[Book Reviews]

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    THIS book is intended to be in the hands of teachers, who, by making a judicious use thereof, should be able to engraft much in the minds of young people in a sound and practical manner. The principle on which it is written is excellent. The work is drawn up on the same lines as the first series, only it is of a slightly more advanced character. The idea throughout is to place objects before the children, by means of which they may be able to recognize the general properties relating to them. Thus in the first few lessons certain substances are exhibited from which the general idea of solids, liquids, and gases can be gathered. The general characters of iron anc steel, and those of a variety of other metals, are then illustrated, the metallic surfaces of which suggest the principles of the reflection of light, which are consequently treated of. The remaining lessons deal with sunlight colour, motion, and the forces that produce it. The appliances for the experiments are of the most simple kind, and there are notes for the use of the teacher, from which the necessary information can be gathered.

    Elementary Science Lessons: Standard II.

    By W. Hewitt. (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891.)

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    [Book Reviews]. Nature 43, 414–415 (1891) doi:10.1038/043414d0

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