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Peck's Ganot's Popular Physics.
From PROF. ALONZO COLLIN, Cornell College, Iowa.
From H. F. JOHNSON, President Madison College, Sharon, Mhe.
From PROF. EDWARD BROOKS, Pennsylvania State Normal School. So eminent are its merits, that it will be introduced as the text-book upor Live mentary physics in this institution.
From H. H. LOCKWOOD, Professor Natural Philosophy U. S. Nanal Academy. I am so pleased with it that I will probably add it to a course of lectures given to the midshipmen of this school on physics. From GEO. S. MACKIE, Professor Natural Distory University of Nashville, Tenn.
I have decided on the introduction of Peck's Ganot's Philosophy, as I am satis fied that it is the best book for the purposes of my pupils that I have seen. cons bining simplicity of explanation with elegance of illustration.
From W. S. MORAE, Superintendent Vevay Public Schools, Indiana. Having carefully examined a number of text-books on natural philosophy, I da not hesitate to express my decided opinion in favor of Peck's Ganot. The matter, style, and illustration eminently adapt the work to the popular wants. From REV. SAMUEL MOKINNEY, D.D., Pres't Austin College, Huntsville, Texas.
It gives me pleasure to commend it to teachers. I have taught some classes with it as our text, and must say, for simplicity of style and clearness of illustration, I have found nothing as yet published of equal value to the teacher and pupil.
Prom C. V. SPEAR, Principal Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass. I am mach pleased with its ample illustrations by plates, and its clearness and simplicity of statement. It covers the ground usually gone over by our higher classes, and contains many fresh illustrations from life or daily occurrencen und new applications of scientific principles to such.
From J. A BANFIELD, Superintendent Marshall Public Schools, Michigart I have used Peck's Ganot since 1863, and with increasing pleasure and salistas tion each term. I consider it superior to any other work on physics in its a lapla. tion to our high schools and academies. Its illustrations are superb- better than three times
their number of pages of fine print. From A. SCHUYLER, Prof. of Mathematics in Baldwin University, Berea, shio.
After a careful examination of Peck's Ganot's Natural Philosophy, and ar actua! test of its merits as a text-book, I can heartily recommend it as admirably adapted to meet the wants of the grade of students for which it is intended. Its diagrams and illustrations are unrivaled. We use it in the Baldwin University.
From D. C. VAN NORMAN, Principal Van Norman Institute, New York. The Natural Philosophy of M. Ganot, edited by Prof. Peck, is, in my opinion, the best work of its kind, for the use intended, ever published in this country, Whether regarded in relation to the
natural order of the topics, the precision and ciearness of its definitions, or the fullness and beauty of its illusirations, it is cer. hainly, I think, an advance.
For many similar testimonials, see current numbers of the bustrated Ed ucational Bulletin.
The above are widely known as the productions of one of the most eminent scientific men of America. The extreme simplicity in the method of presenting the science, while exhaustively treated, has excited universal commendation. Darby's Text-Book of Chemistry,
Purely a Chemistry, divesting the subject of matters comparatively foreign to it (such as heat, light, electricity, etc.), but usually allowed to engross too much attention in ordinary school-books. Gregory's Chemistry, (Organic and Inorganic, each)
The science exhaustively treated. For colleges and medical students. Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
A successful effort to reduce the study to the limits of a single term. (See page 34.) Steele's Chemical Apparatus, Adequate to the performance of all the important experiments.
BOTANY. Thinker's First Lessons in Botany,
For children. The technical terms are largely dispensed with in favor of an easy and familiar style adapted to the smallest learner. Wood's Object-Lessons in Botany, Wood's American Botanist and Florist, Wood's New Class-Book of Botany,
The standard text-books of the United States in this department. In style they are simple, popular, and lively; in arrangement, easy and natural; in description, graphic and strictly exact. The Tables for Analysis are reduced to a perfect system. More are annually sold than of all others combined. Wood's Descriptive Botany,
$1.25 A complete Flora of all Plants growing east of the Mississippi River. Wood's Illustrated Plant Record,
55 A simple form of Blanks for recording observations in the field. Wood's Botanical Apparatus,.
8.00 A portable Trunk, containing Drying Press, Knife, Trowel, Microscope, and Tweezers, and a copy of Wood's
Plant Record--the Collector's complete outfit. Willis's Flora of New Jersey,
1.50 The most useful book of reference ever published for collectors in all parts of the country. It contains also a Botanical Directory, with addresses of living American botanists. Young's Familiar Lessons in Botany,
1.40 Combining simplicity of diction with some degree of technical and scientific knowledge, for intermediate classes. Specially adapted for the Southwest. Darby's Southern Botany,
1.40 Embracing general Structural and Physiological Botany, with vegetable products, and descriptions of Southern plants, and a complete Flora of the Southern States. Steele's 14 Weeks Course in Botany-(see p. 34).
