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cannot see by what possible stretch of the imagination the achievements of, say, Marconi can be traced back to the prophecies of Galileo in 1632.
Mr. Sewall's method of compiling history appears APPLIED ELECTRICITY.
to consist chiefly in making extracts from patents. (1) Wireless Telegraphy. By C. H. Sewall. Pp. 229.
Page after page of the book before us contains nothing (London : Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1903.) Price
more than reprints from the patents of Lodge, Marconi, los. 6d. net.
Fessenden, and others, sometimes verbatim in inverted (2) Electricity in Agriculture and Horticulture. Ву
commas, at others with slightly altered context Prof. S. Lemström. Pp. iv + 72. (London : The
as original matter. We imagine it must be easier Electrician Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 1904.)
to write books in this way than it is interesting to read (3) Modern Electric Practice. Vol. iv.
Mr. Sewall would have been much better Magnus Maclean.
Pp. viii + 304.
advised, we think, to digest his material properly and Gresham Publishing Co., 1904.)
present it to his readers in some more acceptable form. (4) The Theory of the Lead Accumulator.
He could then have given a connected account of the Dolezalek. Translated by C. L. von Ende. Pp. remarkable developments that have followed the disxii +241.
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(2) The late Prof. S. Lemström occupied himself for net.
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on growing plants, and this little book contains the 274. (Paris : Gauthier-Villars, 1904.) Price 5 results of his work. If the conclusions at which the francs.
author arrives are confirmed by the work of other in(7) L'Année Technique (1902–1903). By A. Da Cunha. vestigators, the subject is one which merits the most Pp. 303. (Paris : Librairie Gauthier-Villars, 1903.) careful consideration by all agriculturists. Practically Price 3.50 francs.
only one type of experiment was tried; an influence LTHOUGH wireless telegraphy is of such machine was connected with one pole to earth and the
recent development, it is apparently regarded other to a wire network over a field in which the crops by many as a legitimate subject for historical writing. were being grown. A discharge current could thus be The first volume before us is one of several which have passed either from the network to earth or vice versa appeared in the last three or four years in which the for any desired number of hours a day. The experihistorical progress of wireless telegraphy is dealt with ments were tried on a comparatively large scale in rather than its scientific principles. The book possesses several different localities. The effect produced by to our mind the same faults which characterise all the this treatment was remarkable.
There was other similar publications which we have read; there average excess of the crop of the experimental field is a lack of discrimination in the selection of material over that of a control field of 45 per cent. ; the which is likely to 'leave the untechnical reader in a
varies considerably with the nature
of state of considerable confusion. Wireless telegraphy the crop and the conditions, soil, weather, &c. Not as we know it to-day is wholly concerned with Hertzian only is this increase in quantity produced, but there is wave telegraphy, and even if accounts of the experi- also often an improvement in quality and a diminution ments of Lindsay and others in telegraphy by earth or in the time taken for the plants to mature. This last water conduction should be regarded as legitimate, we is a factor often of great importance to the grower,
who can realise much higher prices by selling early in the book is divided into two parts, the first dealing the season. Prof. Lemström calculated that in the case with continuous and the second with alternating of wheat the outlay on a field of 25 acres will be repaid current motors. The relative advantages of different in two or three years, and that afterwards a net profit types are considered in detail, and there are numerous of fol. a year or more can be realised. We cannot here calculations of motors of different types and capacities. enter into the details of the working, such as the best In addition, there are a large number of curves, time of electrification, the effect of wet and dry weather, diagrams, and photographs. and so forth, but we should strongly advise those
(6) The essays which are comprised in M. Cornu's interested in the subject to study this book carefully; little book were written with a special and rather they will find it full of valuable suggestions, and the peculiar object, the author having been requested by time spent in reading it will be amply repaid.
