important a part in the operations, whether useful or destructive, of life; but books in which satisfactory accounts of them are given are as yet rare, and hardly accessible. The author of the present paper, who is Professor of Botany and Horticulture in the Illinois Industrial University, has prepared it with the object of presenting, in language as far as possible freed from technical terms, the principal and most interesting facts now known about these active agents. He also gives references to other sources of information on the subject.
The Q. P. Index Annual for 1882. Bangor, Me.: Q. P. Index. Pp. 51.
A valuable, useful, and convenient publication. It contains a list of all the articles that appeared during the year in twenty-three different American and foreign publications, indicated by a notation simple and easily learned, so that, while reference is easy, the whole is compressed into a very small space.
⁂ Authors and others, sending papers and monographs for notice, will please specify, for general information, where they can be procured.
Inundations in Louisiana: Their Influence on Health. By Stanford E. Chaiilé, A. M, M. D. New Orleans. Pp. 27.
Eleventh Cincinnati Industrial Exhibition: Rules and Premium List. Cincinnati: Davis & Heineman. Pp. 76, with Plans.
Contributions to the History of Lake Bonneville. By C. K. Gilbert. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 32, with Two Maps.
The Yellowstone National Park: Manual for Tourists. By Henry J. Winger. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 96, with Map. 40 cents.
Didactics in the State University of Iowa. By S. N. Fellows, Iowa City, Iowa. Pp. 24.
Cranial Nerves. By W. O. Thrailkill. San Francisco, Cal. Chart. One page. 56 cents.
Old Maryland Manors. By John Johnson, A. B. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. Pp. 38. 30 cents.
John Howard Payne Souvenir: Portrait and Autograph. Boston: L. Prang & Co. Pp. 4.
A Recent Find in the Trenton Gravels. By C. C. Abbott, M. D. Trenton, N. J. Pp. 10.
Reports of the Trustees of the Sanitary Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Fla. Pp. 113.
Address of Vice-President A. H. Tattle, Section of Histology and Microscopy, American Association. Salem, Mass.: Salem Press. Pp. 14.
How to make Photographs. New York: E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. Pp. 91, with Plates.
Handbook of Medical Electricity. By A. M. Rosebrugh, M. D. Toronto, Ont.: Dudley & Burns. Pp. 54.
Planting Trees in School-Grounds. Washington, D. C: United States Bureau of Education. Pp. 8.
Normal Condition of Cellular Structure and Peach Yellows. By D. P. Penhallow (Houghton Farm Experiment Department). Mountainville, N. Y. Pp. 45, with Three Plates.
Zoölogical Society of Philadelphia, Eleventh Annual Report. Pp. 26.
Industrial Art in Schools. By Charles G. Leland. Washington, D. C: United States Bureau of Education. Pp. 37.
The Impress of Nationalities upon the City of New York. By James W. Gerard. New York: Columbia Spectator Publishing Company. Pp. 32.
The Citizens' Law and Order League of the United States, Proceedings, etc. Chicago: Cowles & Dunkley. Pp. 81.
Worcester Free Institute, Statement. Worcester, Mass. Pp. 16.
Worcester Free Institute, Statistical Information. Worcester, Mass. Pp. 16.
Variations of Barometric Measurements of Altitude with the Season. By John Tatlock, Jr. Pp. 20.
The Library Journal, March-April, 1883. New York: F. Leypoldt. Pp. 68. $4 a year.
United States Bureau of Education: Its Work and History. By Charles Warren, M.D. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 29.
Clinical History and Localization of Perinephric Abscesses. By John B. Roberts, M. D., of Philadelphia. Pp. 19.
Heart-Puncture and Heart-Suture as Therapeutic Procedures. By John B. Roberts, M. D., of Philadelphia. Pp. 5.
Preliminary Report on the Venoms of Serpents. By S. Weir Mitchell, M. D., and Edward T. Reichert, M. D., of Philadelphia. Pp. 14.
Bulletin of the Buffalo Naturalists' Field Club, No. 3. Buffalo, N. Y.: Hicks & Beach. Pp. 24.
The Biographer. Illustrated. New York: 23 Park Row. Monthly. Pp. 64. 25 cents each number.
Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington. Vol. IV, pp. 189; Vol. V, pp. 189.
Notes on Copper Implements from Mexico. By F. W. Putnam. Cambridge, Mass. Pp. 12.
The Philippine Islands. By Samuel Kneeland, M. D. New York. Pp. 28.
The Magazine of American History. With Notes and Queries. April, 1883. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co. Pp. 80, with Map.
On the Conservation of Solar Energy. By C. William Siemens, F. R. S., D. C. L. London: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 111. $1.75.
Deep Breathing. By Sophia Marquise A. Ciccolina. New York: M. L. Holbrook & Co. Pp. 48.
A Visit to Ceylon. By Ernst Haeckel. Translated by Clara Bell. Boston: S. E. Cassino & Co. Pp. 337. $2.50.
A Book about Roses. By S. Reynolds Hale. New York: William S. Gottsberger. Pp. 326.
Golden Sands: A Collection of Little Counsels for the Sanctification and Happiness of Daily Life. Translated from the French. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 101. $1.50.
Practical Carpentry. By Frederick T. Hoderson. New York: The Industrial Publication Company. Pp. 144, with Plates.
Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic, with Experiments. By Charles Loudon Bloxam. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Pp. 680. $4.
Eve's Daughters; or, Common Sense for Maid, Wife, and Mother. By Marion Harland. New York: John R. Anderson and Henry S. Allen. Pp. 454. Sold by subscription.
Lectures on Medical Nursing. By J. Wallace Anderson, M. D. New York: Macmillan & Co. 1883. Pp. 224. $1.