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A NEW VOLUME OF PRACTICAL VALUE TO EVERY TEACHER By Sir JOHN ADAMS, M.A., B.Sc., LL.D.
Sometime University Professor of Education in the University of London
ERRORS IN SCHOOL
Beginning with the aesthetic side represented by the familiar "howler," the author gets at the underlying forces that cause errors in school, and, taking the attitude towards error that the doctor takes towards disease, expounds the preventive as well as the curative aspects of error-treatment. While giving full attention to the philosophical aspect the book has a strong appeal on the practical side.
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A book of delightful stories for telling to children of six to ten years of age, with notes for the teacher. A book that will interest and charm both teachers and pupils. "More than ordinarily good . . . simply and pleasantly told."-Times Educational Supplement.
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The Apocrypha: Its Story and Messages. By Dr. S. H. Mellone. (2s. 6d. net. The Lindsey Press.)
This book, which bears a deservedly commendatory note by one of our most distinguished Biblical scholars, provides an excellent introduction to the Apocrypha. It takes the form of an interesting exposition, interspersed with happily chosen illustrative passages. It is written for the general reader, and among such readers we may count the school teacher who, without pretending to the knowledge of a specialist, gladly accepts the duty of giving Bible lessons. To them we commend the book unreservedly, and especially to those of them who have an uneasy sense that after all something must have happened between Malachi and Matthew."
The Believing World: a Simple Account of the Great Religions of Mankind. By L. BROWNE. (7s. 6d. net. Benn.) We think we can promise any one interested in religion as a world phenomenon that if he begins reading this book he will read it to the end. There are, of course, many elementary histories of religion, but we know of none so captivating in its style as this. "How it all began" among primitive men, and what happened later among Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; in India, China, Persia, and Europe-these things are told with a liveness and simplicity and force which will, we think, attract many to the subject who never felt the attraction before. The author has had the advice and assistance of several distinguished experts, so that the reader may feel sure that he has a guide who is safe as well as pleasant. Martin Luther. By ESTELLE ROSS. (2s. Harrap.)
This readable volume forms one of the Heroes of all time " series. It gives a popular survey of Luther's life in twenty short chapters. Teachers will find it distinctly useful. The book is well illustrated and also remarkably cheap.
An Uphill Road in India. By M. L. CHRISTLIEB. (бs. net. Allen & Unwin.)
This little volume contains a vivid picture of the actual conditions of everyday life in a remote part of India, as reflected in a series of letters written by the author to a friend. They reveal with startling distinctness the difficulties that beset any effort to raise the social standards of life in that far-eastern country. This is particularly illustrated in educational work, in which the author was largely engaged. The book is full of local colour.
The Original Jerusalem Gospel: Being Essays on the Document Q. By J. M. C. CRUM. (9s. net. Constable.)
Mr. Crum has written a stimulating and useful book. In an attractive and readable form he expounds the critical view of the Q Document of the Gospels, and brings out very forcibly the background of the document as well as its implications. Not the least valuable part of the book is the hypothetical reconstruction in the words of the Gospels. We cordially commend this volume to the attention of teachers and students. The Legacy of Israel: Essays by Sir. G. S. SMITH, E BEVAN, F. C. BURKITT, R. T. HERFORD, A. GUILLAUME, C. and DOROTHEA SINGER, Rev. CANON Box, W. B. Selbie, N. ISAACS, L. ROTH, A. MEILLET, L. MAGNUS, C. G. MONTEFIORE. Planned by the late I. ABRAHAMS, and Edited by E. R. BEVAN and C. SINGER. (10s. net. Clarendon Press.)
