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DARWINISM STATED BY DARWIN HIMSELF: Char.
acteristic Passages from the Writings of Charles Darwin. Selected and arranged by Professor Nathan SHEPPARD, 12mo, cloth, 360
“A compact and clear statement of the doctrines collectively known as Dar. winism. By consulting this single volume it is now possible to know exactly what Darwin taught without sifting the contents of a dozen books. Mr. Nathan Sheppara has edited the work with good judgment.”- New York Journal of Commerce.
“Mr. Sheppard must be credited with exemplifying the spirit of impartial truth-seeking which inspired Darwin himself. From these condensed results of the hard labor of selection, excision, and arrangement applied to more than a dozen volumes, it is impossible to draw any inference respecting the philosophical opinions of the compiler. With the exception of a brief preface there is not a word of comment, nor is there the saintest indication of an attempt to infuse into Darwin's text a meaning not patent there, by unwarranted sub-titles or headfines, by shrewd omission, anfair empbasis, or artful collocation. Mr. Sheppard has nowhere swerved from his purpose of showing in a clear, connected, and very compendious form, pot what Darwin may have meant or has been charged with nieauing, but wbat he actually said."-The Sun. MENTAL EVOLUTION IN ANIMALS. By GEORGE J. ROMANES,
author of Animal Intelligence.” With a Posthumous Essay on
Instinct, by CHARLES DARWIN. 12mo, cloth, $2.00. “Mr. Romanes has followed up his careful enumeration of the facts of 'Animal Intelligence,' contributed to the International Scientific Series,' with a work dealing with the successive stages at which the various mental phenomena appear in the scale of life. The present installment displays the same evidence of indus. try in collecting facts and caution in co-ordinating them by theory as the former." - The Athenæum.
" The author confines himself to the psychology of the subject. Not only are his own views Darwinian, but he has incorporated in his work considerable cilations from Darwin's unpublished manuscripts, and he has appended a posthumous essay on Instinct by Mr. l'arwin.”- Boston Journal.
“A curious but richly suggestive volume."'- New York Herald. PRACTICAL ESSAYS. By ALEXANDER Bain, LL. D., author of
“Mind and Body,” “Education as a Science,” etc. 12mo, cloth, $1.50. “The present volume is in part a reprint of articles contributed to reviews. The principal bond of onion among them is their practical character.
That there is a certain amount of novelty in the various suggestions here embodied, will be admitted on the most cursory perusal."-From the Preface. THE ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND
HYGIENE. By Roger S. Tracy, M. D., Health Inspector of the New York Board of Health ; author of “ Hand-Book of Sanitary Information for Householders,” etc. (Forming a volume of Appletons'
Science Text-Books.) 12mo, cloth, $1.25. “Dr. Tracy states in his preface that his aim has been to compress within the narrowest space such a clear and intelligible account of the structures, activilies, and care of the human system as is essential for the purposes of general education.' And he has so far succeeded as to make his manual one of the most popularly interesting and useful text-books of its kind. . . . The book is excellently arranged, tbe illustrations are admirable."— Boston Daily Advertiser.
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A NATURALIST'S RAMBLES ABOUT HOME.
By Dr. CHARLES C. ABBOTT. 12mo, cloth, $1.50. “ The home about which the doctor rambles is clearly the haunt of fowl and fish, of animal and insect life; and it is of the habits and nature of these that he discourses pleasantly in this book. Summer and winter, morning and evening, he has been in the open air all the time on the alert for some new revelation of instinct, or feeling, or character on the part of his neighbor creatures. Most that be sees and hears he reports agreeably to us, as it was no doubt deligbtful to bimself. Books like this, which are free from all the technicalities of science, but yet lack little that has scientitic value. are well suited
to the reading of the young. Their atmosphere is a healthy one for boys in particular to breathe. It awakeus a noble sympathy for what is below us. It helps to overcome a natural timidity, often increased by ignorance, which detracts much from the enjoyment many would have in out-of-door recreation. Ever since the days of Izaak Walion, books like his and The Natural History of Selborne' have been popular; but there was never before a time when they found so many intelligent readers as they do at present."— Boston Transcript. HAND-BOOK OF TREE-PLANTING ; OR, Why to Plant,
Where to Plant, What to Plant, How to Plant. By NATHANIEL H.
Washington. 16mo, cloth, 75 cents. “Mr. Egleston's little book ought to be read by every one-hy legislators considering the subject as a matter for statute law; by the farmer, by the manu. facturer, by the frontiersman, and by the ordinary citizen--for the interest of all is affected by the interest of each."--Hartford Evening Post.
“ The work especially aims to meet the wants of land-owners in those portions of country largely destitute of forests, by furnishing the very best information regarding the planting and culture of trees. The author does not discuss the merits of the various ornamental trees, but treats particularly of those classes which have a recognized value that commends them to the attention of any who may wish to plant for use and profit. But since the laws of growth and the conditions of success in planting are the same, whether one plants for use or for ornament, this manual will be found a useful guide and helper to amateurs, and to every one who is interested in tree-culture.' - Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati). FLOWERS AND THEIR PEDIGREES. By GRANT ALLEN,
author of “ Vignettes of Nature," etc. Illustrated. 12mo, cloth, $1.50. No writer treats scientific subjects with go much ease and charm of style as Mr. Grant Allen. His sketches in the magazines have well been called fascinating, and the present volume, being a collection of various papers, will fully sustain his reputation as an eminently entertaining and suggestive writer.
