Page images
PDF
EPUB

C.

:

and Ethnography of South Africa, 1505-1795, 3 vols., Culture, and Propagation, J. Weathers.The Oxford Dr. G. M. Theal: vol. ii., Forination of the Cape Colony University Press.-History of Botany, Prof. J. Reynolds by the Dutch ; vol. iii., Account of the Dutch, Portuguese, Green, F.R.S.; The Face of the Earth, Prof. E. Suess, Hottentots and Bantu.

translated by Hertha B. C. Sollas, edited by Prof. W. J.

Sollas, F.R.S., vol. iv.; Knuth's Handbook of Floral BIOLOGY,

Pollination, translated by Prof. J. R. Ainsworth Davies, F. Alcan (Paris).-La Critique du Darwinisme social, J.

vol. iii. Sir Isaac Pitman and Son, Ltd.-The Teacher's Novicow.-John Bale, Sons and Danielsson, Ltd.-House

Course of Elementary Science, part ii., The Plant and its hold Pests and Household Remedies, W. R. Boelter ; Hand

Lise, F. Belton. Smith, Elder and Co.--The Book of book of Animal Parasites of Men and of Animals, Drs. Braun

Flowers, Mrs. Hinkson and Miss F. Maitland; The Small and M. Luhe, translated; Biological Excursions : being an

Garden Useful, A. C. Curtis, illustrated; The Small easily understood Introduction to Biology, Dr. C. Thesing,

Garden Beautiful: and How to Make it so, A. C. Curtis ; translated by W. R. Boelter, illustrated. George Bell and

Common Weeds of the Farm and Garden : including the Sons.-A new edition of Hayward's Botanist's Pocket

Weeds of Chief Importance both of Arable and Grass book, containing, in a tabulated form, the chief character

Land, and Weed Seeds, H. C. Long and J. Percival, istics of British plants, with the botanical names, soil, or

illustrated. The S.P.C.K.-British Wild Flowers in their situation, colour, growth, and time of flowering of every

Natural Colours and Form, Prof. Henslow, illustrated. plant, arranged under its own order, with a copious

Swan Sonnenschein and Co., Ltd. -- Plant Life: a Manual index, G. C. Druce. A. and C. Black.-Egyptian Birds,

of Botany for Schools. Prof. E. Warming, translated by Whymper, illustrated. Blackie and Son, Ltd.

M. Rehling and E. M. Thomas, illustrated. The UniAncient Plants: a Simple Account of the Past Vegetation versity Tutorial Press, Ltd.- The Senior Botany; Prof. F. of the Earth and of Recent important Discoveries in that

Cavers. T. Fisher l'nwin.-Leisure Hours with Nature, Realm of Nature-study, Dr. Marie C. Stopes, illustrated.

E. P. Larken, illustrated. Witherby and Co.-History of W. and R. Chambers, Ltd.—British Flowering Plants,

the Birds of Kent, V. F. Ticehurst, illustrated; The W. F. Kirby, illustrated ; Mammals of the World, W. F.

Vertebrate Fauna of Cheshire and Liverpool Bay, edited Kirby, illustrated; A Book of Birds, W. P. Pycraft, illus

by T. A. Coward, 2 vols., illustrated (Mammals, Birds, trated. Chapman and Hall, Ltd.-The Craftsman's

Reptiles, Batrachians, T. A. Coward and C. Oldham ; Plant-book, or Figures of Plants selected from the Old

Fishes of Cheshire and Liverpool Bay, J. Johnstone, with Herbals, arranged with Notes and Additional Drawings, and

a chapter on The Dee as a Wildfowl Resort, J. A. Dockan Essay on the Use of Plants in Decorative Design, R. G.

ray); A Monograph of the Petrels, Dr. F. Du Cane GodHatton. Constable and Co., Ltd.-The Biography of a

man, F.R.S., the fifth and concluding part, illustrated; Silver Fox, E. Thompson Seton, illustrated. J. M. Dent

The Adventures of Tommy, Sir Digby Pigott, C.B. ; a and Co.-Physiology; Prof. C. S. Sherrington, F.R.S.,

nature-story book for boys and girls, describing further illustrated (Scientific Primers); Zoology, Prof. W. A. Herd

adventures of the hero of “ The Changeling.” man, F.R.S., illustrated (Scientific Primers); Nature Photo

CHEMISTRY. graphy for Beginners, E. J. Bedford, illustrated ; Nature Stalking for Boys through Stereoscope and Camera, W. P.

D. Appleton and Co.-The Story of Sugar, G. T. Westell. Duckworth and Co.--Diseases of Cultivated

Surface. Baillière, Tindall and Cox.—The Poisons and Plants and Trees, G. Massee, illustrated. Gustav Fischer

Pharmacy Act, 1908, with Notes, H. W. Gadd; and new (Jena).-Handbuch der Anatomie des Menschen, Dritter

editions of Aids to the Analysis of Food and Drugs, C. G. Band, Vierte Abteilung, Lymphgefässe, Dr., P. Bartels,

Moor and W. Partridge : Chemical Notes and Equations, illustrated : Allgemeine Biologie, Prof. O. Hertwig, new

G. H. Gemmell. The Cambridge University Press.-Outedition, illustrated ; Die Säugetierontogenese, Prof.

lines of Cheinistry, with Practical Work, Dr. H. J. H. A. A. W. Hubrecht: Vorträge über botanische Stammes

