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THERE is much that is praiseworthy in this little work; it is an easy introduction to mechanics, and free from all mathematical formulæ, is written in very clear language, and deals entirely with the mechanics of every-day life. The book has been designed especially for the artisan section of the National Home Reading Union, and will doubtless be a means of eradicating the rule-of-thumb work which is still characteristic of a large proportion of the artisan community. Many hints are given for making simple apparatus to demonstrate the principles laid down, the applications of these principles are well pointed out, and the work altogether meets the requirements of the class for whom it is intended.

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