4. with Plates. Remarks of Professor Sir William Turner on this Paper. Pp. 2. Osteology of Conurus Carolinensis. Pp. 18, with Plates.

Ohio State Sanitary Association. Third Annual Meeting. 1886. Columbus, O. Pp. 106.

Kneeland, Samuel. The Subsidence Theory of Earthquakes. Pp. 8.

Sternberg, George M., M.D. Disinfection and Individual Prophylaxis against Infectious Diseases. Pp. 40.

Roby, Henry W., M.D. The Treatment of Disease from the Homœopathic Standpoint. Pp. 37.

Spooner, Lysander. A Letter to Grover Cleveland. Boston: Benjamin E. Tucker. Pp. 110.

State University of Iowa. Announcement of the Dental Department. Pp. 9.

Mulford, Prentice. The Process of Re-embodiment. Boston: F. J. Needham. Pp. 9. 10 cents.

Sato Chosuke. History of the Land Question in the United States. Baltimore: N. Murray. Pp. 181. $1.

Observatory in Yale College, Report for 1885-'86. Pp. 15.

Modern Language Association of America. Proceedings. 1885. Baltimore: A.M. Elliott, Secretary, Johns Hopkins University. Pp. 126.

Gill. Professor Theodore. Account of Progress in Zoölogy in 1885. Washington: Government Printing-office. Pp. 53.

Massachusetts Agricultural College. General Catalogue. 1862-1886. Pp. 129.

Michigan Mining School. 1886-'87. Houghton, Mich. Pp. 10.

Holbrook, M. L., New York. Development of the Cartilage in the Embryo of the Chick and Man. Pp 7. First Development of Muscle in the Embryo of the Chick and Man. Pp. 5.

Marcou, John Belknap. Biographies of American Naturalists. Publications relating to Fossil Invertebrates. Washington: Government Printing-office. Pp. 333.

Cassell's National Library. No. 23. Hamlet. By William Shakespeare. No. 24. Voyagers’ Tales, from the Collections of Richard Hakluyt. No. 25. Nature and Art. By Mrs. Inchbald. No. 26. Plutarch’s Lives of Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Aristides and Cato the Censor. Pp, 192 each. 10 cents each.

Sargent, Frederick Leroy. Guide to the Recognition of the Principal Orders of Cryptogams. Cambridge: Charles W. Sever. Pp. 39, with alternate blanks.

Sidgwick, Henry. Outlines of the History of Ethics. London and New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 276. $1.50.

Painter, F. V. N. A History of Education. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 335. $1.50.

Rickoff. A. J., and Davis, E. C. Numbers Illustrated. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 160. 42 cents.

Mackenzie, Morell, M.D. The Hygiene of the Vocal Organs. London and New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 224. $1.50.

Winchell, Alexander. Geological Studies. Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co. Pp. 513. $3.

Cameron, James. Oils and Varnishes. Philadelphia; P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Pp. 376. $2.50.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 324. $1.

Whitfield, Robert P. Brachiopoda and Lamellibranchiata of the Raritan Clays and Greensand Marls of New Jersey. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 269, with Thirty-five Plates.

Logan, John A. The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History. New York: A. R. Hart & Co. Pp. 810. (Subscription.)

Riley, Charles V. Report on the Cotton-Worm and the Boll-Worm. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 550, with Maps and Plates.

 


POPULAR MISCELLANY.

Advantages of the Lick Observatory.—Mr. David P. Todd, in a pamphlet descriptive of the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, California, mentions as among the advantages of its peculiar situation that the steadiness of the atmosphere at that height permits the regular employment of telescopic eye-pieces which magnify two or three times as much as the instruments in ordinary use. "It is thus not unreasonable to expect that a few nights in the course of each observing year may be found when the maximum magnifying power—about thirty-five hundred diameters—may be advantageously employed on the great telescope. The theoretical distance of the moon would then become about sixty miles, but the corresponding ideal conditions of perfect vision can never be obtained." The observer might, however, expect to see the moon