From PROF. RICHARD OWEN, University of Indiana. I am well pleased with the evidence of philosophical method exhibited in the general arrangement, as well as with the ciearness of the explanations, the ready intelligibility of the analytical tables, and the illustrative aid furnished by the numerous and excellent wood-cuts. design using the work as a text-book with my next class.
From PRIN. B. R. ANDERSON, Columbus Union School, Wisconsin. I have examined several works with a view to recommending some good textbook on Botany, but I lay them all aside for "Wood's Botanist and Florist.” The arrangement of the book is in my opinion excellent, its style fascinating
and attractive, its treatment of the various departments of the science is thorough, and last, but far from unimportant, I like the topical form of the questions to each chapter. It seems to embrace the entire science.“ In fact, I consider it a complete, attractive, and exhaustive work.
From M. A. MARSHALL, New Haven High School, Conn. It has all the excellencies of the well-known Class-Book of Botany by the same author in a smaller book. By a judicious system of condensation, the size of the Flora is reduced one-half, while no species are omitted, and many new ones are added. The descriptions of species are very brief, yet sufficient to identify the plant, and, when taken in connection with the generic description, form a complete description of the plant. The book as a whole
will suit the wants of classes better than anything I have yet seen. The adoption of the Botanist and Florist would not require the exclusion of the Class-Book of Botany, as they are so arranged that both might be used by the same class. From PROF. G. H. PERKINS, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College.
I can truly say that the more I examine Wood's Class-Book, the better pleased I am with it. In its illustrations,
especially of particulars not easily observed by the student, and the clearness and compactness of its statements, as well as in the territory its flora embraces, it appears to me to surpass any other work I know of. The whole science, so far as it can be taught in a college course, is well presented. and rendered unusually easy of comprehension. The mode of analysis is excellent, avoiding as it does to a great extent those microscopic characters which puzzle tho beginner, and using those that are obvious as far as possible. I regard the work as a most admirable one, and shall adopt it as a text-book another year.
AGRICULTURE. Pendleton's Scientific Agriculture,
A text-book for colleges and schools; treats of the following topics: Anatomy and Physiology of Plants : Agricultural 'Meteorology; Soils as related to Physics ; Chemistry of the Atmosphere; of Plants; of Soils ; Fertilizers and Natural Manures; Animal Nutrition, etc. 'By E. M. PENDLETON, M. D., Prof. of Agriculture in the University of Georgia.
From President A. D. WHITE, Cornell University. Dear Sir: I have examined your" Text-book of Agricultural Science," and it seems to me excellent in view of the purpose it is intended to serve. Many of your chapters interested me especially, and all parts of the work seem to combine scientific instruction with practical information in proportions dictated by sound common sense,
From President ROBINSON, of Brown University. It is scientific in method as well as in matter, comprehensive in plan, natural and logical in order, compact and lucid in its statements, and must be useful both as a text-book in Agricultural colleges, and as a hand-book for intelligent planters and farmers.
The only books extant which approach this subject with a proper view of the true object of teaching Physiology in schools, viz., that scholars may know how to take care of their own health. In bold contrast with the abstract Anatomies, which children learn as they would Greek or Latin (and forget as soon), to discipline the Sind, are these text-books, using the science as a secondary consideration, and only so far as is necessary for the comprehension of the laws of health. Hamilton's Vegetable and Animal Physiology,
The two branches of the science combined in one volume lead the student to a proper comprehension of the Analogies of Nature. Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
In the popular style, avoiding technical and purely scientific formulas. It contains beautiful and vivid illustrations, some of them colored, and a blackboard analysis of the skeleton. The sections on diseases and accidents, and their prompt home treatment, give the book great practical value (see p. 34).