Fenton, F.R.S., first part. J. and A. Churchill.-A geschichte, Dr. J. P. Lotsy, Zweiter Band, illustrated ;

Course of Practical Chemistry; A. B. Ryley. Constable Studien über die Bestimmung des weiblichen Geschlechts,

and Co., Ltd.-Van Nostrand's Chemical Annual, 1909, Prof. A. Russo, illustrated ; Zoologische und Anthropolo- edited by Prof. J: C. Olsen. Henry Frowde and Hodder gische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und

and Stoughton.--Practical Chemistry, Dr. A. M. Kellas. zentralen Südafrika, Prof. L. Schultze, Dritter Band, illus

C. Griffin and Co., Ltd.-Physico-chemical Tables, J. trated ; Lehrbuch der Botanik für Hochschulen, Profs.

Castell-Evans, vol. ii., Chemical Physics, Pure and Strasburger and Jost, new edition, illustrated; Technik Analvtical Chemistry ; Technical Mycology : the Utilisation und Methodik des biologischen Eiweissdifferenzierungs- of Micro-organisms in the Arts and Manufactures, Dr. F. verfahrens mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der forensischen

Lafar, translated by C. T. C. Salter, vol. ii., Eumycetic Blut- und Fleischuntersuchung, Prof. Uhlenhuth and Dr.

Fermentation. Macmillan and Co., Lid.--Chemical Weidanz, illustrated. C. Grillin and Co., Ltd. --The Plant

Constitution and Crystalline Structure, Dr. A. E. H. Cell: its Vital Processes and Modifications. H. A. Haig, Tutton, F.R.S. Williams and Norgate.-A History of illustrated. Harper and Brothers.--Ant Communities, Dr.

Hindu Chemistry: from the Earliest Times to the Middle H. C. McCook. T. C. and E. C. Jack.The British

of the Sixteenth Century A.D., with Sanskrit Texts, Bird Book, edited by F. B. Kirkman, in twelve sections,

Variants, Translation and Illustrations, Prof. Praphulla illustrated. John Lane.-The Book of Fern Culture, A.

Chandra Rav, vol. ii.; Introduction to the Preparation Hemsley; The Book of the Cottage Garden ; The Book of of Organic Compounds, Prof. Emil Fischer, translated by the Sweet Pea, D. B. Crewe. Longmans and Co.--Beasts

R. V. Stanford. and Men, C. Hagenbeck, translated by H. Elliot and

ENGINEERING. A. G. Thacker, with introduction by Dr. P. Chalmers Edward Arnold.- The Theory of Structures, R. J. Mitchell,' F.R.S., illustrated; The Natural History of Woods, illustrated ; Steel Roof and Bridge Design. W. H. British Game Birds. J. G. Millais, illustrated : Field and Kerr; and a new edition of A Text-book of Electrical Woodland Plants, W. S. Furneaux, illustrated; Spring | Engineering, Dr. A. Thomälen, translated by G. W. 0. Flowers at Belvoir Castle, with Directions for Cultivation Howe, illustrated. Blackie and Son, Ltd.-Elementary and Notes on Gardening, W. H. Divers, illustrated. Principles of Alternating Current Dynamo Design, A. G. Macmillan and Co., Ltd.-Improvement of Wheat and Ellis. Constable and Co., Ltd.-A new volume of the other Cereals, Prof. R. H. Biffen. A. Melrose.-Darwin Deinhardt-Schlomann Technical Dictionaries : Railway and Modern Science, Prof. J. A. Thomson ; A First Book Construction and Operation, including Electric Traction, of Wild Flowers, M. M. Rankin, illustrated. Methuen A. Boshart, illustrated : The Encyclopædia of Municipal and C0.-Bird Life, W. P. Pycraft, illustrated: Fungi and Sanitary Engineering, edited by W. H. Maxwell and and how to Know Them, E. W. Swanton, illustrated. 1. T. Brown; Tables and Diagrams for obtaining the The Methodist Publishing House.--Nature through the Resisting Moments of Eccentric Riveted Connections, Microscope : Rambles and Studies of a Microscopist, Rev. E. A. Rexford, illustrated : Waterproofing : an Engineering

Spiers, illustrated. John Murray.--Ornamental Problem, M. H. Lewis, illustrated; Concrete Steel ConBulbous and Tuberous Plants for the Open Air, Green- struction, E. Mörsch, translated by E. P. Goodrich, illushouse and Hothouse, with Details as to Descriptions, ' trated ; and a new edition of Bridge and Structural Design,

WV.

W. C. Thomson.

C. Griffin and Co., Ltd.-Experimental Co.-A new edition of An Introduction to the Geology of Investigations on the Power Required to Drive Rolling Cape Colony, Dr. A. W. Rogers and A. L. Du Toit, Mills, translated from the German of J. Puppé; Trans- with a chapter on the Fossil Reptiles of the Karroo formers, Prof. H. Bohle, edited by D. Robertson, illus- Formation by Dr. R. Broom, illustrated. Macmillan and trated; Stresses in Masonry, Prof. H. Chatley, illustrated; Co., Ltd.-The Origin of Ore Deposits and the Extent of The Design and Construction of Ships, Prof. J. H. Biles, Future Supplies, Prof. J. W. Gregory, F.R.S. Milner vol. ii., illustrated; Sea-water Distillation, F. Normandy, and Co., Ltd.-Geology, G. Hickling, illustrated. illustrated ; and new editions of Principles and Practice of Dock Engineering, Brysson Cunningham, illustrated; The

