Page:Laws of Hammurabi, King of Babylonia.djvu/41

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.

Sciervtific Works BY PROFESSOR GEORGE FREDERICK WRIGHT. D. D., LL. D.. F. G. S. A. MAN AND THE GLACIAL PERIOD. With an Appendix on "Tertiary Man," by Professor Henry W. Haynes. Interna- tional Scientific Series. Fully Illustrated. 12nio, 385 pages, and Index. Cloth, $1.7',. Tenth Thousand. The earlier chapter describing glacial action and the traces of it in North America— especially the defining of its limits, such as the terminal moraine of the great movement Itself— are of great Interest and value. The maps and diagrams are of much assistance In enabling the reader to grasp the vast extent of the movement. — London Spectator. It may be described, in a word, as the best sum- mary of scientific conclusions concerning the question of man's antiquity as affected by his known relations to geological tiTae.—PhUaddphia Press. As a'glacialist, the author of this volume stands among the first, and his long study of that remark- able period in the geologic history of our planet in- vests all he says about it with uncommon authority.— Science. This important treatise gives the clearest of views concerning the present state of progress in the de- partment of inquiries concerning man's antiquity. It is a forcible presentation of the cycle of data on cli- mate, time, geology, physiography and archaeology.— PMadclpIda Ledger, Professor Wright's study of action of glaciers is thorough, for him to take his Information visited many parts of the world eyes glacial action. Besides all advantage of having formed a States Geological Survey. He work a vast fund of practical edge.— Jfe» York Times. the past and present It was not sufficient from books. He has , seeing with his own this, he has the great part of the United brings, then, to this and scientific knowl- GREENLAND ICE FIELDS AND LIFE IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC. With a New Discussion of the Causes of the Ice Age. Conjointly with Warren Upham, A. M., F. G. S. A. With Numerous Maps and Illustrations. l2mo, 407 pages, and In- dex. Cloth, $2. The Immediate impulse to the preparation of this volume arose in connection with a trip to Greenland by Prof. Wright In the summer of 1894, on the steamer Miranda. The work aims to give within moderate limits a comprehensive view of the scenery, the glacial phenomena, the natural history, the peo- ple and the explorations ot Greenland. The photo- graphs are all original, and the maps have been pre- pared to show the latest state of knowledge concern- ing the region. One of the most readable volumes of arctic travel yet issued, one which enables the reader to obtain a very satisfactory general view of one of the most mysterious lands on the globe.— 2)e(m( Free Press. No student of physical geography can afford to let this book pass unread, and Its graphic descriptions and numerous illustrations make it attractive to the general reader.— iiterarj/ World. The authors have prepared a most excellent work, which deserves the widest circulation and most gen- erous reception by the reading public. It is an honor to American scholarship.— TAc Critic. THE SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES, by G. Frederick Wright, D. D., LL. D., F. G. S. A., Professor of the Harmony of Science and Revelation, Oberlin College. Illustrated, 12mo. Cloth, p.^o. It is refreshing, tranquilizing and invigorating to consider border questions of science and religion under the guidance of so competent an authority in both de- partments as Prof. George Frederick Wright, of Ober- lin, in a work so scholarly, judicial and in every way satisfactory as his Scientific Aspects of Christian Evi- dences, a volume which is an elaboration of his Lowell Institute Lectures of 1896. Here is a Chris- i tian scholar, who is expert in both fields, the material and the spiritual, who does not rush off into sopho- moric declamation on the one hand or into timid com- promise on the other, but who in a manly and digni- fied way grasps the facts, separates them from con- jecture, puts harmonies In their relations, states ar- guments in a form satisfactory to opponents, and re- veals underlying grounds of agreement and unity. We advise some empiric doctors of both science and di- vinity to read and ponder such discourse as the book contains as to Darwinism, evolution, the contradic- tions and pai;adoxes of science, the deniable and the undeniable of miracles, the real substance at the bot- tom of the "New Criticism," and that whole field in which the charlatans and the quacks are disporting themselves so freely these days, to the terror of the weak-minded and the amusement of those who know something. No truly equipped scientist will take se- rious issue with Dr. Wright upon any important point; no genuine theologian will complain of him for Injustice to the truth. It is such granite blocks as this, of intuition, argument and phenomena fairly in- terpreted, that hold the ground against the current of conjecture, fancy and rhetoric that plays so wildly around the eternal verities.— iiterorj/ World. PUBLISHED BY D. APPLBTON & CO.,

Kifthi Avenue, NeA?v Yorlc City