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the discovery by Hudson in 1609 and the recall of Governor Wouter Van Twiller in 1637.

Business is one of half a dozen thoughtful little books by James Platt, on kindred subjects and with equally terse titles (Putnam, 75 cents). It is a clear, vigorous, and direct statement of the nature and importance of each of the qualities which make up the mental fittings of the successful man of business. The author has long advocated the teaching of business methods in English schools, so that the youth of that country might be competent to fill the clerkships which English merchants are constantly giving to Germans and Swiss. He regards commercial life as a remorseless struggle for existence, in which the men of greatest skill and perseverance defeat their fellows. He repudiates the doctrine of the weak, indolent, and thoughtless that puts all failure upon the Lord, and says that if men do not succeed it is because they are not equal to the requirements of the age they live in. Mr. Piatt does not hold that reading books alone will make any one a thorough man of business, but that books can supply knowledge of laws and principles which, if intelligently applied, will prevent failure or be productive of success.

D. C. Heath & Co. are about to publish Thirty-six Observation Lessons on Common Minerals, by Henry L. Clapp, designed as a practical guide for the use of the teacher in directing the pupil's energies, and cultivating the true scientific habit of thinking and working. The same firm will issue The Laws of Health in Relation to School Life, by Arthur Newsholme, M.D., intended for the guidance of all who are charged with the responsibility of watching over the mental and physical well-being of pupils of both sexes in public or private schools. The book is in use in English training schools, and the American edition has been carefully revised to adapt it to our climate and the needs of our schools.

 


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Adams, Robert C. Pioneer Pith. The Gist of Lectures on Rationalism. New York: The Truth-Seeker Company. Pp. 99. 25 cents.

Anserstein, E., M. D., and Eckler, G. Home Gymnastics for the Well and the Sick. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Pp. 94. $1.25.

Bennett, Alfred W., and Murray, George. A

Hand-book of Cryptogamic Botany. London and New York: Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 473. $5.

Bastin, Prof. Edson S. College Botany. Chicago: G. P. Engelhard & Co. Pp. 451. pi.

Benson, Lawrence Sluter. Mathematics in a Nutshell, etc. 25 Bond Street. New York Pp. 10.

Bert, Paul. Primer of Scientific Knowledge. Translated and adapted for American Schools. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Pp. 186. 36 cents.

Boylston, Peter. John Charáxes: A Tale of the Civil War in America. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Pp. 289. $1.25.

Branner, John C. Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Arkansas. Little Rock. Pp. 320, with Maps.

Bryce, James. The American Commonwealth. London and New York: Macmillan & Co. 2 vols. Pp. 750 and 743. $6.

Burt, Stephen Smith, M. D. Views on the Prevention and Treatment of Typhoid fever. New York. Pp 11.

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin No. 97. Fungous Diseases of Plants. Pp. 13.

Crothers, T. D., Editor. "The Quarterly Journal of Inebriety." April. 1889. Hartford, Conn.: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company. Pp. 100.

Danmar, William. The Tail of the Earth; or, the Location and Condition of the "Spirit World." Brooklyn, N.Y. Pp. 60. 25 cents.

Dexter, Seymour. A Treatise on Co-operative Savings and Loan Associations. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 299. $1.25.

Dunham. O. M. "The American Workman." An Illustrated Magazine. New York. Pp. 16. 5 cents;

$2.50 a year.

Foote, E. B.. Jr., M. D. Dr. Cyrus Edson's Plea for Compulsory Vaccination reviewed. Pp. 16.

Foster, Michael. and others. "The Journal of Physiology." Vol. X. Nos. 1 and 2. Pp. 151 and iv, with Plates. $0 a volume.

Groh, Israel W. Did Man fall? New York: The Truth-Seeker Company. Pp. 21. 10 cents.

Hill, Robert T. Events in North American Cretaceous History illustrated in the Arkansas-Texas Division. Austin, Texas. Pp. 10.

Hitchcock, C. C. The Influence of Science on Religious Thought. Ware, Mass. Pp. IT.

Illinois, University of. Agricultural Experiment Station. Field Experiments with Corn. 1833. Pp. 102.

Ingersoll Robert; Coudert, Frederick A.; and Woodford. Stewart L. The Limits of Toleration. A Discussion. New York: The Truth-Seeker Company. Pp. 44. 10 cents.

Iowa Agricultural College Experiment Station. Ames. Bulletin No. 4. Pp. 48.

Jacobi, Mary Putnam. M. D. Physiological Notes on Primary Education and the Study of Language. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 120. $1.

Johns Hopkins University Circulars. No. 72. Pp. 12.

Leffinann, Henry, and Bearn William. Examination of Water for Sanitary and Technical Purposes. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Pp. 106. $1.25.

Linnæan Society of New York City. Abstract of Proceedings for 1888-'89. Pp. 9.

McGee. W J. Notes on the Geology of Macon County, Missouri. Pp. 32.—Classification of Geographic Forms by Genesis. Pp. 10.—Dynamical Geology. Pp. 6.

McKenzie. F. J., editor. Discussion of the Medical Bill. Regulars vs. Quacks. Oshkosh, Wis. Pp. 32.

"Minnesota, Public Health in." February, 1889. Monthly, with supplement. Pp. 82 and Chart. 50 cents a year.