some of his old pupils, who had been unable to keep (3) We have already reviewed the first three volumes
touch with the rapid development of electrical engineerof this publication, so that it is only necessary here to ing, to write for them something which would enable refer briefly to the matter contained in the present them to appreciate better the technical or semi-technical volume. This is devoted to electric tramways, and literature of to-day. These Notices” is divided into seven chapters, dealing with overhead quently of a somewhat elementary character, nor can construction, feeders, surface contact systems, con- the book be regarded in any sense as a text-book of duit systems, rolling stock, electric boats and motor electricity. But M. Cornu has succeeded in writing a cars, and electric traction on railways. The defects book which should appeal to a very much larger to which we alluded in our previous review are not audience than that for which it was originally inso noticeable in this volume, which furnishes a good tended; one cannot look through its pages without description of a very important branch of electrical realising at every point that it is the work of a master, engineering. The excellence of the illustrations is a
and such works repay study by all—the most advanced characteristic of the whole production, and is a par- as well as the most elementary students. The beticularly valuable feature in the present instance, as the ginner will find here ideas expressed clearly and subjects are such that they cannot be effectually de- concisely, and cannot fail to derive great benefit from scribed without numerous photographs and diagrams. the book as an introduction to more detailed treatises.
(4) This exceedingly interesting monograph on the The engineer will see well known facts expressed in much debated theory of the chemical reactions taking new and suggestive language, and will doubtless have place in the lead accumulator is probably already well his own views enlarged in consequence. The subjects known in the original German to those who have con- dealt with are the correlation of the phenomena of cerned themselves specially with this subject. Since static and dynamic electricity, generators, transmission the book first appeared the discussion has progressed of power and polyphase currents, and would a stage further, so that the English translation may strongly recommend anyone interested in any of these be said to be out of date to a certain extent. This is, matters to spend a few hours reading M. Cornu's however, the penalty that the average English student admirable booklet. has to pay for the neglect of his schoolmasters to (7) We cannot help being conscious that the end of teach him German, and he will probably therefore 1904 is rather late in the day to review a book which welcome the appearance of an English translation. contains a résumé of the technical achievements of Herr Dolezalek treats the subject from the standpoint of 1903. Still, as we gather that this publication is Nernst's osmotic theory, and shows that thermo- intended to appear annually, this notice may be of chemical considerations all point to the validity of the some service in directing readers' attention to the sulphate theory originally advanced by Gladstone and volume dealing with this year's progress, which we Tribe. Whether the author will succeed in satisfying imagine will appear very soon; in addition, it may be others to the same extent as he has apparently satisfied pleaded that the lapse of time enables one to see matters himself may be regarded as open to question, but in more in the right perspective, and so to form a better any case the book is one which cannot be neglected by estimate of the value of M. Da Cunha's work. The anyone wishing to study this complicated but fascin- book ranges over a great variety of subjects. Thus ating problem.
we find at one place a mathematical calculation of the (5) The design and construction of electric motors mechanical problems involved in “ looping the loop,” is becoming daily a matter of more importance to and in another a discussion of alcoholism and temperelectrical engineers on account of the very rapid ance worthy of the columns of a daily paper in the extension of the use of electricity for power purposes. silly season. Between these extremes lie such subjects When one considers the enormous number of tramcars, as the progress in wireless telegraphy, automobilism, lifts, factories, &c., which are driven by electricity, it aërial navigation, and the hundred and one other is easy to see not only how important the subject is, but technical developments which are taking place in all also how very varied is the work which the electric branches of applied science. To the engineer the book motor is called upon to perform. If the development can serve no other purpose than to while away an idle now is great, in a few years' time, when some of the hour or so. The general reader who is interested in numerous power schemes are more matured, it will be scientific and technical progress may read it with both much greater still. The student of electrical engineer-profit and pleasure. He will find the descriptions clear, ing may find here ample scope for his abilities, and he the style agreeable, and the illustrations and diagrams cannot consult a better guide than the volume before us. in many cases excellent.