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POPULAR MISCELLANY.

Parsons, Eugene. Tennyson's Life and Poetry, and Mistakes concerning Tennyson. Chicago. Pp. 32. 15 cents.

Pickering, Edward C. Investigations of the New England Meteorological Society for 1890. Cambridge, Mass. Pp. 156, with 5 Plates.

Quatrefages, A. de. Darwin et ses Précurseurs Français (Darwin and his French Precursors). Paris, France: Félix Alcan. Pp. 273.

The Republican Magazine, Vol. I, No. 1. Monthly. New York: Republican Magazine Co. Pp. 82. 25 cents. $3 a year.

Romanes, George John. Darwin, and after Darwin. I. The Darwinian Theory. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company. Pp. 460. $2.

Ruschenberger, W. S. W. A Sketch of the Life of Joseph Leidy. Philadelphia: MacCalla & Co. Pp. 64.

Salisbury, Rollin D., Madison, Wis. The Drift of the North German Lowland. Pp. 28.

School of Applied Ethics, Plymouth, Mass. Programme of the Session of 1892. Pp. 20.

Sedgwick, William T., and Hazen, Allen. Typhoid Fever in Chicago. New York: Engineering News Publishing Company. Pp. 21. 10 cents.

Semple, C. E. Armand. Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. New York: Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 480. $3.

Smock, John C, State Geologist. Annual Report of Geological Survey of New Jersey for 1891. Pp. 270, with Maps and Plates.

Société des Arts. Bulletin de la Classe d'lndustrie et du Commerce. Geneva. Switzerland. Pp. 20.

Superior and the Sault Canal, Commerce of. W. E. Street, Statistician. Pp. 80.

Tammany Hall, The Political Mission of. New York: A. B. King. Pp. 30. 10 cents.

Thomson, William H., M. D. Materialism and Modern Physiology of the Nervous System. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 112.

Tremain, Mary. Slavery in the District of Columbia. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Walker, Sydney F. How to light a Colliery by Electricity. New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 36. 75 cents.

Woodhull, Victoria Claflin, and Zula Mano. The Garden of Eden and the Proposal. London. Pp. 98.

World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago. Plan and Classification of Department M (Ethnology, Archæology, History, etc.). Pp. 27.

Yatabi, Rijo Kichi. Iconographia Floræ Japonicæ. Descriptions, with Figures, of Plants Indigenous to Japan. Tokyo. Pp. 170, with Plates.

Zoölogical Society of Philadelphia. Twentieth Annual Report. Pp. 21.

 


POPULAR MISCELLANY.

Anthropology at the World's Fair.—Prof. F. W. Putnam, the distinguished anthropologist of Cambridge, Mass; has outlined a most attractive and important exhibit of anthropology at the World's Fair. The department will occupy the northern half of the gallery of the Main Building and also a strip of land along the lagoon; on this land groups of native American peoples will be living in their natural habitations and surroundings. There will be a representative exhibit of the remains of prehistoric man in America, and large models of the most noteworthy of their works, such as the Serpent Mound and Fort Ancient. Central America will be well represented. Along with this there will be an exhibition of primitive industries, customs, and the like. The section of physical anthropology will illustrate modern methods of recording bodily characteristics, and will show charts recording the results of many thousand measurements. A large body of workers are now engaged in measuring native Americans in all parts of the land. Measurements of children are also being gathered for the study of the development of physical characteristics. This is a large and important undertaking, from which results of great scientific value are sure to come. With this department there is also connected the department of history, so that the exhibit of primitive man and his works is followed by that of the men whom Columbus met, and thus prepares the way for the exhibit of the historical changes in America during the last four centuries. The comprehensive scope of the exhibit is noteworthy, and under the leadership of Prof. Putnam an exhibit creditable to American science is assured.

 

Experimental Psychology at the World's Fair.—Those who have been interested in the growth of the new psychology will be glad to learn that there will be made at the World's Fair an exhibit of the methods and results of this young science. There will be in operation throughout the six months of the exposition a psychological laboratory in which simple tests will be made of the senses, sense-judgments, rapidity of movements, and simple mental processes, memory, and so on; the data thus accumulated will be statistically utilized to obtain normal standards. There will also be exhibited apparatus employed in psychological research, results obtained, as illustrated by charts, diagrams, photographs, etc.; and as complete a representation of recent psychological activity as the facilities will admit. The department is in charge of Prof. Joseph Jastrow, of the University of Wisconsin, and is a part of the general department of which Prof. F. W. Putnam is chief.

 

A Portrait of William Bartram.—When the sketch of the Bartrams was published in