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the Ninety-seventh Meridian, relates to a region vast in extent—including more than three hundred thousand square miles, and embracing many diverse conditions that influence the water supply—and one that has been little studied by geographers and geologists. The regions discussed—for there are more than one of them—are radically different in most natural aspects from the older inhabited portion of the United States. "It is far more different from New England than is Japan. It has more points in common with Europe than with the great Mississippi Valley. The chalk lands and downs of Texas are more related to France than to the rocks of the adjacent Arkansas and Missouri States." The author has endeavored to give only the laws of the occurrence and distribution of water. First, he corrects some prevailing mistakes on the subject, and shows how water really gets under the ground and is found there; then he describes the several regions topographically and geologically, and with reference to the conditions as to underground waters. This part of the work is well illustrated by maps and sections.

The Industrial Magazine is a new periodical devoted to the Promotion of Legitimate Industrial Enterprises, Railroad and Manufacturing Interests, and General Topics; Mrs. Kittie F. Miller, editor; published by the Industrial Magazine Company, Chicago. In the first two numbers railroad matters are given prominence and occupy by far the largest proportion of the space. Other enterprises are noticed in special articles; and information of what is going on in the railroad and industrial world is given in brief items.

 


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Adams, Charles J. Where is my Dog? or, is Man alone Immortal? New York: Fowler & Wells Co. Pp. 202. $1.

Addison, Steele, and Budgell. The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from the Spectator. American Book Company. Pp. 148. 20 cents.

Agius, J. Jimeno. La Reforma de la Ortografia Qastcllana. (The Reform of Castilian Orthography.) Paris: Pranzisqo Enriqez. Pp. 84.

Alexander, James B. The Dynamic Theory of Life and Mind. Minneapolis, Minn.: The Housekeeper Press. Pp. 1067.

Allen. Alfred H. Commercial Organic Analysis. Vol. III, Part II. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Pp. 583, with Plates. $5.

Anagnos, M. Helen Keller. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co. Pp. 248.

Branner, J. C. Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Arkansas for 1891. Vol. I, Mineral Waters. Little Rock. Pp. 174.

Brooklyn Ethical Association, Twelfth Year, Season 1892-1893. Pp. 43.

Burt, Stephen Smith, M.D., New York. The Prevention of Intemperance. Pp. 4.

Campbell, H. J. Text-book of Elementary Biology. London and New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp.284. $1.60.

Chamberlain, A. F. Report on the Kootenay Indians of Southeastern British Columbia. British Association. Pp. 71.

Chemical Terms, Rules for the Spelling end Pronunciation of, adopted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1891. Washington: Bureau of Education. Chart.

Church, A. J. The Story of the Iliad. New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 314. 50 cents.

Claretie, Jules. Hypnotism. Chicago: F. T Neely. Pp. 248. 50 cents.

Clayton, H. H., and Ferguson, S. P. Measurements of Cloud Heights and Velocities at Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, Mass. Cambridge, Mass. Pp. 268.

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Cree, Nathan. Direct Legislation by the People. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. Pp. 194. 75 cents.

Day, David T. Mineral Products of the United States, 1880 to 1891. Chart. United States Geological Survey.

District of Columbia, Course of Study in the Public Schools of the, etc. Washington. Pp. 226.

Ecob, Mrs. Helen G. The Well-dressed Woman. New York: The Fowler & Wells Co. Pp. 253. $1.

Edwards, W. Seymour. Coals and Cokes in West Virginia. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. Pp. 162. 75 cents.

Ellis, Havelock. The Nationalization of Health. London and New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 244. $1.25.

Fawcett, Edgar. The Adopted Daughter. Chicago and New York: F. T. Neely. Pp. 262. 50 cents.

Foster, Charles. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Treasury for 1892. Washington. Pp. 64.

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Hay, O. P. On the Breeding Habits, Eggs, and Young of Certain Snakes. Pp. 9.—On the Ejection of Blood from the Eyes of Horned Toads. Pp. 4. United States National Museum.

Hoffmann, H. A., and Jordan, David Starr. A Catalogue of the Fishes of Greece. Pp. 56.

Hoskins, L. M. The Elements of Graphic Statics. New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 191, with Plates. $2.25.

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Hutchinson, Rev. H. N. Extinct Monsters. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 254.

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