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SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

lish a system of central administrative control which does not destroy local autonomy, but which secures efficient administration while not encroaching upon those ideas and principles for which Anglican institutions have so long been prized.

Papers and notes on The Genesis and Matrix of the Diamond (Longmans, Green & Co.), by Prof. H. C. Lewis, is a technical account of the geological formation in which the Kimberley and adjacent diamonds occur. The basis of the work was two lectures, delivered before the British Association in 1886 and 1887. They have been deemed of enough importance to deserve permanency, and, under the editorship of Prof. T. G. Bonney, have been combined with some isolated notes on the occurrence of diamonds elsewhere into the present volume. There are thirty-five illustrations.

In Sex Worship (published by the author, Clifford Howard) we have an attempt to treat this rather difficult topic in a popular way. Up to this time, as the author says, the subject has been confined to a small class of scholars and investigators, whose works are difficult to obtain, both because of their rarity and costliness. The present volume has no value to the scholar because of its superficiality, and is, we think, little suited to general circulation because of its subject.

No. 6 of the Field Columbian Museum Zoölogical Series is a List of Mammals from Somali Land, obtained by the museum's East African expedition. There are about fifty pages of text and twenty-five full-page plates. The material has been arranged by the curator of the museum, D. G. Elliot. The expedition was a much-needed one, and because of the rapid disappearance of the large wild game in Africa and the information and specimens obtained will in a very few years be the only means of studying many of these animals.


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Agricultural Experiment Stations. Bulletins and Reports. Cornell University: Agricultural Extension Work: Sketch of its Origin and Progress. Pp. 12.—New Jersey: No. 12. Milk. Pp. 19—North Dakota. Climate and Crop Service, August, 1807. Pp. 8.—Ohio: No. 81. The San Jose Scale in Ohio. Pp. 43.—United States Department of Agriculture: No. 58. Long Beans as a Forage Crop and as Food for Man. Pp. 24; Do., Division of Forestry, No. 16: Age of Trees and Time of Blazing determined by Annual Rings. Pp. 11; Recent Legislation on State Forestry Commission and Forest Reserves. Pp. 15; Do., Division of Entomology: No. 7. Revision of the Tachinidæ of America North of Mexico. Pp. 150.

American Academy of Political and Social Science. Roland P. Falkner, Editor. Monthly. September, 1897. Philadelphia. Pp. 164. $1.

American Association for the Advancement of Science. Resolutions adopted on the Greater Uniformity of Scientific and other Literature, with Remarks. Salem, Mass.: The Salem Press. Pp. 57.

American Climatological Association. Transactions for 1897. Philadelphia. Pp. 250.

Andrews, Gwendolen Foulke. The Living Substance, as such, and as Organism. Boston: Gimi & Company. Pp. 176. $1.50.

Austin, Oscar Phelps. Uncle Sam's Secrets. New York: D. Appleton and Company. Pp. 344. 75 cents.

Baldwin, J. Mark. Social and Ethical Interpretation in Mental Development. New York: The Macmillan Company. Pp. 574. $2.60.

Bryan, Anthony H., M.D. Philosophic Consideration of Electro-Planetary Phenomena. Pp. 16.

Bullock, C. J. Introduction to the Study of Economics. Silver, Burdett & Co. Pp. 511. $1.28.

Bureau of American Ethnology. W. J. Powell, Director. Sixteenth Annual Report. Pp. 326. Also the same from the Smithsonian Institution.

Conn. H. W. The Story of Germ Life. New York: D. Appleton and Company. Pp. 199. 40 cents.

Cornelius, Hans. Psychologie als Erfahrungswissenschnft (Psychology as an Experimental Science). Leipzig: B. G. Teubner. Pp. 445. 10 marks.

De Manacéine, Marie. Sleep: Its Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, and Psychology. Imported by Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 341. $1 25.

Dowden, Edward. A History of French Literature. New York: D. Appleton and Company. Pp. 444.

Economic Entomologists, Association of. Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting. United States Department of Agriculture. Pp. 85.

Economist, The American. Quarterly. October, 1897. Pp. 32. 25 cents; $1 a year.

Franks, Fanny. The Kindergarten System: Its Origin and Development as seen in the Life of Friedrich Froebel. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen. Pp. 253. $2.

Groszmann, M. P. E. A Working System of Child Study for Schools. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen. Pp. 70. 50 cents.

Geikie, Sir Archibald. The Founders of Geology. New York: The Macmillan Company. Pp 297. $2.

Hardy, Mrs. A. S. The Hall of Shells. New York: D. Appleton and Company. Pp. 176. 60 cents.

Harvard College, Report of the Committee on Composition and Rhetoric. Pp. 118.

Holbrook, M. L. Stirpiculture. New York: M. L. Holbrook & Company. Pp. 192. $1.

Holt, L. Emmett. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood. New York: D. Appleton and Company. Pp. 117.

Imperial University of Japan. Calendar for 1896-'97. Tokio. Pp 327.