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which would be of most interest to the lay reader; but this would, perhaps, be too much to expect of the scientific worker attempting to cover so much ground.

The Metallurgical Review. Vol. I., No. 1, September. Published monthly by David Williams, 83 Reade Street, New York. Price, $5 per year. Single copy, 50 cents.

The projectors of this periodical are of the opinion that the metallurgical industries have become sufficiently important to have a current literature of their own, and intend that this Review shall be a vehicle for discussions on purely scientific topics, which are too abstruse for newspapers, and are given to the public but slowly through the medium of books.

This first number gives promise that the publication will have an immediate and permanent value. It contains, among others, essays on the "Mechanical Treatment of Metals," by Prof. R. H. Thurston; "Studies of Elemental Iron, and its Modifications," by Prof. Henry Wurtz; "New Iron District of Ohio," by E. C. Pechin; and a miscellany of short articles of metallurgical interest. It is finely printed in large, clear type, on excellent paper, with ample margins, presenting a most creditable appearance.




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"A New Type of Steam-Engine."—Prof. R. II. Thurston read a paper at the Nashville meeting of the American Association on "A New Type of Steam-Engine," a report of which we find in the American Manufacturer. The author first gave a history of the steam-engine from Hero's time; then he discussed the modern type of steam-engine, pointing out its shortcomings; finally he proposed a new type, designed to prevent loss of heat-energy. There are, he observed, only two possible methods of utilizing the full heat-energy: the first is by enormous expansion, cooling the steam till it is all condensed into water and till all the heat is even taken out of that water,