Those of our readers who have looked into The Legacy of Greece and The Legacy of Rome will gather a general impression by being informed that the present volume is designed as a companion to those predecessors. But with a certain difference. The contributors to this volume who confess one form or another of the Christian faith regard the religion of Israel as a preparation for that which was to come. To them Israel means, what Greece and Rome mean in the titles we have quoted, something which has passed away and left a "legacy " behind. The Jewish contributors naturally take a different view. As Dr. Montefiore says in his Epilogue: Israel has not passed away. Israel has not died. Israel lives." All the more impressive is the sight of this band of scholars uniting in an effort to show what modern civilization owes to Israel. The mere recital of the names of the contributors inspires confidence. Sir George Adam Smith considers "the Hebrew genius as exhibited in the Old Testament," and other writers take for their themes the relation of Judaism to Hellenism, to Christianity and to Islam; and the Jewish factor in successive periods of European history. The Master of Balliol contributes a prologue, and as we have seen, Dr. Montefiore an Epilogue. The value of the book is much enhanced by its wealth of illustration. It is scarcely too much to describe the book as a literary and an artistic feast.
Principles and Precepts. By Dr. H. RASHDALL. Selected and Edited by the Rev. Dr. H. D. A. MAJOR and F. L. CROSS. (6s. net. Blackwell.)
This book consists of a selection of hitherto unpublished addresses by the late Dean of Carlisle. When a man known as a great scholar, an inspiring teacher, and a noble and original personality, opens his mind candidly upon problems of everyday life, such as the uses of wealth, the justification of usury, and the ideas and responsibilities of property and of alms-giving, he is likely to get many listeners among thoughtful people; and we can promise the reader that he will not be disappointed. All the other subjects, or nearly all, are such as come home to men's business and bosoms in these days, and all are treated with characteristic breadth of view and catholicity of judgment. World Religion: The Church, The Creeds and Veracity. By G. F. STUTCHBURY. (3s. 6d. net. Watts.)
The author of this highly controversial brochure discusses various difficulties" in the formularies of the Church, and complains that the Church refuses to revise these and bring them into harmony with modern knowledge. His remedy would be a drastic revision of the formularies on modernist lines. The author's rationalism is of a rather crude and oldfashioned type. A little further and deeper study of modern philosophy would probably mitigate some of his rather arid dogmatism. The significance of the publication of such a work as Otto's The Idea of the Holy," and the remarkable religious movements which are at the present moment sweeping over Germany and Sweden, as well as our own country, seems to have escaped him.
Whatsoever Things are Lovely
Think on These Things: Twenty-four Devotional Studies for Use with Young People in Bible Classes, Church Fellowship, etc. By E. VERA PEMBERTON. (3s. 6d. net. Heffer.)
The author explains that "these studies were originally used with a class of thoughtful young people who had already made some progress in their spiritual lives." They are intended to be used in a study-circle, and are eminently fitted to be useful for that special purpose. The plan adopted is to take some extract from a suitable work, to illustrate this by further quotations, and to build up a theme on this basis. For example, lesson I is based on Psalm cxxxix., which is given in Moffatt's new translation; further illustration is given from "A book of prayers written for use in an Indian College." The key note is given as My God, how wonderful Thou art," and the aim to help the class to realize more fully the wonder of God's infinite wisdom, His all-pervading Presence, and His Eternal Purpose for Man." The studies, some twenty-four in number, range over a wide series of topics, dealing, among other things, with the problem of pain, the temple of God," spiritual vision, beauty under various aspects. An excellent classbook for study-circles.
The Book of Joshua in the Text of the Revised Version, with
World Religion: the Church, the Creeds, and Veracity.
Israel in World History. By the Rev. A. W. F. BLUNT. (2s. 6d. net. Oxford University Press.)
Messrs. T. Murby & Co. have to announce that, owing to the regretted death of Dr. Knapp, Vols. II and III of his work on the Old Testament will not be published. Although much work had been done upon the volumes, failing health prevented their completion, and no section of them had received the author's final revision.