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE. Theory of the Steam Turbine : a Treatise on the Principles Edward Arnold. An Introduction to the Theory of of Construction of the Steam Turbine, with Historical Optics, Prof. A. Schuster, F.R.S., illustrated. A. and. C. Notes on its Development. A. Jude, illustrated ; A Pocket- Black.-Priiner of Statistics, W. Palin Elderton and Ethel book of Marine Engineering Rules and Tables, for the Use of Marine Engineers, Naval Architects, Designers,

M. Elderton, with a preface by Sir Francis Galton, F.R.S.

The Cambridge University Press.-Elements of the DifferDraughtsmen, Superintendents and Others, A. E. Seaton and H. M. Rounthwaite. Longmans and Co.-Tables and

ential and integral Calculus, Prof. A. E. H. Love, F.R.S.

Cassell and Co., Ltd.-New editions of The Earth's Diagrams of the Thermal Properties of Saturated and Beginning, Sir R. Ball, F.R.S., illustrated; The Story Superheated Steam, L. S. Marks and Dr. H. N. Davis;

of the Heavens, Sir R. Ball, F.R.S., illustrated. I'. and Domestic Sanitary Engineering and Plumbing : dealing R. Chambers, Ltd.—Light, E. J. Houston ; Magnetism, nvith Domestic Water Supplies, Pump and Hydraulic Ram E. J. Houston. Chatto and Windus.-Astronomical Work, Hydraulics, Sanitary Work, Heating by Low Curiosities : Facts and Fallacies, J. Ellard Gore, illustrated. Pressure, Hot Water, and External Plumbing Work, Constable and Co., Ltd.-History of the Slide Rule, Prof. F. W. Raynes, illustrated. E. and F. N. Spon, Ltd.- F. Cajori, illustrated; Electricity, H. M. Hobart, illusElectric Cables': their Construction and Cost, D. Coyle trated." 1. M. Dent and Co.-Astronomy, Prof. F. W. and F. J. 0. Howe.

Dyson, F.R.S., illustrated (Scientific Primers). Gauthier.

l'illars (Paris).-Leçons élémentaires sur la Théorie des GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL.

Fonctions analytiques, ler Partie, Tome ii. : Les Fonctions Edward Arnold.—Sikhim and Bhutan : Esperiences of algebraiques, les Séries simples et multiples, Fouet, new Twenty Years on the North-eastern Frontier of India, edition ; Savants du Jour : Henri Poincaré, Biographie et J. C. White, illustrated ; With a Prehistoric People': the Bibliographie analytique des Ecrits, E. Lebon ; Nouvelles A-ki-ku-yu of British East Africa, W. S. and K. Rout- Méthodes de Prévision du Temps, Guilbert; Leçons sur la ledge, illustrated. A. and C. Black.-Kashmir, Sir Francis Théorie de la Croissance, Borel; Principes de la Théorie E. Younghusband, K.C.I.E., illustrated; National Geo

des Fonctions entières d'Ordre infini, Blumenthal; Précis graphy of Africa and Australasia, J. B. Reynolds, illus- de Mécanique, Appell and Dantheville; Des Notations trated; Geographical Diagrams and Land Forms : Senior, mathématiques, Enumeration, Choix et Usage, André. H. J. Snape, three books; Descriptive Geography of the

C. Griffin and Co., Ltd.-Electrical Theory and the British Isles, F. D. Herbertson, illustrated ; Geographical

Problein of the Universe, G. W. de Tunzelmann; Pictures: Land Forms and how They are Made, in Hydrographic Surveying: for the Use of Beginners, packets of six cards. The Cambridge University Press.

Amateurs, and Port and Harbour Masters, Commander S. Cambridge County Geographies, illustrated : Dorset, A. L. Messum, illustrated ; An Elementary Text-book of Physics, Salmon ; Gloucestershire, H. A. Evans. Constable and Co., Dr. R. Wallace Stewart, vol. i., Matter, vol. iv., Heat, · Ltd.-Peaks and Glaciers of Nun Kun: a Record of Pioneer illustrated ; Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineer. Exploration and Mountaineering in the Punjab Himalaya, ing, Prof. A. Jamieson, vol. Y., Theory of Machines. Fanny Bullock Workman and W. H. Workman, illustrated.

Harper and Brothers.---Curiosities of the Sky, G. P. W. Heinemann.-The Heart of the Antarctic : the Story of

Serviss. W. Heinemann.--The Conquest of the Air. A. the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-9, E. H. Shackleton, Berget, illustrated. T. Werner Laurie.—Chats on ElecC.V.O., 2 vols., illustrated; With a Camera in East tricity, F. Broadbent, illustrated; Chats on Astronomy, Africa, A. R. Dugmore, illustrated. John Lane.—Lake H. P. Hollis, illustrated. Crosby Lockwood and Son.Victoria to Khartoum with Rifle and Camera, Captain Wireless Telephony, Dr. J. E. Murray; Electric Power F. A. Dickinson, illustrated. Longmans and Co:-Mighty Conductors, W. A. Del Mar, illustrated ; and a new edition Hunters : being an Account of Some of the Adventures of Alternating Current Machines : being the second volume of Richard and Helen Cuthbertson in the Forests and on of Dynamo Electric Machinery : its Construction, Design, and the Plains of Chiapas in Mexico, A. Russan, illustrated. Operation, Dr. S. Sheldon, H. Mason, and E. Hausmann. Macmillan and Co., Ltd.-Trans-Himalaya : Discoveries illustrated. Longmans and Co.-Physical, Chemical and and Adventures in Tibet, Dr. Sven Hedin, 2 vols., illus

