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Crooker, J. EL, Madison, Wis. The Public School and the Catholics. Pp. 16.
Cox. Charles F. Protoplasm and the Cell Doctrine. Now York Microscopical Society. Pp. 24.
Daniels. William W., St. Louis, Mo. Daniels's Short Hand. Pp. 32. 25 cents.
Davis, Eben H. The Fourth Reading Book. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Pp. 448. 80 cents.
Eccles, Robert G., M. D. Evolution of Medical Science. Boston: James H. West. Pp. 16. 10 cents.
Elmer, Dr. G. H. Theodor; J. T. Cunningham, translator. Organic Evolution as a Result of the Inheritance of Acquired Characters. London and New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 435. $3.25.
Ferré, Barr, New York. Primitive Architecture. Pp. 20.
Fitch, J. G. American Training Schools and Colleges. London and New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 133. 60 cents.
Foster, William E. References to the Constitution of the United States. New York: Society for Political Education. Pp. 50. 25 cents.
Gilbert, G. K. History of the Niagara River. Albany: James B. Lyon. Pp. 24.—The Strength of the Earth's Crust. Pp. 5.
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Hale. Horatio. The Oregon Trade Language, or "Chinook Jargon." London: Whittaker & Co. Pp. 63.
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Iowa Academy of Sciences. Proceedings for 1887, 1888, 1889. E. E. Call, Secretary, Des Moines. Pp. 101.
Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, Ames. Bulletin No. 8, with Annual Report. Pp. 48.
Irelan, William, Jr. Ninth Annual Report of the State Mineralogist of California. Pp. 352.
Jordan. David Starr. Report on Fishes in Virginia. North Carolina, Tennessee, and Indiana, Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 173.
Jordan. David Starr, and Evermann, B. W. Yellow-finned Trout of Twin Lakes, Colorado. Pp. 2.
Kimball, Arthur L. Physical Properties of Gases. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Pp. 233. $1.25.
Kunz, George F. Gems and Precious Stones of America. Illustrated. New York: Scientific Publishing Company. Pp. 836. $10.
Lee, Arthur Bolles. The Microtomist's Vade Mecum. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son, & Co. Pp. 413.
Lewis. T. H. St Paul. Minn. Mounds of the Mississippi Basin. Pp. 6.—Sculptured Rock at Trempealeau, Wis. Pp. 3, with Plate.
Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station. Second Annual Report, 1889. Annapolis. Pp. 163.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. Annual Catalogue, 1889-1890. Pp. 207.
Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, Amherst. Seventh Annual Report. Pp. 333.
Mearns, Edgar A., United States Army. New Mammals of Arizona. Pp. 32.—Birds of Fort Klamath, Oregon. Pp. 12.—Avifauna of Portions of Arizona. Pp. 12.—A Rare Squirrel, new in Arizona. Pp. 10.—Birds of the Hudson Highlands. Addendum to List. P. 1.—Reviews of Dr. Mearns's Collections by N. L. Britton and H. H. Rusby. Pp. 20
Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. Vegetables. By L. R. Taft. Pp. 43.-Insecticides. By A. J. Cooke. Pp. 13.
Minnesota, Public Health in. March, 1890. Pp 8.
Montgomery, D. H. Heroic Ballads. Boston: Ginn & Co. Pp. 319. 50 cents.
Mooney, James, Washington. Cherokee Theory and Practice of Medicine. Pp. 60.—Cherokee Bail Play. Pp. 28, with Plate.
Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin No. 13. The Sugar-Beet. By H. H. Nicholson and Rachel Lloyd. Pp. 81, with Map.
Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Columbus. Bulletins on Potatoes and Commercial Fertilizers. Pp. 15 and 78.
Pennsylvania, University of. The Study of Politics and Business. Pp. 11.
Poteat, W. L., Wake Forest College, N. C. A Tube-Building Spider. Pp. 17.
Sheldon, Rufus. The Evolution of Law. Boston: J. H. West. Pp. 20. 10 cents.
Smith, John B. Noctuidæ of Temperate North America. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 42.
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Virginia. University of. Publications of the Leander McCormick Observatory. Vol. I, Part 1. Double Stars, 1885-1886. Pp. 52.
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Ward, R. Halsted. Plant Organization. Pp. 31, with Blanks. 85 cents.
Washburn College Laboratory of Natural History, Bulletin. Pp. 12.
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Willard, Francis E. Glimpses of Fifty Years. Chicago: H. J. Smith & Co. Pp. 700.
Wolff, Alfred R., C. E., New York. The Ventilation of Buildings. Pp. 32. 25 cents.
Evolution of the Fish-Hook.—"The Evolution of the Fishing-Hook" has been made the subject of a study by Mr. Edward Lovett, who discerns the first implement of the kind in the flint "gorges," and some of the flints, which are called "knives," of the paleolithic "finds." They were fastened, perhaps, to a line of twisted vegetable fiber, or to a thong of one of the whip-like marine algae, by being suspended around the middle. When baited, the "hook" would stand up and down. Swallowed by the fish and jerked up, it would be brought at right angles to the line and stand across the throat of the