A TOUR FOR ADVENTURERS.-A spendid opportunity is being offered to those interested in archaeology and geology by the National Union of Students, 3 Endsleigh Street, London, W.C. 1, who are organizing a tour in the Dordogne Valley early this month (September). Prof. Patrick Geddes has made it possible for a group of students to spend a week in the medieval town of Domme, and to visit the surrounding chateaux and country with M. Reclus then to have a week exploring the prehistoric caverns and shelters of Les Eyzies under the guidance of M Peyrony who discovered so many of the prehistoric paintings of mammoth, &c. Domme is an old walled town on a hill overhanging the Dordogne river and excursions will include boating on the underground river of Padirac.
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Readable School Biology. By O. H. LATTER. (2s. 6d. Bell.) We have long held that one of the drawbacks of the present day consequences of the examination system in secondary schools is that the broader aspects of science-summarized by the phrase science for all "-tend to be crowded out. Biology, the science of life, and therefore surely fundamental in its essence, is particularly hit by this disability. We are therefore all the more pleased to welcome Mr. Latter's contribution to Messrs. Bell's well-known Natural Science Series. Readable School Biology is interesting in style, non-technical in its phraseology, and stimulating in its effect. Mr. Latter has done a good work in thus affording to the non-specialist an opportunity, hitherto lacking, of filling in a gap in the true general education. How a Tree Grows. By Prof. W. SOMERVILLE. (10s. net. Oxford University Press.)
Lectures delivered to forestry students at Oxford are the framework of this interesting volume, whose title hardly suggests the whole of its contents. Plant physiology, of course, occupies considerable space; but scattered among the pages are many things concerning the care and treatment of trees-things that should be known and acted on by all who are fortunate enough to possess trees-while no less than forty-six pages are devoted to the identification of timbers by their microscopic characters. The book is useful for all students of botany, especially those intending to enter the Forestry Service; nor is it so technical as to affright the general reader.
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The rising generation may be envied in having in this excellent series Readers of To-day "the cream of works by many eminent authors at a very low price.
(1) The late Canon Tristram was an all-round and much travelled naturalist who contributed popular articles on natural history to "Good Words for the Young." Extracts from these are here published. They deal with bees, wasps, and other insects; spiders, silk, rooks, and beavers, and form a very pleasant and instructive volume. The author's travels enable him to enrich his accounts of our native species by frequent reference to the habits of their foreign kindred.
(2) This contains portions of Mr. Tomlinson's "The Sea and the Jungle" arranged so as to give a connected account of his voyage in 1909 from Swansea to Porto Velho, far up the Madeira river, a tributary of the Amazon, and of the tropical South American forest. The author's style is forcible, and his power of painting vivid word-pictures most striking. We can imagine many a young reader seizing paints and brushes to set out in actual colour the scenes here so graphically described. Episodes from Battles with Giant Fish. By F. A. M. HEDGES. (IS. 6d. Harrap.)
School libraries that cannot afford the half-guinea book from which these thrilling accounts are extracted, should certainly procure this cheap little book, and be prepared soon to replace the worn-out copy.
Evolution in Science and Religion. By R. A. MILLIKAN. (4s. 6d. net. New Haven: Yale University Press. London: Oxford University Press.)
This book consists of the three Terry lectures, upon Evolution in Science and Religion, delivered by Prof. Millikan, whose main thesis is that "if there is anything that is calculated to impart an attitude of humility and reverence in the face of nature, to keep one receptive of new truth and conscious of the limitations of our finite understanding, it is a bit of familiarity with the growth of modern physics." A thoughtful and stimulating book, particularly valuable to teachers, upon whom lies the heavy responsibility of inculcating a philosophy of science in youthful minds, rather than of merely imparting scientific facts. Science for Beginners. By J. A. COCHRANE. (2s. 6d. Arnold.) Mr. Cochrane's happy gift of rendering elementary science attractive without the sacrifice of accuracy or solidity is shown to great effect in the present book, which we can unreservedly recommend. A not inconsiderable experience has brought us into hearty agreement with the author's view that an introductory course in science, while not neglecting the quantitative aspect, should be mainly qualitative in character. Many a bright and intelligent child has had his taste for science irretrievably destroyed by early courses of weighing and measuring: teachers too often have forgotten that a delight in quantitative accuracy is, like Katisha, an acquired taste." We hope that Mr. Cochrane will write many more books if they are all as good as this.
