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SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

coal, the latter reprinted from a report by Robert Giffen to the British House of Commons.

The Report of the United States Commission to the Columbian Historical Exposition at Madrid comprises a brief account of the participation of the United States in the Exposition, by Rear-Admiral Luce, who was the commissioner-general for this country; a report by Dr. Daniel G. Brinton on the collections exhibited; catalogues of the anthropological, numismatic, historical, and other objects sent by various institutions and government departments of the United States; and descriptive essays on several classes of these objects. Mr. William E. Curtis furnishes a report on the historical part of the exhibit, which included seventy-seven portraits of Columbus, only one of which was made during his life, and a considerable number of pictures representing places identified with the life history of Columbus, or the remains of Spanish occupation in the United States, or subjects connected with the origin of the name America. Many of the portraits are reproduced, and other parts of the volume are fully illustrated.


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Journal of. Second series, Vol X. Morphology of the Cerebral Convolutions, with Special Reference to the Order of Primates. By A. J. Parker, M. D.

Agricultural Experiment Stations. Connecticut: Nineteenth Annual Report. Part II. fertilizer Experiments; Availability of Organic Nitrogen; Fungi; Injurious Insects; Seeds.—Iowa: Bulletin No. 32. Entomological Work for 1895; Feeding Dairy Cows; Feeding Cottonseed Meal to Cows; Maturing Skim-milk Calves; Crop Notes for 1895; Butter Flavor; Some of our Advances in Breeding Fruits and Shrubs; Milk Preservatives, Formalin; Soil Moisture; Washing Butter; Our Window Gardens.—New Hampshire: Seventh Annual Report. Bulletin 31.—New York: Statement regarding Bulletins; Bulletin No. 98. Plum-leaf Spot; Cherry-leaf Spot and Fruit Rot; No. 99. The Spinach-leaf Maggot or Miner; No. 100. Combating Carnation Rust; No. 101. Potato Diseases on Long Island in the Season of 1895.—Ohio: Bulletin Cb and Fourteenth Annual Report for 1895; Bulletin 68. Some Destructive Insects; No. 09. The Chinch Bug; No. 70. Forage Crops.—Storrs Experiment Station: Bulletin No. 16. Experiments in Cream Ripening, Flavor, Aroma, Acid.—United States Department: Climate and Crop Service for Mouth of April, 1896.—Nebraska: Bulletin. Vol. VIII. Experiments in the Culture of the Sugar-beet in Nebraska.

Ayres, Alfred. The Verbalist. New and revised edition. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 337. $1.55

Blair, T. S. Human Progress. New York: William R. Jenkins. Pp. 573. 50 cents.

Bonney, T. G. Ice-work, Present and Past (International Scientific Series, No. 74.) New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp 295. §1.50.

Brown, Montague. Artistic and Scientific Taxidermy and Modeling. New York; Macmillan & Co. London: A. & C. Black. Pp. 462.

Bulletins, Catalogues, Reports, Reprints, etc. Boas, Franz: The Growth of Indian Mythologies (from Journal of American Folklore, January and March, 1896) and Anthropometrical Observations on the Mission Indians of Southern California (from Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. xliv, 1895).—Bishop, L. F.: Medicine as a Profession (from Rutgers College Targum).—Chimie Appliquée. Deuxième Congrés International à Paris. (juillet-août), 1896. Announcement of.—Columbia University, Contributions from the Geological Department of: A Newly Discovered Dike at De Witt, near Clinton, N. Y.; The Geological Sections of the East River at Seventieth Street, New York;

Geological Notes. Long Island and Nantucket—Davis, W. T.: St ten Island Names. Natural Science Association, New Brighton, S. I.—Ferguson, L. A.: Electrical Engineering in Modern Central Stations. (Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin.)—Fewkes, J. W.: A Contribution to Ethnobotany (from American Anthropologist, January, 1890); The Oraibi Flute-altar (from Journal of American Folklore, vol. viii. No. 31); The Prehistoric Culture of Tusayau (from American Anthropologist, May, 1896).—Hand, E. N.: The Essential Nature of Matter and Energy. Snow and Wilson Press, Spokane. Washington.—Harvey, J. E., M. D.: Latest Science. 10 cents. (78 Emerson Avenue, Chicago )—Iowa State Board of Health Bulletin, Vol. IX. No. 11.—Iowa University Bulletin: Laboratories of Natural History, Vol. Ill, No. 4.—lames, J. F., M. D.: The First Fauna of the Earth (from American Naturalist, October, 1895).—Keyes, T. B., M. D.: Dipsomania. Morphiamania, and Onanism (from Journal of Materia Medica, April, 1896).—Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Announcement of Summer Courses for 1896.—Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. Pp. 201-216.—Philadelphia Zoölogical Society: Twenty-fourth Annual Report of Board of Directors.—Rose Polytechnic Institute: Fourteenth Annual Catalogue for 1890.—Schimnel & Co.: Semiannual Report of. Leipsic and New York.—Shufeldt, R. W.: Progress in American Ornithology (from American Naturalist, May 1, 1896).—Smithsonian Institution Publications: Reprints from Proceedings. No. 1033. Diagnosis of New Mollusks from the Survey of the Mexican Boundary; No. 1034. Diagnosis of New Species of Mollusks from the West Coast of America; No. 1035. Diagnosis of New Tertiary Fossils from the Southern United States; No. 10.36. The New Diplopod Myriapoda of the Genus Oxydesmus from the Congo; No. 1037. Priodesmus, a New Genus of Diplopoda from Surinam; No. 1088. On Geophilus Attennatus, Say. of the Class Chilopoda; No. 1089. An Arrangement of the Geophilidæ, a Family of Chilopoda; No. 1040. Description of a New Species of Golden Beetle from Costa Rica; No. 1041. Two New Species of Beetles or the Tenebrionid Genus Echocerus; No. 1042. East African Diplopoda of the Suborder Polydesmoidea, collected by Mr. William Astor Chanler; No. 1043. Description of a New Species of Pine Fish (Siphostonia Scovelli) from Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 1046. East African Odonata, collected by Dr. W. L. Abbott; No. 1047. Notes on the Odonata from East Africa, collected by the Chanler expedition; No. 1048 On the Proper Name of the Gunnels or Butter Fish; No. 1049. The Differential Characters of the Syngnaphid and Hippocampid Fishes; No. 1050; Notes on the Synonymy of the Torpedinidæ or Narcobatidæ; No. 1051. The Fami-