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THIS latest additions to Van Nostrand's “Science Series” are reprints of pamphlets published in England. The first of the volumes contains a lecture by Dr. Hopkinson, which originally formed one of a series delivered at the Institution of Civil Engineers a year ago; a paper by Mr. Sboolbred, also delivered last year and a little work on electric calculations, drawn up by Mr. Day for the evening science classes at King's College, published in 1882 by Messrs. Macmillan and Co. For the title “Dynamic-Electricity,” the American publishers of this medley are alone responsible. The other volume is a reprint of Prof. Thompson's Cantor Lectures, with an introduction by Mr. F. L. Pope. Mr. Pope's idea of editing appears to be to reprint baldly from the unrevised English issue, and to foist into the book two or three large unexplained diagrams of Edison's and Weston's forms of dynamo.We cannot congratulate either the authors or the publishers on the issue of these unauthorised editions.

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