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while it gives some historical information about early forms of water elevators, it presents the mechanical side of even the simple bucket and sweep and the Dutch scoop. It is, of course, chiefly occupied with a technical presentation of the theory of reciprocating and rotary pumps, but gives a chapter to such additional water-raising machines as the hydraulic ram, ejectors, injectors, spiral pumps, and the pulsometer. The machines described are depicted in nearly two hundred engravings.

Miss Sadie F. Price's Fern Collector's Handbook and Herbarium (Holt, $2.25) is intended as an aid in the study and preservation of the ferns of the northern United States, including the district east of the Mississippi and north of North Carolina and Tennessee. It is a quarto volume, on the right-hand side of each page of which is given a full-size representation of some species of fern (seventy-two species being included), while the opposite page is left blank for the insertion of a pressed and dried specimen of the species. The letterpress consists of directions for preparing and fixing the specimens, the technical description of the order of ferns, and the list of illustrations or of species illustrated.


Agricultural Experiment Stations. Bulletins and Reports. Cornell University: Mos. 126-130. Currant and Raspberry Parasites, Sweet Peas, Dahlias, Experiments with Fertilizers, and Potato Culture Pp. 120.—Delaware College: Nos. 32, 34. Combating Anthrax and Plant Diseases. Pp 24 and 22.—Iowa: No. 34. Nine subjects. Pp. 104; Report of the State Board of Health, April. Pp. 20—Massachusetts Agricultural College: Thirty-fourth Annual Report. Pp. 356; No. 43. Electro-germination. Pp. 32.—New Hampshire: Nos. 40-42. Eighth Annual Report; Potatoes and Tomatoes. Pp. 42.—New Jersey: Nos. 119-121. Apple-growing, Potatoes, Cabbage Bug, and Melon Plant Louse. Pp. 56.—New York: Nos. 112, 113, 11.5, and 116. Potatoes, Director's Report, and Fertilizers. Pp. 150.—North Dakota (Government): No. 27. Smut of Grains. By H. L. Bolley. Pp. 58; Climate and Crop Service. Pp. 8.—Tennessee: State Board of Health Bulletin. Pp. 16.—United States Department of Agriculture: Insects affecting Stored Vegetable Products. By F. H. Chittenden; Insect Parasitism. By L. O. Howard. Pp. 57; The Clover Mite. Pp. 4; The Mexican Cotton-Boll Weevil. Pp. 8.—University of Illinois: No. 40. Various. Pp. 24.

Acloque. A. Les Insectes nuisibles (Injurious Insects). Paris: Félix Alcan. Pp. 192.

Alling-Aber, Mary R. An Experiment in Education. New York: Harper & Brothers.

Bell, Alexander Graham. The Mystic Oral School. Washington, D. C. Pp. 38.

Carus, Dr. Paul. Homilies of Science. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company. Pp. 317. 35 cents.

Clodd, Edward. Pioneers of Evolution. From Thales to Huxley. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 274, with portraits. $1.50.

Cuadrado, Dr. Gastón Alon o. Introduccion al Estudio de la Espectroscopia (Introduction to the Study of Spectroscopy). Havana. Pp. 39.

Chapman, Frank M. Bird-Life. A Guide to the Study of our Common Birds. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 269. $1.75.

Foster, Hon. John W. The Annexation of Hawaii. Washington. Pp. 16.

Geikie, Sir Archibald. The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain. New York: Macmillan Company. Two volumes. Pp. 477 and 492. $11.25.

Grimsley, G. P. Gypsum in Kansas. Washburn College, Topeka. Pp. 27, with 4 plates.

Grosse, Ernst. The Beginnings of Art. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 327, with 3 plates. $1.75.

Harris, William T. Art Education the True Industrial Education. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen. Pp. 77. 50 cents.

Harvard College Observatory. Observations with the Bruce Photographic Telescope. Pp. 4 text, and 3 photographs.

Kellogg, E. L., & Co., Publishers, New York and Chicago. Educational Foundation s Vol. VIII, No. 7. March, 1897. Pp. 67. $1 a year.

Kempster, John. The Blood Relations of the Soul. London: James Clarke & Co. Pp. 16. Twopence

Kirke, Ella Boyce. The Study of Oliver Twist condensed for Home and School Reading. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 348. 60 cents.

Matthews, Washington. Navajo Legends. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Pp. 298. $6.

Morgan, Thomas Hunt. The Development of the Frog's Egg. New York: The Macmillan Company. Pp. 192. $1.60.

Murray, Gilbert. A History of Ancient Greek Literature. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 420. $1.,50.

Nichols, Edward L. The Outlines of Physics. New York: The Macmillan Company. Pp. 452. $1.40.

Nichols, Edward L., and Franklin, William S. Elements of Physics. Vol. III. Light and Sound. New York: The Macmillan Company. Pp. 201. $1.50.

O'Shea, John J. The New Political Issue in Ireland. (Advance sheets.) Pp. 16.

Reports, Proceedings, Bulletins, etc. Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane: Forty-eighth Annual Report. Indianapolis. Pp. 51.—College of Science, Imperial University, Japan. Vol. IX, Part 11. Pp. 216, with Plates.—Forestry Association, American: Proceedings continued. Pp 75; The Forest Reservation Policy. Pp. 8.—Harvard College: Annals of the Astronomical Observatory; Journal of Zone Operations. By J. Winlock and E. C. Pickering. Pp. 299; Spectra of Bright Stars, discussed by Antonia C. Maury. Pp. 128.—Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Announcement of Summer Courses. Pp. 12.—Missouri Geological Survey: Biennial Report of the State Geologist. Jefferson City. Pp. 63, with maps.—National Science Club, Washington, D. C: Proceedings. Pp. 34.—New York State Library: Legislative Bulletin. No. 8. Pp. 56; Examination' Bulletin. No. 12. Pp. 112.—New York Academy of Sciences: Fourth Annual Reception. Pp. 62; New York Public Library: Bulletins. March and April, 1897. Pp. 44.—Rose