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SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

ble characteristics of our social and political life. He notes down his first contact with our people on the journey from Liverpool to New York, and his impressions of the metropolis on its social side, as revealed in public and private functions. He devotes a chapter to the American business man, one to politics, and one to the newspaper. He pays flying visits to Boston, Concord, Plymouth, Cambridge, and Chicago, the Black Belt, and to various summer resorts. Perhaps the most biting chapter is that on Young America, as indeed the difference in rearing children here and on the other side with its well-known results most forcibly strikes a foreigner. The author dubs our children "young Saxon Bedouins, the most terrible of all enfants terribles." The book may not flatter our vanity, but as a fearless criticism on some of the crudities of western civilization it should open our eyes a little more to our own shortcomings. (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897, $1.25.)

 

The value of Mr. Frederick J. Brown's statistical study of The Northern Movement of the Colored Population rests, it seems to us, not so much upon any evidence it affords as to a definite or very great movement northward, as upon its explanation of the tendencies of the movements of the negroes. They seem to act very much as the whites do—to go where they can do best, north, south, or to other parts of their own region of residence. They are governed by the prospect of employment, by social motives, and by the promise of good treatment—drawn, not driven, as the author expresses it in one place. A goodly number come north, and goodly numbers go in the other directions (Baltimore: Gushing & Co. Price, 25 cents).


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Agricultural Experiment Stations. Bulletins and Reports. Connecticut: Twentieth Annual Report for 1896. S. W. Johnson, Director, New Haven. Pp. 414.—Cornell University: Nos. 133136. The Army Worm in New York. By M. V. Slingerland. Pp. 16; Strawberries under Glass. By C. E. Hunar and L. H. Bailey. Pp. 8; Forage Crops. By I. P. Roberts and L. A. Clinton. Pp. 26; Chrysanthemums. By L. H. Bailey and Wilhelm Miller. Pp. 211.—North Dakota Weather Service. Fourth Annual Report for 1896. By B. H. Bronson, Fargo. Pp. 78—United States Department of Agriculture. Insect Control in California. By C. L. Marlatt. Pp. 24; The Asparagus Beetle. By F. H. Chittenden. Pp. Vi; Use of Steam Apparatus for Spraying. By L. O. Howard. Pp. 24.—North Dakota Climate and Crop Service. April and May, 1897. Pp. 8 each.

Alabama Polytechnic Institute. State Agricultural and Mechanical College, Auburn. Catalogue 1896-'97. Pp. 94.

American Association for the Advancement of Science. Preliminary Announcement for the Forty-sixth Annual Meeting, Detroit, Mich. Pp. 32.

Bellamy, Edward. Equality. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 412. 1.25.

Binet, Alfred, Editor. L'Année Psychologique (The Psychological Year). Third Year. Paris: Schleicher Frères. Pp. 824. 15 francs.

Britton, N. L., and Brown, Hon. Addison. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada, and the British Possessions. Vol. II. Portulaca to Gentian. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 643. $3.

Bullock, Charles Jesse. Introduction to the Study of Economics. Boston: Silver, Burdett & Co. Pp. 511. $1.28.

Columbia University, 1897. Description of the New Site and Buildings. Letterpress and plates.

Comstock, John Henry. Insect Life. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 349. $2.50.

Genealogical Magazine, The. A Journal of Family History, Heraldry, and Pedigrees. London: Elliot Stock; New York: J. W. Bouton. Pp. 64. 1 shilling.

Hopkins, Thomas L. The Building Materials of Pennsylvania. I. Brownstones. Pennsylvania Agricultural College. Pp. 122.

Howard, Clifford. Sex Worship. An Exposition of the Phallic Origin of Religion. Washington, D. C.: The Author. Pp. 166.

Indiana, Department of Geology and Natural Resources. Twenty-first Annual Report. W. S. Blatchley, State Geologist, Indianapolis. Pp. 719'.

Jordan, David Starr. Matka and Kotik. A Tale of the Mist Island. San Francisco: The Whittaker & Ray Company. Pp. 68, with plates.

Le Conte, Joseph. Light; an Exposition of the Principles of Monocular and Binocular Vision. Second edition, revised and enlarged. D. Appleton & Co. (International Scientific Series.) Pp. 318. $1.50.

Lewis, Prof. Henry Carvill. Papers and Notes on the Genesis and Matrix of the Diamond. Edited from his Unpublished Manuscripts by Prof. T. G. Bonney. London and New York: Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 72, with plates.

Lilly, Eli, Indianapolis, Ind. Formaldehyde. Pp. 56.

Merton, A. J., Pittsfield, Mass. The Common Sources of 2.10 Trotting and Pacing Speed. Pp. 33. 50 cents.

Minnesota, Forest Preservation. Second Annual Report of the Chief Fire Warden for 1896. St. Paul. Pp. 111.

Mortillet, Gabriel de. Formation de la Nation Française (Formation of the French Nation). Paris: Félix Alcan. Pp. 336. 6 francs.

Municipal Affairs. Quarterly. June, 1897. New York: Reform Club, Committee on Municipal Administration. Pp. 200. 25 cents, $1 a year

Musée Sociale, La (The Social Museum). Society Recognized as of Public Utility by the Decree of August 31, 1894. Statutes, Organization, and Services. Pp. 96. Also circulars, Series A, for the General Public; Series B, of more technical and special character.

New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations. Bulletins. Vol. I, Nos. 1 to 6 January to June, 1896. Pp. 176.