Mathematical Tables, Dr. G. W. C. Kaye and Prof. T. H. trated ; In the Grip of the Nyika : further Adventures in Laby ; The Apprentices' Course of Experinental Physics British East Africa, Lieut.-Colonel J. H. Patterson,

and Mechanics for Preliminary Technical Students and D.S.O., illustrated; The Gates of India, Colonel Sir Secondary School Pupils, J. L. Maxim. Macmillan and Thomas H. Holdich, K.C.M.G., K.C.I.E., C.B., with

Co., Ltd.-The Life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin maps and plans. John Murray.--Zambezia: a General of Largs, Prof. Silvanus P. Thompson, F.R.S., 2 vols., Description of the Valley of the Zambezi River, from its illustrated; Lord Kelvin's Early Home: being the RecolDelta to the River Aroangwa, with its History, Agricul- lections of his Sister, the late Mrs. Elizabeth King, illusture, Flora, Fauna, and Ethnography, R. C. F. Maugham,

trated ; Aviation, Prof. G. H. Bryan, F.R.S.; Ancient illustrated ; The Great Wall of China, Dr. W. E. Geil, Eclipses, and the Lengths of the Day, Month, and Year, illustrated. Sir Isaac Pitman and Son, Ltd.-Notes of P. H. Cowell, F.R.S. ; Solar Researches, Dr. G. E. Hale, · Lessons on Geography, L. Marsh, vol. ii. Alston Rivers,

For. Mem.R.S.; Researches in Magneto-optics, Prof. P. Lid.-Labrador : its Discovery, Exploration and Develop

Zeeman; The Shape of the Earth, Prof. A. E. H. Love, ment, W. G. Gosling, illustrated. Witherby and Co.

F.R.S. ; Climates of British Possessions, Dr. W. N. Shaw, Across Papua, Colonel the Hon. J. A. K. Mackay, C.B.,

F.R.S.; Wind Pressure, Dr. T. E. Stanton ; Physical illustrated ; Savage Home-life in Southern Seas, H. W. Science in the Time of Nero: being a Translation of Walker: and edition of Three Voyages of a

Seneca's Quæstiones Naturales," J. Clarke, with notes Naturalist, M. J. Nicoll.

on the subject-matter by Sir Archibald Geikie, K.C.B.. GEOLOGY.

P.R.S. The Oxford University Press.—The Story of the

Comets, simply told for General Readers, G. E F. Alcan (Paris).—La Géologie générale, Prof. S. Meunier, Chambers. Sir Isaac Pitman and Son, Lid.-Notes of new edition. Edward Arnold.—The Geology of Building Lessons in Arithmetic, C. W. Crook, vol. ii. G. P. Materials, J. Allen Howe, illustrated. J. M. Dent and Putnam's Sons.-Nautical Science in its Relation to PracCo.-Geology, Prof. J. W. Gregory, E.R.S., illustrated tical Navigation, together with a Study of the Tides and .(Scientific Primers). C. Griffin and Co., Ltd.-A new Tidal Currents, Prof. C. L. Poor, illustrated : In Star. edition of Ore and Stone Mining, Sir C. Le Neve Foster, land with a Three-inch Telescope, W. T. Olcott, illusrevised by Prof. S. H. Cox, illustrated. Longmans and

trated. .1?ston Rivers, Ltd.-Problem Papers for L'oper

:

[ocr errors]

a

new

new

on

new

2

new

new

Middle Forms, H. L. Reed. The University Tutorial of the Tongue, J. Hutchinson, jun. ; Movable Kidney, Press, Ltd.-The School Geometry, W. P. Workman and W. A. Lane; Hip Disease in the Young, J. Berry; ProA. G. Cracknell, in 1 vol. and in 2 parts; Introduction to statectomy, J. W. T. Walker ; Enuresis, J. H. Thursfield; the School Geometry, by the same authors. T. Fisher Some Clinical Points in the Surgery of the Intestine, Unwin.-A new edition of Wireless Telegraphy and Wire- F. C. Wallis.-Rebman, Ltd.-Naval Hygiene, Dr. J. D. less Telephony, Prof. A. E. Kennelly, illustrated.

Gatewood; The Case for Alcohol: or the Actions of

Alcohol on Body and Soul, based largely upon the Researches MEDICAL SCIENCE.

and Discoveries of the late M. Emile Duclaux, Dr.

