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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

Artery. Pp. 3.—A New Method of Tenotomy. Pp. 5.—Four Operations for Appendicitis. Pp. 6.

Lang, Dr. Arnold. Text-Book of Comparative Anatomy. Macmillan. Pp. 562. $5.50.

MacDonald, M. Report of the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries for 1837. Government Printing-office. Pp. 889.

Mackay, John Henry. The Anarchists. Boston: Benjamin E. Tucker. Pp. 305. 50 cents.

Manson, Marsden. The Cause of the Glacial Period, etc. San Francisco. Pp. 21.

Maynard, Mrs. N. C. Was Abraham Lincoln a Spiritualist? Philadelphia: R. C. Hartranft. Pp. 264. $1.50.

Means, James. Manflight. Boston. Pp. 29.

Michigan Mining School, Houghton, Mich. Catalogue. 1890-'91. Pp. 102.

Mills, Wesley. How to keep a Dog in the City. New York: W, R. Jenkins. Pp. 40. 25 cents.

Missouri Botanical Garden. Announcement concerning Garden Pupils. Pp. 8.

New York Academy of Sciences. Transactions March, April, and May, 1891, and Index to Annals.

Penology, Papers in. Second Series. New York State Reformatory. Pp. 148.

Pick, Br. E. Method of acquiring the French Language. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen. Pp. 113. $1.

Pickering, Edward C. Preparation and Discussion of the Draper Catalogue. Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson & Son. Pp. 192.

Ranm, Green B. Report of the Commissioner of Pensions. 1891. Pp. 84.

Ridgway Robert. Note on Pachyrhamphus Albinucha, Burmeister. Pp. 2.—Two Supposed New Forms of Thamnophilus. P. 1—Notes on some Birds from the Interior of Honduras. Pp. 5.—On some Costa Rican Birds. Pp. 6.—On the Genus Sittasomus of Swainson. Pp. 4.

Rotch, A. Lawrence. Observations made at the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, Mass., in 1890. Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson & Son. Pp. 120.

Sage, J. R. Annual Report of Weather and Crop Service of Iowa. Pp. 94.

Shufeldt, Dr. R. W. Amateur Photographers assisting Science. Pp. 5.—Tertiary Fossils of North American Birds. Pp. 4.

Skidmore, S. T. Thirty Lessons in Astronomy. J. B. Lippincott Co. Pp. 45.

Smith, J. Bucknall. Wire; its Manufacture and Uses. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Pp. 347.

Steineger, Leonhard. Cubital Coverts in Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds. Pp. 2.—Sceloporus Variabilis and its Geographical Distribution in the United States. Pp. 4.—New North American Lizard of the Genus Sauromalus. Pp. 3.—Some North American Snakes. Pp. 5.—Japanese Birds in the Imperial Museum, Tokio. Pp. 10.

Thompson, Edward P. How to make Inventions. New York: D. Van Nostrand Co. Pp. 161.

Troy, Daniel S. Molecular Motion in the Radiometer, in Crookes Tubes, etc. New York: N. D. C. Hodges. Pp. 61.

Upham, Warren. Geographic Limits of Species of Plants in the Basin of Red River of the North. Pp. 32.

Virginia Pharmaceutical Association. 1891. Pp. 58.

Watts, Charles A. The Agnostic Annual for 1892. London. Pp. 58. 6d.

Whiting, Harold. Experiments in Physical Measurement. Part IV. D. C. Heath & Co. Pp. 324.

Whitman, C. O.. and Allis, E. P. Journal of Morphology. September, 1891. Ginn & Co. Pp. 120, with Plates.

Wood, H. T. Light: an Elementary Treatise. Macmillan & Co. Pp. 147. To cents.

 


POPULAR MISCELLANY.

Changes in the Grammar-school Programme.—The Association of Colleges in New England, at its last annual meeting, November 5 and 6, 1891, resolved to recommend for gradual adoption the following changes in the programme of New England grammar schools: 1. The introduction of elementary natural history into the earlier years of the programme as a substantial subject, to be taught by demonstrations and practical exercises rather than from books. 2. The introduction of elementary physics into the later years of the programme as a substantial subject, to be taught by the experimental or laboratory method, and to include exact weighing and measuring by the pupils themselves. 3. The introduction of elementary algebra at an age not later than twelve years. 4. The introduction of elementary plane geometry at an age not later than thirteen years. 5. The offering of opportunity to study French, or German, or Latin, or any two of these languages, from and after the age of ten years. In order to make room in the programme for these new subjects the Association recommends that the time allotted to arithmetic, geography, and English grammar be reduced to whatever extent may be necessary. The Association makes these recommendations in the interest of the public-school system as a whole; but most of them are offered more particularly in the interest of those children whose education is not to be continued beyond the grammar school.

 

The British Association.—The meeting of the British Association in August at Cardiff does not appear to have been as fully attended or as interesting as some of the preceding meetings. The week was a very rainy one, and that, no doubt, diminished to a considerable extent the number of visitors. The total attendance was about fifteen hundred, or two hundred less than that at the Leeds meeting, which was under the average. But, by virtue of an unusually large accession of life-members, the funds at the disposal of the Association for scientific purposes were almost equal to those available at Leeds. From a scientific point of view, Nature remarks, the meeting may