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SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

tion of a system of useful knowledge, its greatest value lying in affording the only course in strict reasoning with which the majority of students will become acquainted." With these two beliefs as guides, the author has made an attractive and useful little textbook.

Magnetism: its Potency and Action, is the title of a volume in which George W. Holley has recorded some of his observations, experiments, and speculations on the magnetic force (Arena Publishing Company, $1.25).

Among the topics that he discusses are the influence of magnetism on animal and vegetable life, the experiments of M. Hertz, "electric girls," spiritual phenomena, thought transference, hypnotism, and the action of the planchette. He sees magnetism manifested in the action of the brain and the heart, in the homing faculty of animals, the transformation of grubs, and various other phenomena. In this volume also the author outlines a new cosmography, which he illustrates by a diagram.


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Ackman, C. M. Milk, its Nature and Composition. New York: Macmillan & Co. London: Adam & Charles Black. Pp. 180. $1.25.

Agricultural Experiment Stations. Cornell University Station: General Observations en the Care of Fruit Trees, with some Reflections upon Weeds; Notions about the Spraying of Trees, with Remarks on the Canker Worm; Soil Depletion in Respect to the Care of Fruit Trees.—Iowa Agricultural College: Experiments with New Orchard Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs.—New York Station: Analyses of Commercial Fertilizers collected during the Spring of 1895; Comparative Field Test of Commercial Fertilizers used in Raising Potatoes; The Composition and Use of Fertilizers; Science applied to Feeding Plants.—United States Department: Bulletin of the North Dakota Weather and Crop Service for November, 1895.

Alien. A Daughter of the King. Chicago and New York: F. T. Neely. Pp. 277.

Allman, Alphonse. Statesman and Demagog. San Francisco: Hicks, Judd & Co. Pp. 198.

Bennett Lectures for 1895. Light on Current Topics. Boston: Massachusetts New-Church. Union. Pp. 205. $1.

Bulletins, Catalogues, Reports, Reprints, etc. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings. Pp. 435-514.—Gravitation and what it is, and No Ice Ages. By William Andrew. Pp. 15. 5 cents.—Iowa Health Bulletin. Vol. IX, No. 6.—Missouri Botanical Garden. Seventh Announcement concerning Garden Pupils. Note on a Photographic Method of determining the Complete Motion of a Gun during Recoil. By Dr. A. C. Crehore and Dr G. O. Squier. From Journal of United States Artillery, Vol. IV, No. 4.—North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Preliminary Meeting for Organization.—On the Correlation of New York Moraines with Raised Beaches on Lake Erie. By Frank Leverett. From American Journal of Science, July, 1895.—Pre-Glacial Valleys of the Mississippi and Tributaries. By Frank Leverett. From Journal of Geology, Vol. in, No. 7.—On the Affinities and Classification of the Dinosaurian Reptiles. By O. C. Marsh. From American Journal of Science, December, 1895.—Restoration of some European Dinosaurs, etc. By O. C. Marsh. From American Journal of Science.—Soils of Illinois. By Frank Leverett. From Final Report of Illinois Board of World's Fair Commissioners.—When the Moon Runs Highest and Runs Lowest. By Rose O'Halloran. From Publications of Pacific Astronomical Society.

Burnet, Margaretta. Zoölogy for High Schools and Academies. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: American Book Company. Pp. 216. 75 cents.

California Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of. Second Series. Vol. V, Part I. Pp. 781.

Cheiro. If We Only Knew, and Other Poems. Chicago: F. T. Neely. London: Chatto & Windus. Pp. 39.

Coal Report. Thirteenth Annual Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics. George A. Schilling, Secretary. Pp. 220.

Cochrane, Charles Henry.-The Wonders of Modern Mechanism. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Pp. 402. %%.

Columbian Historical Exposition, Madrid, 1892. Report of United States Commission. Pp. 397.

Cook, Lady (Tennessee C. Claflin). Essays. London Universal Publishing Company. Pp. 126. 6s.

Corrigan, Severinus J. The Constitution and Function of Gases. St. Paul Pioneer-Press Company. Pp. 173.

Coy, E. W. Latin Lessons. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: American Book Company. Pp. 320. $1.

Eggleston, Edward. (Eclectic School Readings.) Stories of American Life and Adventure. Third Reader Grade. Pp. 214. 50 cents. And Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans. Second Reader Grade. Pp. 159. 40 cents. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: American Book Company.

Evans, Arthur J. Cretan Pictographs and Pre-Phænician Script. New York: G P. Putnam's Sons. London: Bernard Quaritch. Pp. 146.

Farrington, Oliver C. (Publication III of Field Columbian Museum, Chicago.) Geological Series, Vol. I, No. 1. Handbook and Catalogue of the Meteorite Collection. Pp. 66.

Gleason, C. W., and Atherton, C. S. The First Greek Book. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: American Book Company. Pp. 285. $1.

Goldsmith, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: American Book Company. Pp. 207. 35 cents.

Grinnell, George Bird. (The Story of the West Series.) The Story of the Indian. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 270. $1.50.

Grove, Charles Edward, and Thorpe, William. Chemical Technology. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Company. Pp. 398. $4.

Hay, O. P. (Publication V of Field Columbian Museum, Chicago.) Zoölogical Series, Vol. I, No. 1. On the Structure and Development of the Vertebral Column of Amia. Pp. 54.

Hayes, C. Willard. (National Geographic Monographs, Vol. I, No. 10) The Southern Appalachians. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: American Book Company. Pp. 305-336.

Kellar, I. Bilder aus der deutschen Litteratur. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: American Book Company. Pp. 225. 75 cents.