R. Park. F. Alcan (Paris).—Traité international de Psychologie

Swan Sonnenschein and Co., Ltd.pathologique et de thérapeutique des Maladies mentales,

Exercises for Heart Affections, based on the Nauheim Dr., A. Marie, Tome premier. Appleton and Co.-Legal Treatment, Dr. J. G. Garson, illustrated; and a Medicine and Toxicology, R. L. Emerson ; Minor Surgery, edition of Dobree's Manual of Home Nursing. E. M. Foote; Preparation of the Patient and Treatment

METALLURGY. after Operation, H. A. Haubold; Diseases of Children, Dr. A. Jacobi ; Surgical Diagnosis, A. B. Johnson, 3 vols. ; C. Griffin and Co., Ltd.--Blast Furnace Practice, J. J. Orthopedic Surgery, H. L. Taylor; Medical Sociology, Morgan ; The Theory and Practice of Enamelling on Iron J. P. Warbasse. Baillière, Tindall and Cox.-Cowhouses and Steel, J. Grünwald ; and new editions of A Treatise and the Milk Supply, G. Mayall; Incidents of Sex and Electro-metallurgy, W. G. McMillan, revised and Age on Diseases, G. Andrews; and a new edition of Aids enlarged by W. R. Cooper ; An Introduction to the Study to Mathematics of Hygiene, Dr. R. B. Ferguson. John of Metallurgy, Sir W. Roberts-Austen, K.C.B., F.R.S., Bale, Sons and Danielsson, Ltd.-The Stomach, Pancreas revised throughout by F. W. Harbord, illustrated; The and Intestines, Dr. W. C. Bosanquet and H. S. Clogg. Metallurgy of Lead, H. F. Collins, illustrated. George Bell and Sons.-A new edition of Hoblyn's Dictionary of Terins Used in Medicine, and the Collateral

TECHNOLOGY. Sciences, J. A. P. Price. A. and C. Black.-New editions Constable and Co.-The Manufacture of Leather, H. G, of Text-book of Operative Surgery, Dr. Th. Kocher, trans- Bennett, illustrated ; Textiles and their Manufacture, A. F. lated by Dr. H. J. Stiles, illustrated; Black's Medical | Barker, illustrated. C. Griffin and Co., Ltd.--Commercial Dictionary, edited by Dr. J. D. Comrie, illustrated. Peat : its Uses and its Possibilities, F. T. Gissing, illusJ. and A. Churchill.-A Text-book of Nervous Diseases, trated; Ceramic Literature, M. L. Solon; and a Drs. W. A. Turner and T. G. Stewart, illustrated; A edition of A Manual of Dyeing : for the Use of Practical Text-book of Experimental Physiology, Drs. N. H. Alcock Dyers, Manufacturers, Students, and all Interested in the and F. O'Brien Ellison, with an introduction by Prof. Art of Dyeing, Dr. E. Knecht, C. Rawson, and Dr. R. E. H. Starling, F.R.S., illustrated ; Sight-testing Made Loewenthal, vols. Crosby Lockwood and Son.--Easy, Dr. W. W. Hardwicke, illustrated ; and a Petroleum Mining and Oil-field Development, A. B. edition of A Guide to the Paris Medical School, Dr. A. A. Thompson, illustrated ; Modern Coking Practice, T. H. Warden. Constable and Co., Ltd.-Preventable Diseases, Byrom and J. E. Christopher, illustrated; A Pocket Dr. W. Hutchinson. Gustav Fischer (Jena).--Lehrbuch Glossary of English-German, German-English Technical der Protozoenkunde, Zweite Auflage der“ Protozoen als Terms, J. G. Horner and A. Schlomann; and a Parasiten und Krankheitserreger, Prof. F. Dofiein, illus- edition of Refrigeration, Cold Storage and Ice-making, trated; Elektrizität und Licht in der Medizin, Prof. R. A. J. Wallis-Tayler, illustrated. Longmans and Co. Kutner, illustrated; Entwicklung und Fortschritte der Modern Practice in Mining, R. A. S. Redmayne, 2 vols., Chirurgie, Prof. R. Kutner, illustrated ; Vorlesungen über illustrated ; Laboratory Notes on Iron and Steel Analysis, chirurgische Infektionskrankheiten, Profs. Kocher and W. Macfarlane, illustrated. Milner and Co., Ltd.-PhotoTavel, Teil 1, illustrated; Das Virulenzproblem der patho- graphy in Principle and Practice, S. E. Bottomley ; Up-togenen Bakterien, Dr. Laurent ; Die Pathologie und Date Photography, B. Rowley; Cardboard Modelling : the Therapie der plötzlich das Leben gefährdenden Krank- | Swedish Course, G. C. Hewitt ; Engineers’ and Machinists' heitszustände, R. Lenzmann, new edition : J. v. Mering's Handbook : a Guide for Turners, Fitters, Screw-cutters, &c., Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin, illustrated, new edition ; H. A. Golding; Mechanics' Tables : a Collection of Tables in Grundzüge der internen Arbeiter versicherungs-Medizin, J. Everyday Use amongst Mechanics and Engineers; Wool Rubin ; Einführung in die Hydro- und Thermotherapie, Dyeing, C. Bolton. Stanley Paul and Co.-Zinc Oxide Prof. J. Strasburger, illustrated; Atlas der menschlichen and its Uses, C. Smith. E. and F. N. Spon, Ltd.--A Blutzellen, Dr. A. Pappenheim, Zweite Lieferung, illus- new edition of Workshop Receipts : for the Use of Manutrated. Henry Frowde and Hodder and Stoughton.—The facturers, Mechanics and Scientific Amateurs, in 4 vols., third and last volume of A System of Operative Surgery, vol. iv., Rainwater Separator to Whitewashing. edited by F. F. Burghard : Practical Pathology, Prof. Sims Woodhead, illustrated ; History of Medicine, Prof. Max

MISCELLANEOUS. von Neuburger, translated, 2 vols. ; Gallstones, Drs. M. F. Alcan (Paris).-Dieu et Science, Prof. E. de Cyon ; Robson and_Cammidge; Constipation, A. F. Hertz ; La Psychologie affective, T. Ribot. Edward Arnold.-A Andrology, E. M. Corner ; Infectious