ASTRONOMY. Willard's School Astronomy,
By means of clear and attractive illustrations, addressing the eye in many cases by analogies, careful definitions of all necessary technical terms, a careful avoidance of verbiage and unimportant matter, particular attention to analysis, and a general adoption of the simplest methods. Mrs. Willard has made the best and most attractive elementary Astronomy extant. McIntyre's Astronomy and the Globes,
A complete treatise for intermediate classes. Highly approved. Bartlett's Spherical Astronomy,
The West Point course, for advanced classes, with applications to the current wants of Navigation, Geography, and Chronology. Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
Reduced to a single term, and better adapted to school use than any work heretofore published. Not written for the information of scientific men, but for the inspiration of youth, the pages are not burdened with a multitude of figures which no memory could possibly retain. The whole subject is presented in a clear and concise form. (See p. 34.)
Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms, with applicatien to the Arte. For beginners. Beautifully and copiously illustrated.
of Zoology, adapted for academic instruction, presenting a systematic view of the Animal Kingdom as a portion of externa Nature. Steele's Fourteen Weeks Course,
Notable for its superb and entertaining illustrations, which include every animal named ; blackboard tables of classification and tabular review of the whole animal kingdom ; interesting and characteristic facts and anecdotes ; directions for collecting and preserving specimens, etc., etc. (See p. 34.)
Jarvis' Physiology and Laws of Health.
TESTIMONIALS. from SAMUEL B. MCLANE, Superintendent Public Schools, Keokuk, Iowa. I am glad to see a really good text-book on this much neglected branch. This is dear, coucise, accurate, and eminently adapted to the class-room.
From WILLIAN F. WTERS, Principal of Academy, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
A thorough examination has satisfied me of its superior claims as a text-book to the attention of teacher and taught. I shall introduce it at once.
Prom H. R. SANFORD, Principal of East Genesee Conference Seminary, N. Y. “Jarvis' Physiology” is received, and fully met our expectations. We immediately Adopted it From IBaao T. GOODNOW, State Superintendent of Kansas-published in connection
toith the “ Schwol Lavo." “ Jarvis" Physiology," a common-sense, practical work, with just enough of anat omy to understand the physiological portions. The last six pages, on Man's Respon sibúity for his own health, are worth the price of the book.
From D. W. STEVENS, Superintendent Public Schools, Fall River, Mass. • I have examined Jarvis “Physiology and Laws of Health," which you had the kindness to send to me a short time ago. In my judgment it is far the best work of the kind within my knowledge. It has been adopted as a text-book in our public acbools.
From HENRY G. DENNT, Chairman Book Committee, Boston, Mass. The very excellent "Physiology" of D.. Jarvis I had introduced into our High School, where the study had been temporarily dropped, believing it to be by far the best work of the kind that had come under niy observation; indeed, the reintroduction of the study was delayed for some months, because Dr. Jarvis' book could not be had, and we were unwilling to take any other.
From l'ror. A. P. PEABODY, D.D., LL.D., Harvard University. • I have been in the habit of examining school-books with great care, and I hesitate not to say that, of all the text-books on Physiology which have been given to the publie, Dr. Jarvis' deserves the first place on the score of accuracy, thoroughness method, simplicity of statement, and constant reference to topics of practical interesi and utility.
From JAMES N. TOWXBEND, Superintendent Public Schools, Hudson, N. Y. Every human being is appointed to take charge of his own body; and of all books vritten upon this subject, I know of none which will so well prepare one to do this as “Jarvis' Physiology"-that is, in so sinall a compass of matter. It considers the pure, simple laros of health paramount to science; and though the work is thoroughly scientific, it is divested of all cumbrous technicalities, and presents the subject of phy. sical life in a manner and style really charming. It is unquestionably the best textbook on physiology I have ever seen. It is giving great satisfaction in the schools of this city, where it has been adopted as the standard.
From L J. SANFORD, M.D., Prof. Anatomy and Physiology in Yale College Books on human physiology, designed for the use of schools, are more generally a failure perhaps than are school-books on most other subjects. The great want
in this department is met, we think, in the well-written treatise of Dr. Jarvis, entitled “ Physiology and Laws of Health." • The work is not too detailed nor too expansive in any department, and is clear and concise in all. It is not burdened with an excess of anatomical description, nor rendered discursive by many zoological referencer Anatomical statements are made to the extent of quali. fying the student to attend, understandingly, to an exposition of th functional pro cesses which, collectively, make up health; thus the laws of health are enunciated, and many suggestions aro given which, if heeded, will tend to its preservation.
For further testimony of similar character, see current numbers of the Ilus botnd Riducational Bulletin,