Science Leading and Misleading. By A. LYNCH. (7s. 6d. net. Murray.)
Col. Lynch expresses his views upon science and scientists in a very outspoken way. One gathers that he sets out to be an iconoclast, but he is not very sure of his facts and his arguments are therefore not as cogent as they might be. The section on chemistry is particularly inaccurate, the author clearly having an extremely hazy idea of both chemistry and the history of chemistry. Still, the book is amusing if only for the insight it gives into the psychology of the writer.
A Treatise of Light. By Dr. R. A. HOUSTOUN. Fifth Edition. (12s. 6d. net. Longmans.)
In this edition, as compared with the last, only small changes have been introduced; the more important of these appear to be the addition of short paragraphs on Miller's ether drift experiment, cosmic radiation, and the Compton effect.
A Short History of Physics. By H. BUCKLEY. (7s. 6d. net. Methuen.)
This is an attempt to give in a simple and exact manner a historical account of the development of physical science from its earliest origins to the present day. In this task the author has succeeded undoubtedly, and has provided a most useful contribution to the literature dealing with the history of physics. The noticeably small number of works on the subject-and some of these published so many years ago-render it peculiarly desirable that a volume should be available which includes an outline of the profound advancement in the domain of physics during the past thirty years. Here the reader will find a brief survey of such matters as the quantum theory and relativity; it may be remarked, however, that the chapters on these subjects will be understood only by readers who have a fair knowledge of mathematics. A particularly attractive feature of the book is the number and extent of the verbatim quotations from the original memoirs of the foremost investigators.
The Polarimeter: A Lecture on the Theory and Practice of Polarimetry. By V. T. SAUNDERS. (IS. 6d. net. Hilger.) The polarimeter has become, in recent years, a most important instrument in numerous processes of industrial analysis; and this simple explanation of the instrument will be of much value both to those who are about to use it in laboratory practice, and to those who are only interested in it as an application of optical science. The description is perfectly clear, very readable, and
Text-Book of Biological Chemistry. By Prof. J. B. SUMNER. (158. net. New York: Macmillan.)
An interesting and clearly written book by the assistant professor of biological chemistry at Cornell University. The rapidly increasing importance of the subject has naturally attracted a large number of students, for whom this book is intended and to whom it will undoubtedly be of great value. An elementary knowledge of the principles of organic chemistry is assumed, but otherwise the author caters for beginners. The book is one which might well find a place on the shelves of the school science library; and it is remarkably free from typographical errors.
How Birds Live: a Brief Account of Bird Life in the Light of Modern Observation. By E. M. NICHOLSON. (3. 6d. net. Williams & Norgate.)
A book richer than this in subjects suitable for genuine research by schoolboys and members of field clubs would be hard to find. It contains, inter alia, critical discussions on Eliot Howard's territory" theory, the significance of song, courtship behaviour, and migration; and useful appendices giving data as to casualties, density of bird population, height and speed of flight, &c. A first-rate observer himself, the author points out frequently where further observations are required, and gives advice as to procedure.
My Town Garden. By Lady SETON. (бs. net. Nisbet.)
We cordially endorse the final sentence of Captain Stephen Gwynn's witty introduction to this delightful book: "I cannot easily imagine one more likely to be read with pleasure by any one who has a town garden, or more likely to infect any reader who has not with a craze for getting one."
The Timber Trade of the United Kingdom. By T. J. STOBART. In Two Volumes. I. Softwoods. II. Hardwoods. (5s. net each. Crosby Lockwood.)
Black's Elementary Science Note Books. Book I. Experiments to Illustrate Important Physical Measurements and Elementary Principles of Mechanics. By G. N. PINGRIFF. (Is. 6d. Black.)
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