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THE syllabus of contents of this little work is that of the elementary stage of the Science and Art Department, some additions being made in the sections on light and Heat in order to bring them up to the standard of the London University matriculation paper. Viewed as an examinational text-book, there is much that is meritorious in the arrangement and general character of the work, the information being conveyed in the disintegrated fashion now so common. We would, however, point out to Dr. Draper that hoar-frost is not frozen dew, but water deposited in the solid form, and that hail is not simply rain-drops frozen as they fall through a cold stratum of air. The questions placed as exercises at the end of the chapters have been selected from papers set at the above examinations, and will serve not only as a test of the student's progress, but as a branch of his mental education worth cultivating.

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