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BY JAMES D. DANA, LL.D.
Late Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in Yale University

DANA'S GEOLOGICAL STORY BRIEFLY TOLD

$1.15 A new and revised edition of this popular text-book for beginners in the study, and for the general reader. The book has been entirely rewritten, and improved by the addition of many new illustrations and interesting descriptions of the latest phases and discoveries of the science. In contents and dress it is an attractive volume and well suited for young students.

DANA'S REVISED TEXT-BOOK OF GEOLOGY

$1.40 Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Edited by WILLIAM North Rice, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of Geology in Wesleyan University. This is the standard text-book in geology for high school and elementary college work. While the general and distinctive features of the original work have been preserved, the book has been thoroughly revised, enlarged, and improved.

DANA'S MANUAL OF GEOLOGY

$5.00 Fourth Revised Edition. This great work is a complete thesaurus of the principles, methods, and details of the science of geology in its varied branches, including the formation and metamorphism of rocks, physiography, orogeny, and epeirogeny, biologic evolution, and paleontology. It is not only a text-book for the college student but a handbook for the professional geologist. This last revision was performed almost exclusively by Dr. Dana himself, and may justly be regarded as the crowning work of a long and useful life.

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BY DAVID P. TODD, M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Observatory, Amherst College

Cloth, 12mo, 480 pages. Illustrated. Price $1.30

This book is designed for classes pursuing the study of Astronomy in High Schools, Academies, and Colleges. The author's long experience as a director in astronomical observatories and in teaching the subject has given him unusual qualifications and advantages for preparing an ideal text-book.

The noteworthy feature which distinguishes this from other text-books on Astronomy is the practical way in which the subjects treated are reënforced by laboratory experiments and methods. In this the author follows the principle that Astronomy is preëminently a science of observation and should be so taught.

By placing more importance on the physical than on the mathematical facts of Astronomy the author has made every page of the book deeply interesting to the student and the general reader. The treatment of the planets and other heavenly bodies and of the law of universal gravitation is unusually full, clear, and illuminative. The marvelous discoveries of Astronomy in recent years, and the latest advances in methods of teaching the science, are all represented.

The illustrations are an important feature of the book. Many of them are so ingeniously devised that they explain at a glance what pages of mere description could not make clear.

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FOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES

BY MARGARETTA BURNET
Teacher of Zoölogy, Woodward High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cloth, 12mo, 216 pages. Illustrated

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This new text-book on Zoology is intended for classes in High Schools, Academies, and other Secondary Schools. While sufficiently elementary for beginners in the study it is full and comprehensive enough for students pursuing a regular course in the Natural Sciences. It has been prepared by a practical teacher, and is the direct result of schoolroom experience, field observation, and laboratory practice.

The design of the book is to give a good general knowledge of the subject of Zoology, to cultivate an interest in nature study, and to encourage the pupil to observe and to compare for himself, and then to arrange and classify his knowledge. Only typical or principal forms are described, and in their description only such technical terms are used as are necessary, and these are carefully defined.

Each subject is fully illustrated, the illustrations being selected and arranged to aid the pupil in understanding the structure of each form.

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A Manual for the Identification of Species East of

the Rocky Mountains

BY AUSTIN C. APGAR
Author of " Trees of the Northern United States," etc.

Cloth, 12mo, 415 pages. Illustrated .

$2.00

The object of this book is to encourage the study of Birds by making it a pleasant and easy task. The treatment, while thoroughly scientific and accurate, is interesting and popular in form, and attractive to the reader or student. It covers the following divisions and subjects: PART I. A general description Birds and an explana

tion of the technical terms used by ornithologists. Part II. Classification and description of each species,

with Key. Part III. The study of Birds in the field, with Key for

their identification. PART IV. Preparation of Bird specimens.

The descriptions of the several species have been prepared with great care and present several advantages over those in other books. They are short and so plainly expressed that they may be recalled readily while looking at the bird. The book is copiously embellished with illustrations drawn especially for this work.

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