Diseases,

C. Fifth Series of Memories of the Months, the Right Hon. Buchanan Ker, illustrated ; Emergencies in General Prac-Sir Herbert Maxwell, F.R.S., illustrated. Chatto and tice, both Medical and Surgical, Sargent and Russell ; W'indus.-A History of Babylonia and Assyria from the Pathology in General Practice, Dr. T. J. Horder. Earliest Times until the Persian Conquest, L. W. King, John Lane.-The Medical Diseases of Children, R. Miller. in 3 vols., illustrated : vol. i., A History of Sumer and Longmans and Co.—New editions of Quain's Elements of Akkad: being an Account of the Primitive Inhabitants of Anatomy, vol. iii., Neurology, by Profs. E. A. Schäfer, Babylonia from the Earliest Times to about B.C. 2000; F.R.S., and J. Symington ; part ii., containing the descrip- vol. ii., A History of Babylon from the Period of the First tive anatomy of the peripheral nerves and of the organs of Dynasty, about b.c. 2000, until the Conquest of Babylon special sense, illustrated; Anatomy, Descriptive and by Cyrus, B.C. 539; vol. iii., A History of Assyria from Applied, H. Gray, edited by R. Howden, Notes on Applied the Earliest Period until the Fall of Nineveh before the Anatomy revised by A. J. Jex-Blake and W. F. Fedden, Medes, B.C. 606. Constable and Co., Ltd.-Foreign and illustrated. Macmillan and Co., Ltd.--Chronicles of Colonial Patent Laws, W. C. Fairweather ; Modern Pharmacy, A. C. Wootton, illustrated; A System of Medi- Methods of Street Cleaning. G. A. Soper, illustrated. cine, by Many Writers, edited by Sir T. Clifford Allbutt, Duckworth and Co.-The Hills and the Vale, Richard K.C.B., F.R.S., and Dr. H. D. Rolleston, vol. vi., | Jefferies, with an introduction by E. Thomas; Science and Diseases of the Heart and Blood vessels, new edition. Religion in Contemporary Philosophy, Prof. E. Boutroux, Methuen and Co.--Air and Health, Dr. R. C. Macfie; The translated by J. Nield. Methuen and Co.-Science from Hygiene of School Life, Dr. R. H. Crowley. John an Easy Chair, Sir E. Ray Lankester, K.C.B., F.R.S., Murray.-The Life of Sir William Broadbent, Bart., illustrated; A Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt : K.C.V.O., F.R.S., edited by his daughter, with portraits. from Abydos to the Sudan Frontier : A. E. P. Weigall, Nisbet and Co., Ltd.-Cancer Clinically considered, J. illustrated. G. P. Putnam's Sons.-A Book of Precious Bland-Sutton, illustrated ; Some of the Common Affections Stones : the Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and

:

wanton

stance.

an Account of their Scientific, Commercial, Artistic and (as often happens in the minds of the young) other no less
Historical Aspects, J. Wodiska, illustrated. Rebman, humane but entirely unendowed departments of human
Ltd.-A new edition of Meteorology, Practical and Applied, knowledge have been laughed down and despised. Oppro-
Sir J. W. Moore. Swan Sonnenschein and Co., brious epithets, even, have been bestowed on the study
Lid.-A translation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind, of the natural sciences, while those modern linguistic
J. B. Baillie; Thought and Things: a Study of the achievements which opened the door to the treasures of
Development and Meaning of Thought, or Genetic Logic, French and German literature are still nothing accounted
Prof. J. M. Baldwin, 3 vols., vol. iii., Real Logic; The of in the great schools of England.
History of Philosophy, based on the work of Dr. J. E. But (more marvellous than all) even the scientific
Erdmann, translated and edited by Prof. W. S. Hough ; acquisition of and familiarity with the literature of the
Physiological Psychology, Prof. W. Wundt, a translation mother tongue have been entirely neglected, because no
of the fifth and wholly re-written German edition by Prof.

room could be found for it in a time-table, three-quarters E. B. Titchener, in 3 vols., vol. ii., illustrated. The of which is confined for the great mass of boy students University Tutorial Press, Ltd.—Hygiene for Training in the historic schools of England (whatever their tastes Colleges, Dr. R. A. Lyster. T. Fisher Unwin.-Psycho- and capabilities) to the exclusive study of the grammar, therapy, Dr. H. Münsterberg. Williams and Norgate.- literature, and composition in the languages of ancient Science, Matter and Immortality, R. C. Macfie.

Greece and Rome. And the particular methods pursued in this confined curriculum have rendered the course more

straitened still. The acquisition of the literatures of the THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION AT WINNIPEG. two dead languages and of the great thoughts buried with SECTION L.

them has given place to a meticulous study of the subtle

ties of scholarship, and students are taught to EDUCATIONAL SCIENCE.

in the abnormalities of the words and phrases in which OPENING ADDRESS BY THE Rev. H. B. GRAY, D.D., those literatures were enshrined, so that in the mind of

WARDEN OF BRADFIELD COLLEGE, BERKSHIRE, PRESIDENT the classical scholar the form has become, or at any rate OF THE SECTION.

became until quite lately, more important than the subThe Educational Factors of Imperialism.

