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PROSPECTUS

OF THE

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SERIES.

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 D. APPLETON & CO. have the pleasure of announcing that they have made arrangements for publishing, and will shortly commence the issue of, a Series of Popular Monographs, or small works, under the above title, which will embody the results of recent inquiry in the most interesting departments of advancing science.

 The character and scope of this series will be best indicated by a reference to the names and subjects included in the subjoined list, from which it will be seen that the cooperation of the most distinguished professors in England, Germany, France, and the United States, has been secured, and negotiations are pending for contributions from other eminent scientific writers.

 The works will be issued simultaneously in New York, London, Paris, and Leipsic. That by Professor Tyndall, on the Forms of Water, is now in press, and will appear soon; several others are nearly ready.

 The International Scientific Series is entirely an American project, and was originated and organized by Dr. E. L. Youmans, who has spent the greater part of the past year in Europe, arranging with authors and publishers.

 Some of the following titles are provisional:

Prof. T. H. Huxley, LL.D., F.R.S., Bodily Motion and Consciousness. Dr. J. B. Pettigrew, M.D., F.R.S., Walking, Swimming, and Flying.
Dr. W. B. Carpenter, LL.D., F.R.S., The Principles of Menial Physiology. Prof. James D. Dana, M. A., LL.D., On Cephalization; or, Head Domination in its relation to Structure, Grade, and Development.
Sir John Lubbock, Bart., F.R.S., The Antiquity of Man. Prof. S. W. Johnson, M.A., On the Nutrition of Plants.
Prof. Rudolph Virchow (of the University of Berlin), Morbid Physiological Action. Prof. Austin Flint, Jr., M.D., The Nervous System and its Relation to the bodily Functions.
Prof. Alexander Bain, LL.D., Relations of Mind and Body. Prof. W. D. Whitney, Modern Linguistic Science.
Prof. Balfour Stewart, LL.D., F.R.S., The Conservation of Energy. Prof. A. C. Ramsay, LL.D., F.R.S., Earth Sculpture.
Walter Bagehot, Esq., Physics and Politics. Prof. John Tyndall, LL.D., F.R.S., The Forms of Water, in Clouds, Rain, Rivers, Ice, and Glaciers.
Dr. H. Charlton Bastian, M.D., F.R.S., The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Dr. Henry Maudsley, Responsibility in Disease.
Herbert Spencer, Esq., The Study of Sociology. Prof. Michael Foster, M.D., Protoplasm and the Cell Theory.
Prof. William Odling, F.R.S., The New Chemistry. Rev. M. J. Berkeley, M.A., F.L.S., Fungi; their Nature, Influences, and Uses.
Prof. W. Thiselton Dyer, B.A., B.Be., Form and Habit in Flowering Plants. Prof. Claude Bernard (of the College of France), Physical and Metaphysical Phenomena of Life.
Dr. Edward Smith, F.R.S., Food and Diets. Prof. A. Quetelet (of the Brussels Academy of Sciences), Social Physics.
Prof. W. Kingdon Clifford, M.A., The First Principles of the Exact Sciences explained to the Non-Mathematical. Prof. A. de Quatrefages, The Negro Races.
Mr. J. N. Lockyer, F.R.S., Spectrum Analysis. Prof. Lacaze Duthiers, Zoology since Cuvier.
W. Lauder Lindsay, M.D., F.R.S. E., Mind in the Lower Animals.

 Professors H. Saint-Claire Deville, Berthelot, Wurtz, and Rosenthal, have engaged to write, but have not yet announced their subjects. Other eminent authors, as Wallace, Helmholtz, Parks, Milne-Edwards, and Haeckel, have given strong encouragement that they will also take part in the enterprise.

D. APPLETON & CO., Publishers, 519 & 551 Broadway, N. Y.