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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

The Patent System of the United States has been published by Levin H. Campbell (the author, Washington, 50 cents). Mr. Campbell introduces his subject with a chapter on the early English patent system, and goes on to tell of the appearance of the system in the American colonies, and the changes in organization and practice that it has undergone in the past century.

 

The English Series, by W. H. Maxwell, has been completed by the publication of Advanced Lessons in English Grammar (American Book Company, 60 cents). This book is designed for a high-school or the last two years of a grammar-school course, and besides its use as a text-book it is intended to be available for reference when difficulties are met with in composition exercises, or in the critical study of literature. The first three chapters give a bird's-eye view of the parts of speech and of the construction of the English sentence. The usual divisions of English grammar are then taken up in succession. Etymology is defined as treating of the classification, inflection, and formation of words. The chapter given to the last of these topics includes lists of English, Latin, and Greek affixes, and models for word-analysis. There is a chapter on Economy of Attention, based on Herbert Spencer's Philosophy of Style, which contains certain things that can not well be placed elsewhere. The author is Superintendent of Public Instruction in Brooklyn.

The method adopted by David Salmon, the author of Longman's Primary-School Grammar (Longman's, 35 cents), is that of "making children familiar first with the thing, then with the name." Accordingly, the child is first required to pick out all names of persons in a given series of sentences, and the other requirements of the first exercise are: "Give the names of ten boys; ten girls; ten persons whom you know; ten persons about whom you have read." After ten similar exercises on nouns of different sorts the first definition is given to be learned. The author says that he has made his definitions so that young children can understand them although in doing so he has made some of them unsatisfactory to a logician.

 


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Adams, Charles F., Worcester, Mass. Examination Questions for Normal Schools. Pp. 42.

Agricultural Experiment Stations. Bulletins and Reports: Connecticut. Grass, Onions, and Cream. Pp. 11.—Georgia. Crop Report for May. Pp. 23. Commercial Fertilizers and Chemicals. Pp. 34.—Massachusetts. Analyses of Commercial Fertilizers. Pp. 4.—Michigan. Kerosene Emulsion and New Insects. Pp. 16. Foot-rot in Sheep. Pp. 6.—New York Estimate of Feeding Materials. Pp. 20. Fertilizers. Pp. 32.—Ohio. Corn Pp. 88—Purdue University. Commercial Fertilizers. Pp. 16.

Allen, Grant. What's bred in the Bone. Boston: Benjamin R. Tucker. Pp. 238.

Barrett, Jay A. Evolution of the Ordinance of 1787. Putnams. Pp. 95. $1.

Bonney. G. E. Electro-platers' Handbook. D. Van Nostrand Co. $1.20.

Boughton, William H. Abyssinia. Pp. 9.

Bower, John A. Science of Every-day Life. Pp. 128. Science applied to Work. Pp. 128. Cassell & Co. 50 cents each.

Brooklyn Institute Biological Laboratory. Circular for the Season of 1891. Pp. 14.

Burt, Stephen Smith. M. D., New York. Ethics of Experimentation upon Living Animals. Pp. 4.

Call, R. Ellsworth. Artesian Wells in Iowa. Pp. 6.

Cams, Dr. Paul. Fundamental Problems. Open Court Publishing Co. Pp. 373. $1.50.

Central Park Menagerie. Report for 1890. Pp. 45.

Culin. Stewart, Recording Secretary. Report of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia. Pp. 86.

Currier. Andrew F M. D. Electricity in Gynæcology. Pp. 20.—The Unrestricted Evil of Prostitution. Pp. 19.

Davis, Floyd. Elementary Handbook on Potable Water. Silver, Burdett & Co. Pp. 118. $1.

Dolbear, A. E. Chemism. Pp. 16.

Edwards, Charles L. Tales from Bohemia Folk Lore. Pp. 14.

Evening News Association, Detroit. Quarterly Register of Current History. May, 1891. Pp. 120. 25 cents; $1 a year.

Fernow, B. E. Report on Forestry for 1890. Washington.

Fewkes, J. Walter, Editor. Journal of American Ethnology and Archaeology. Vol. I. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Pp. 133.

Fletcher. Robert. M. D., Washington. The New School of Criminal Anthropology. Pp. 38.

Foster, Michael, and others. Editors. The Journal of Physiology. Cambridge, England. Six shillings.

Fraenkel, Carl, M. D. Text-book of Bacteriology. Translated by J. H. Linsley, M. D. New York: William Wood & Co. Pp. 380. $3.75.

Frazer, Persifor. Tables for the Determination of Minerals. Lippincott Co. Pp. 115. $2.

Geographic Names. United States Board on. Bulletin No. 2. Washington. Pp. 12.

Gilbert, Charles II. Fishes collected at the Galapagos Islands. Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 8.

Ginn & Co. Catalogue and Announcements for 1891. Pp. 96.

Goss. John Dean. History of Tariff Administration in the United States. Columbia College. Pp. 89. 50 cents.

Greely, A. W. Report of the Chief Signal Officer for 1890. Washington. Pp. 718.

Groszman. Maximilian. Workingman's School, United Relief Works. New York. Pp. 36.

Honner, Rev. James W. Theoretical Astronomy from a New Base. Fleming H. Revell Co. Pp. 56.