Nor is this all. Those who cannot find any stomach for AMONG all civilised races and in all epochs of the such drenching doses of mediæval learning are actually world's history there has existed an inveterate belief that driven away prematurely as lost souls from those moss. the particular age in which men live is fundamentally grown seats of learning, which we acclaim as the great distinct from those that have preceded it.

public schools of England; and, with moral characters Even in the most stagnant periods the illusion has pre- only half-fledged, have either been condemned to ihe limbo vailed that the present day is a period of Aux and move- of private tuition or sent as submerged tenths" to find, ment more or less organic, and as such either to be or lose, their fortunes in the great dependencies and welcomed or to be deplored.

dominions of the Empire like that in which I am speaking Notoriously difficult, however, as it is to gauge the to-day. There has been no serious attempt made until temper of an age while we live in its midst, yet the the twentieth century by the leaders of our best-known phenomena in England at the beginning of the twentieth places of secondary education to discover the bents and century seem so unmistakably marked that even a super- aptitudes of the boys committed to their charge and to ficial thinker can hardly fail to recognise the spheres in give them any educational chance if they have not which the symptoms of change and unrest are clearly possessed that particular kind of perception which could operating. They are surely in these two-the sphere of find its way through the subtleties of a Euripides or a education and the sphere of Imperial sentiment.

Horace. Boys have been entirely denied the opportunity It may not appear inapposite, therefore, if, meeting as of showing their mental powers in any other sphere of we do in this city of phenomenal growth and infinite learning. How many unsung Hampdens or mute, inenterprise, our thoughts were to be directed in my in- glorious Miltons of mechanical genius have been lost to augural address on the science of education towards dis- the world by the non-elastic systems prevailing (even now) covering what may be either called the Imperial factors in our best-known cducational institutions, is a tremend. in education, or conversely, and perhaps more properly, ous responsibility for conscientious trainers of the young the educational factors in Imperialism.

to contemplate and atone for. It may be perhaps safely said in this great Dominion In how many, or rather how few, places of learning in what might possibly be disputed in the academic groves England, at the present time, can the establishment of of our ancient English universities, that there was scientifically equipped carpentering and engineering shops width of educational outlook within our own little island be found in which a young mind which finds it impossible until the last thirty years of the nineteenth century.

to digest the crude morsels of Latin and Greek grammar The only strongholds of learning which presumed to can find resource and development? In how few schools give the lead to English secondary education were to be lias the connection between mind and hand and eve been found on the banks of the Isis and the Cam. In these scientifically trained ? Such establishments, even in the antique, I hesitate to say antiquated, fastnesses, the first decade of the twentieth century, can be counted on

grand old fortifying classical curriculum " was, until the fingers of one hand. lately, regarded as the main, if not the only, highroad to And yet, in spite of it all, the surprising fact remains educational salvation. They preserved, indeed they pre- -a fact which spcaks volumes for the innate vigour and serve to this day, almost the same entrance bars against originality of the English race—that, out of the stream admission to their thresholds as existed in pre-Reforma- of young men which flows out annually from our public tion days. And, conformably with the pursuit of these schools and colleges, so many accommodate themselves ideal studies, the vast mass of their emoluments were, as happily as they do to the startlingly new conditions and still are, appropriated to the pursuit of the ancient which confront them when they pass over the seas and models of education.

swell the tide of population in great centres of industry The result of this monopoly on the lower rungs of the and enterprise such as that in which we stand to-dav. educational ladder has been obvious, and, to a scientific Their educational vision, however, has had such a narrow thinker, lamentable. The curricula of the public secondary and limited horizon that no wonder a large proportion schools have been narrowed, or rather have never been are not very adaptable to the practical life of the prairie widened coincidently with the development of new spheres and the forest, or even of the counting-house and the of knowledge and enterprise. The students in those office stool. Ain I, or am I not, correct in hazarding institutions have been dominated from above, for just as the conjecture that many specimens of this really fine

where the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered English breed from the old country come to you here in together," so where the emoluments have been, thither do this Dominion without an elementary knowledge of the the cleverest students concentrate their intellectual forces.

1 It should he noted in the forefront of this address that the expression The ambition of the ablest boys has been inevitably and public schools" is rised throughout in its English (not in its more proper exclusively concentrated on a single line of study, and and American) sense-i.e., as the educational centres of the upper classes

no

[ocr errors]

or

to cover.

laws of the world in which they live, full of antiquated in the schools of his country, that the pupil emerges comprejudice and tradition, derived principally from the pletely equipped for the use of persuasive and oratorical straitened area of their island-home experience, so that language wherein to express his thoughts and wherewith not seldom they put their hand to the plough (either to gain his ends. literally metaphorically) and look back, becoming In connection with this, may I add that it was indeed wastrels instead of forceful citizens in this ever-widening a happy augury that, at the eve of the meeting of the Empire? “No English need apply " has been, if I mis- British Association in this great Dominion, there should take not, written as a memorandum inside the breast of have been a gathering of delegates of the Imperial Press more than one leader of industry in this great continent, in the centre of our small island home? Little they and small wonder is it when the cramping character of know of England who only England know.” The phenothe ultra-mediæval training which our young men have menal, or rather abysmal, ignorance of the geography received at some of our historical public secondary schools and of the vastness of the productive power of the British in England is taken into account.

