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A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine

Doyen Honoraire de la Faculte de Medecine


"Professor Thurston almost exhausts his subject; details of mechanism are followed by interesting biographies of the more important inventors. If, as is contended, the steam-engine is the most important physical agent in civilizing the world, its history is a desideratum, and the readers of the present work will agree that it could have a no more amusing and intelligent historian than our author."--_Boston Gazette._

=STUDIES IN SPECTRUM ANALYSIS.= By J. NORMAN LOCKYER, F. R. S., Correspondent of the Institute of France, etc. With 60 Illustrations. 12mo, cloth, $2.50.

"The study of spectrum analysis is one fraught with a peculiar fascination, and some of the author's experiments are exceedingly picturesque in their results. They are so lucidly described, too, that the reader keeps on, from page to page, never flagging in interest in the matter before him, nor putting down the book until the last page is reached."--_New York Evening Express._

=GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY OF MUSCLES AND NERVES.= By Dr. I. ROSENTHAL, Professor of Physiology at the University of Erlangen. With seventy-five Woodcuts. ("International Scientific Series.") 12mo, cloth, $1.50.

"The attempt at a connected account of the general physiology of muscles and nerves is, as far as I know, the first of its kind. The general data for this branch of science

have been gained only within the past thirty years."--_Extract from Preface._

=SIGHT=: An Exposition of the Principles of Monocular and Binocular Vision By JOSEPH LE CONTE, LL. D., author of "Elements of Geology"; "Religion and Science"; and Professor of Geology and Natural History in the University of California. With numerous Illustrations. 12mo, cloth, $1.50.

"It is pleasant to find an American book which can rank with the very best of foreign works on this subject. Professor Le Conte has long been known as an original investigator in this department; all that he gives us is treated with a master-hand."--_The Nation._

=ANIMAL LIFE=, as affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence. By KARL SEMPER, Professor of the University of Wuerzburg. With 2 Maps and 106 Woodcuts, and Index. 12mo, cloth, $2.00.

"This is in many respects one of the most interesting contributions to zooelogical literature which has appeared for some time."--_Nature._

=THE ATOMIC THEORY.= By AD. WURTZ, Membre de l'Institut; Doyen Honoraire de la Faculte de Medecine; Professeur a la Faculte des Sciences de Paris. Translated by E. CLEMINSHAW, M. A., F. C. S., F. I. C., Assistant Master at Sherborne School. 12mo, cloth, $1.50.

"There was need for a book like this, which discusses the atomic theory both in its historic evolution and in its present form. And perhaps no man of this age could have been selected so able to perform the task in a masterly way as the illustrious French chemist, Adolph Wurtz. It is impossible to convey to the reader, in a notice like this, any adequate idea of the scope, lucid instructiveness, and scientific interest of Professor Wurtz's book. The modern problems of chemistry, which are commonly so obscure from imperfect exposition, are here made wonderfully clear and attractive."--_The Popular Science Monthly._


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