"Flowers and their Pedigrees,' by Grant Allen, with many illustrations, is not merely a description of British wild flowers, but a discussion of why they are, what they are, and how they come to be so; in other words, a scientific ftudy of the migration and transformation of plants, illustrated by the daisy, the strawberry, the cleavers, wheat, the mountain tulip, the cuckoo-pint, and a few others. The study is a delightful one, and the book is fascinating to any one who has either love for flowers or curiosity about them.”—Hartford Courant.
" • Flowers and their Pedigrees' is a series of charming essays, by Grant Allen, a well-known English writer, on the daisy, the strawberry, the mountain tulip, the origin of wheat, etc. Though specially adapted to the latitude of England, they will not be less interesting in this country." —New York Observer.
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BRAIN EXHAUSTION, with some Preliminary Considerations on
Cerebral Dynamics. By J. LEONARD CORNING, M. D., formerly Resident Physician to the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane.
Crown 8vo, cloth, $2.00. "The author begins by laying a broad foundation for his deductions in considering the law of the convertibility of forces to the dynamics of the brain. This parallelism between inanimate physics and cerebral action is closely followed by our autuor, and with excellent results. Dr. Corning proceeds to classify his facts, which appear to be drawn from wide experience and study, and to marshal them with the skill of a trained scientist. He first considers the various existing causes which conduce to brain exhaustion in the physical sense, such as alcohol-drink. ing, tobacco, excessive sexualism, irregular hours, etc. ; in the mental sense, overwork, whether in study and business, fret and worry, false educational methods, etc. He concludes with a summary of the principles of brain hygienics, and indicates very clearly how brain exhaustion may be remedied before the final and inevitable result comes. In these latter chapters the author discusses the relation or blood to muscle and brain, the relation of food to mental phenomena, rest, special medication, etc. The book is admirably written. The style is simple, airect, lucid, with as much avoidance as possible of technical terms and purely professional logic. It is a timely work, which every thinking man can read with interest without being a physician. Brain-workers everywhere can study this able digest with both profit and pleasure.”—Eclectic Magazine.
OUTLINES OF PSYCHOLOGY, with Special Reference to the
Theory of Education. A Text-Book for Colleges. By JAMES SULLY,
Cambridge, etc., etc. Crown 8vo, cloth, $3.00. "A book that has been long wanted by all who are engaged in the business of teaching and desire to master its principles. In the first place, it is an elaborate treatise
on the human mind, of independent merit as representing the latest and best work of all schools of peychological inquiry. But of equal importance, and what will be prized as a new and most desirable feature of a work on mental science, is the educational applications that are made throughout in separate text and type, so that, with the explication of mental phenomena, there comes at once the application to the art of education."
BODY AND WILL: being an Essay concerning Will in its Meta
physical, Physiological, and Pathological Aspects. By HENRY
MAUDSLEY, M. D. 8vo, cloth, $2.50. “Dr. Maudslev's powers of logic have never been more keenly exercised than in • Rody and Will,' his latest volume. He takes the ultra-materialistic view of the human mind, and regards will as the result of definite material causes, so that, were synthetical science a little further advanced, it would be possible, having given physical conditions, to declare the inevitable result. The skill and erudition displayed in Body and Will' are only equaled by the keenness of its criticisms upon what, from the writer's point of view, are empirical dogmas. No fairer or more able exposition on the latest scientitic teaching upon the subject of man as a free agent is to be found than in this volume."-Boston Courier.
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ROSCOE'S CHEMISTRY- Part II of Volume III.
LEMMER, F. R. S., Professors of Chemistry in the Victoria Univer-
pages. Cloth, $5.00. *** The previous volumes are : Inorganic Chemistry. Vols. I and II. Vol. I. Nox-METALLIC ELE
MENTS. 8vo. $5.00; Vol. II. Part I. METALS. Svo. $3.00;
Vol. II. Part II. METALS. 8vo. $3.00.
CARBONS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES, OR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 8vo.
$5.00. “ It is difficult to praise too highly the selection of materials and their arrange. ment, or the wealth of illustrations which explain and adorn the text."- London Academy.
ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY. By Professor F. W. CLARKE,
Chemist of the United States Geological Survey. (Appletons' Science
The author in this text-book presents the difficulties of chemical science to elementary students progressively, and has so arranged the helps in the text and notes that those who have to study without a teacher can readily make certain progress. To those who study the science as a part of their general education, and apply it merely to the every-day applications of life, this book will be found amply complete. To such as seek an advanced course of technical chemical training, this work will serve as a sound, scientific basis for higher study. The experiments cited are simple, and can be readily performed by the student himself with apparatus and materials easily secured. The questions and exercises at the end of the book are not exhaustive, but suggestive and stimulating to further investigation. The book is divided into two parts. Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. An appendix gives a comparative table of English and metric tables, etc."> Boston Journal of Education.
TEXT-BOOK OF SYSTEMATIC MINERALOGY. By
HILLARY BAUERMAN, F. G. S., Associate of the Royal School of Mines.
16mo, cloth, $2.25. TEXT-BOOK OF DESCRIPTIVE MINERALOGY. By
IIILLARY BAUERMAN, F. G. S., Associate of the Royal School of Mines 16mo, cloth, $2.25.
New York: D. APPLETON & CO., 1, 3, & 5 Bond Street.