Empire which exists among the upper and middle classes What remedy (you may ask) have I to propose ? My in England would be ludicrous if it were not so deplorable. answer is this: I want to force upon the attention of The loyalty and devotion of the Colonies, right unto the English educationists certain Imperial factors which utmost corners of the earth, admit of no dispute. It is should occupy an indispensable place in the educational observable on every hand and in every national crisis. curricula of the great schools in the Mother Country. The doubt is of the loyalty of the centre of the Empire

I would give a prominent place to the scientific teach- towards its extremities, through the crass ignorance which ing of geography, and particularly to historical geography, exists as to the geographical and political meaning of that with special reference, of course, to the origin, growth, Empire. I would annihilate that ignorance, as aforesaid, and progress of the British Empire. Such a volume as by putting political, historical, and physical geography in the Sketch of a Historical Geography," by Keith the forefront of our educational system ; by lectures from Johnston, should be placed in the hands of every boy, and your able men in Canada, or Australia, and South Africa, be known by him from cover

It can hardly vivified by lantern-slides, and encouraged and endowed by be realised that in many of our great classical schools the Mother Country. I would bring all visible means of to this day not more than one, or at most two, hours a presentment to bear on the education of childhood, boyweek are devoted to this subject, and that it is often hood, and youth in the Motherland. not taught at all beyond the middle classes in a school. Let me touch on one further educational factor of

Again, I would enforce an elementary knowledge of Imperialism. The sentiment of patriotism, unlike that of science on every boy who passes through the stage of charity, is not equally capable of indefinite intension and secondary education.

extension. The peculiar system of education which finds I am aware that many hard things have been said vogue in England in most of our greatest institutions-, about the teaching of science in secondary education. A the institutions from which are drawn the future leaders learned professor, who is the president of another section of the nation-is, as everyone knows, the barrack system, of the association, has passed his opinion that, as taught otherwise called the boarding system. It is not the time in our schools, it has proved of little practical or educa- or place here to enlarge on the obvious advantages of tional value. But because the methods employed have that system, its unique characteristics, its power of mouldbeen halting, insufficient, and unscientific, it by no means ing character and developing enterprise. But it has its follows that it should be left out of the category of school cramping and confining side—it has a tendency to localise subjects. On the contrary, it appears astounding that patriotism, to narrow a young man's mental horizon, and two-thirds of the public-school boys of England should

to ignore whatever lies outside its immediate survey. grow to man's estate without even an elementary know- Hence the abnormal and gladiatorial devotion to games ledge of the laws of the world in which they live.

and comparatively selfish amusements, which absorb, and, Lord Avebury, in his presidential address at the Inter- in my opinion, not seldom paralyse and stifle wider, more national Moral Education meeting held in London last generous,

enlightened-in fine,

Imperial autumn, told his audience an amusing story of how, instincts. However much in the field of sports the inwalking back one beautiful summer night from the House dividual youth may subordinate his own self-regarding of Commons arm-in-arm with a leading luminary on the impulses to the welfare of the tiny community for which Government benches, his companion, who had been at he is exercising his energies, his horizon is not wide Eton and Oxford, gazing at the great luminary in the enough to bid him rise to a sentiment of self-sacrifice and heavens, pensively observed : “ į wonder, my

dear self-abandonment on behalf of a greater and more abstract Lubbock, whether we shall ever know why the moon ideal-love of Fatherland and loyalty to Empire. changes her shape once a week at least?'

But it is a welcome thing to be able to point to a To one who aspires to seek his fortune in the wide larger sentiment lately awakened in this direction. There and half-unexplored continents of Greater Britain the value is no doubt that the patriotic spirit in our schools and of the knowledge of chemistry, geologv. botany, and colleges has, from whatever cause, received great arboriculture

ardly be overestimated. And yet impetus in the last two years, and that the general prinmany present here could bear critical witness to the fact ciples of an intelligent defence of our shores from foreign that a large proportion of young men go out to the aggression have been taught and construed into terms North-West totally unequipped, after their public school of scientific training and co-operative action with a rapidity training, with even the most elementary knowledge of equally surprising and welcome to those who, a few years those departments of science to which I have alluded. ago, looked with something more than apprehension on No wonder, again, “No English need apply.” Every the supineness of the youth of England in all patriotic vouth we export to vou ought educationally to bear this regards. label on his back : Every seed tested before being sent

" The flannelled fool and muddied oaf," out.

though they have not yet received their quietus, have But above and beyond all there should be brought into been less rampant lately in our educational institutions, the foreground a co-ordinated study of English language and something like an Imperial instinct, born of increasand English literature. · Nothing impressed me

ing knowledge both of the glory and dangers of our vast my visit to the United States in 1903 one of the Empire, has, at least in the more cultured classes, taken Mosely Commission than to observe how greatly the the place of apathy, disregard, and ignorance. In hours cultivated classes in the Federation outstripped formerly lavished to an abnormal extent on trivial amuseisland-bred people in the facility and power with which ments, and even in hours hitherto devoted to they manipulated the English tongue. Awkwardness, academically intellectual training, we find young men in poverty_of expression, and stammering utterance mark our schools and colleges now with arms in their hands, many Englishmen of high academic distinction. But the shooting, signalling, scouting, and studying scientifically American who, on account of the incessant tide of the art of defensive warfare. This, at least, is “a beam immigration, has to assimilate the congeries of all the in darkness, of which we pray that it may grow.nations of the earth in the shortest possible space of Time and vour patience will not allow me to touch on time, has so co-ordinated the study of his ancestral tongue more than the fringe of the great educational problems

more

more

a

can

more

in

as

our

more

« PreviousContinue »