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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

the same author; remarks by Dr. F. M. Endrich on some striking products of erosion in Colorado; a paper on the Laramie group of rocks, by Dr. C. A. White; and finally a synonymatic list of the American Sciuri, by J. A. Allen.

Our Revenue System and the Civil Service, by A. L. Earle; Suffrage in Cities, by S. Sterne; Protection and Revenue in 1877, by Professor W. G. Sumner; France and the United States; Free Trade, by R. Hawley. New York: Putnam's Sons. 1878. 25 cents each.

The titles of these publications sufficiently indicate their purpose—viz., to diffuse among the people information concerning the great economic questions of the time. The volumes constitute a series of "Economic Monographs," published under the auspices of the New York Free Trade Club.

The Strength of Materials, by W. Kent, M. E., pp. 140; Handbook of the Electro-Magnetic Telegraph, by A. E. Loring, Practical Telegrapher, pp. 98; Maximum Stresses in Framed Bridges, by Professor William Cain, C. E., pp. 192; Geographical Surveying: its Uses, Methods, and Results, by F. de Yeaux Carpenter, C. E., pp. 176; Transmission of Power by Compressed Air, by Robert Zahner, C. E., pp. 133. New York: Van Nostrand. 1878. Price, 50 cents each.

These latest volumes of Van Nostrand's series of brief treatises on subjects of practical science need no commendation. They are all written by men perfectly well versed in the subjects of which they treat, and the practical mechanician, electrician, surveyor, etc., will find in them precisely that kind and that measure of information which they most urgently need.

Zoölogy of the Vertebrate Animals. By Alexander Macalister, M. D. Pp. 146. Astronomy. By R. S. Ball, LL. D. New York: Holt & Co. 1878. Pp. 167. 60 cents each.

The volumes named above are the first two, we believe, of a series entitled "Handbooks for Students and General Readers." Wherever it may appear to be desirable, the works are revised with special reference to the United States. Thus the volume on the Vertebrates is "specially revised" by Professor A. S. Packard, Jr., and the Astronomy by Professor Simon Newcomb. The editors and publishers of the series appear to have spared no pains and no expense to make the several volumes as perfect expositions as may be under the circumstances of the various departments of knowledge of which they treat.

Total Abstinence. By Benjamin Ward Richardson, M. D., etc. London and New York: Macmillan. 1878. Pp. 119. 50 cents.

The advocates of "prohibition" and "total abstinence" will derive great encouragement from the perusal of this little pamphlet: it contains the strongest arguments that can be advanced on the physiological side in favor of their views. Readers who are neither prohibitionists nor total abstainers would do well also to examine the matured opinions on the "wine question" of so eminent an authority as Dr. Richardson.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas. By J. D. Hooker, K. C. S. I., etc., and J. Ball, F. R. S. London and New York: Macmillan. 1878. Pp. 515. $6.50.

Lectures on Materia Medica. By Carroll Dunham, M. D. New York: Printed by Francis Hart & Co. 1878. For sale at homœopathic pharmacies. Vol. I., pp. 409; Vol. II., pp. 419.

Natural History of the Agricultural Ant of Texas. By H. C. McCook. With Plates. Published by the Author. Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 1879. Pp. 310. $4.

Lecture Notes on Chemical Physiology and Pathology. By Victor C. Vaughan, M. D. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ann Arbor Printing and Publishing Co. 1878. Pp. 315.

The Great Slighted Fortune. By J. D. Bell. New York: T. Y. Crowell. Pp. 462. $1.50.

New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces. By U. R. Rogers, M. D. Published by the Author. 1878. Pp. 108.

Paradoxical Philosophy: A Sequel to "The Unseen Universe." London and New York: Macmillan. 1878. Pp. 235. $1.75.

Harmony of Science and the Bible on the Nature of the Soul. By J. U. Kellogg, M. D. Pp. 24. 75 cents.

Diphtheria: its Causes, Prevention, and Proper Treatment. Same Author. Battle Creek, Michigan: "Review and Herald" Publishing Co. 1879. Pp. 64. 25 cents.

Wanderings in South America. By Charles Waterton. London and New York: Macmillan. 1879. Pp. 536. $6.50.

Demonology and Devil-Lore. By Moncure Daniel Conway. New York: Holt & Co. 1879. Vol. I., pp. 444; Vol. II., pp. 483.