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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

bearing the imprint of Houghton, Mifflin & Co., comes to us from the Hemenway Archæological Expedition. The present number, which is marked Vol. I, contains papers on A Few Summer Ceremonials at Zuñi Pueblo, with seventeen illustrations; Zuñi Melodies, with the music transcribed from the phonograph; and a Reconnaissance of Ruins in or near the Zuñi Reservation, with eleven maps, plans, and illustrations.

In Educational Papers by Illinois Science Teachers it is stated that science is not taught in the country schools, for two reasons. The average teacher holds a second-grade certificate, which does not represent any scientific acquirement; and the rural tax-payer is afraid that scientific instruction may cost. In larger villages and cities outside of Chicago an elementary training may be found in high-schools, and occasionally a graded science course is provided from the beginning. A Natural Science Section was formed by the Illinois State Teachers' Association in 1888. The papers published include those read at the sessions of 1889 and 1890. It is emphasized throughout that elementary science can not be taught by memorizing the zoölogical and botanical classifications of text-books. A natural object should be the first study, and generalization can be learned from the attempts to classify actual specimens. Among those easily obtainable are domestic animals, insects, common flowers, leaves, and table-salt. Elementary physics is best studied in the uses of the lever, cord and pulley, wheel, axle, and ventilation of rooms. In the closing essay upon the material for science study it is urged that the phenomena of life, as exhibited in familiar animals, are more interesting to the child than any facts of structure.




PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Abbe. Cleveland. A Plea for Terrestrial Physics. Proceeding's of A. A. A. S., 1890.

Agricultural Experiment Stations: New Jersey, Report of the Botanical Department. — Ohio, Bulletin, Vol. IV, No. 8. — Wyoming. Bulletin No. 2.

Anderson, E. L. The Universality of Man's Appearance and Primitive Man. E. Clarke & Co. Pp. 28. 2.5 cents.

Bacteriological World. Monthly. Paul Paquin, M. D., Editor. Columbia, Mo. $3 a year.

Böhm-Bawerk, E. von. The Positive Theory of Capital. Translated by W. Smart. Macmillan & Co. Pp. 428. $4.

Boston Society of Natural History. Proceedings. Vol. XXV, Part 2.

Egleston, T., Ph. D. Catalogue of Minerals and Synonyms. J. Wiley & Suns. Pp. 378.

Fernow, B. E. What is Forestry? United States Department of Agriculture. Pp. 52.

Freelance, Frank. Rum is Eight. Freelance Publishing Co., New York. Pp. 156. 50 cents.

Gaceta Cientifica. Monthly. Vol. VII, No. 7. Lima. Peru.

Griswold, W. M. Descriptive List of Romantic Novels. Cambridge. Pp. 165-318. $1.

Hammond, Major Harry. Reduction of the Cotton Crop. Beach Island (S. C.) Farmers' Club.

Jaques, W. H. Recent Progress in the Manufacture of Heavy Armor. Illustrated. Bethlehem Iron Co., South Bethlehem, Pa. Pp. 24.

Kinmont, A. The Natural History of Man. J. B. Lippincott Co. Pp. 835. $1.

Langley, S. P. Experiments in Aërodynamics. Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 115. Ten Plates.

Lewis, T. H. Cupstones near Old Fort Ransom, North Dakota. Reprint from American Naturalist.

Lord & Thomas, Chicago. Calendar, 1891-'92.

Metal Worker Essays on House-heating. David Williams, New York. Pp. 288. $2.50.

Missouri Medical College. Fifty-first Annual Catalogue. St. Louis.

Muter, J. Short Manual of Analytical Chemistry. Pp. 205.

Quarterly Register of Current History. Vol. I, No. 3. Illustrated. Evening News Association. Detroit. Pp. 213-344. $1 a year.

Randall, J. E. A Practical Treatise on the Incandescent Lamp. Illustrated. D. Van Nostrand Co. Pp. 82. 50 cents.

Richter. V. von. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds. Translated by E. F. Smith. Second American edition. P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Pp. 1040.

Rickoff, A. J. First Lessons in Arithmetic. American Book Company. Pp. 150. 36 cents.

Silver Bills. Addresses, Interviews, etc., by W. P. St. John, F. E. Newlands, and others, in favor of Free Coinage. Four pamphlets.

Smith, J. W., M. D. Sulphuring or Bleaching Dried Fruit a Mistake if not a Crime. From Transactions of the American Public Health Assoc. Pp. 3.

Smithsonian Institution. E. A. Andrews. Report upon the Annelida Polychæta of Beaufort, N. C. Pp. 26. — C. Bendire. Directions for collecting, preparing, and preserving Birds' Eggs and Nests. Pp. 10. — G. K. Cherrie. Description of New Genera, Species, and Subspecies of Birds from Costa Rica. Pp. 10. — T. Gill, On Eleginus of Fischer. Pp. 8. — F. H. Knowlton. Directions for collecting Recent and Fossil Plants. Pp 46. — F. A. Lucas. Notes on the Preparation of Rough Skeletons. Pp. 11. — E. E. C. Stearns. List of Shells collected by Dr. W. H. Jones. Pp. 20. — L. Stejneger. Directions for collecting Reptiles and Batrachians. Pp. 13. — Descriptions of Three New Lizards.

Smythe. G. C, M. D. Influence of Heredity in producing Disease and Degeneracy. From Transactions of the Ind. State Medical Society. Pp. 24.

Society for Psychical Research. Proceedings, July, 1801. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., London. 2s. 6d.

Stewart, S. T. Plane and Solid Geometry. American Book Company. Pp. 406. $1.12.

Studies from the Kindergarten. Educational Monographs. No. 19. New York College for the Training of Teachers. Pp. 46.

Taylor, P. M., Ann Arbor, Mich. The Eight of the State to be. Pp. 109.

Terry, J., American Museum of Natural History, New York. Sculptured Anthropoid Ape Heads. Pp. 15. 4to. Five Plates.

Texas. Report of the Geological Survey, 1890. Pp. 756.

United States Board on Geographic Names. Bulletin No. 3. Pp. 10.