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THE POPULAR SCIENCE REVIEW. No. XII., for July, 1864, Price 2s. 6d., contains: Aniline Dyes, by T. L. Phijwon, Ph. D.,with Illustrations on Silk; the Theory of Manures, by Baron Liebig ; Old Red Sandstone Fishes, by E. Ray Lankester, with illustration; Oysters and Oyster Culture, by H. Lawson, M.D, Illustrated; Pneumatic Despatch, by S.J. Mackie, with explanatory illustration; Thermometry, by G. F. Chambers; Microscopic Fnngi, by M. C. Cooke, with coloured illustrations; Radiation of Heat, by Professor Debus. F.R.S.; Reviews of Books; Summary of Progress of various Sciences, with a Plate illustrative of Structure of Nerve*.

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THE PEEPAKATION AND MOUNTING OF MICEOSCOPIO OBJECTS. By Thomas Davies.

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METAMORPHOSES OF MAN AND THE LOWEK ANIMALS. Describing the changes which Mammals, Batnichians, Insect*, Myrlaporis. Crustacea, Annelids, find Zoophytes undergo whilst in the egg; »'*o 'he series of Metamorphoses which these beings are subject to in after-life. Alternate Oenenition, Parthenogenesis and General Reproduction treated in extent*. With Notes, giving nfcrcuceg to the work* of Natumlists who have written upon the suljecf. lly A. de Qcatrefaoes, Membre de I'lnstitut (Academic des Sciences), Prot'esseur uu Minium d'Histoire Nalurelle. Translated by HENRY Lawson, M.B., Professor of Physiology in Queen's College, Birmingham.'

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XLIV.—Geological Text-books.

(1.) The Philosophy Of Geology: A Brief Beview of the Aim, Scope, and Character of Geological Enquiry. By David Page, F.E.S.E., &c. Edinburgh and London. 1863. 8vo. 160 pp.

(2.) The Gbeat Stone Book Op Natube. By D. T. Ansted, M.A., &c. London. 1863. 8vo. 310 pp.

(3.) Manual Op Geology : treating of the Principles of the Science, with special reference to American Geological History; for the me of Colleges, Academies, and School of Science. By James D. Dana, M.A., &c. Philadelphia. 1863. 8vo. 798 pp.

(4.) The School Manual Of Geology. By J. Beete Jukes, M.A., Ac. Edinburgh, 1863. 8vo. 362 pp.

(5.) A Guide To Geology. By John Phillips, M.A., &c. Fifth Edition. London, 1864. 8vo. 314 pp.

(6.) Bemabks Upon The Present Conditions Of Geological Science. By George E. Boberts. London, 1864. 8vo. 30 pp.

The Astronomer has long been collecting and comparing facts relative to the shape, size, weight, and motion of our globe. The known characters and properties of the Earth as a planet fall in with general astronomical facts, and a well-knit system of knowledge, and a science, cognizant of the past and present, looking into the future, and practically useful, is the result. Do we possess, or can we get such information about the materials of the Earth, their nature and arrangement, as will serve for the basis of as complete a Bcience as Astronomy? Can we group the observed facts as to their mutual relationships, and reduce them to rules, so that they will indicate their order of occurrence and their causes? Can we discern a system of cause and effect, the past operations of which we can recognize with clearness, whilst we know how it operates at present, N.H.R.—1864. Y

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