[Book Reviews]


    A SIMPLY worded and instructive primer of geography, printed in clear type, and illustrated with numerous cuts and diagrams. The book does not merely consist of lists of lengths of rivers, heights of mountains, populations of cities, and similar statistics, but is a compendium of facts calculated to interest the young reader, and, at the same time, to add considerably to his knowledge. There is a little too much of the goody-goody style of writing about missionary enterprises, but that is the only point we are inclined to criticise. Tales of the torturing of converts and murdering of missionaries are apt to create in children a morbid state not at all desirable, and they can very well be omitted without making a work on geography any the less interesting.

    The Great Globe: First Lessons in Geography.

    By A. Seeley. (London: Seeley and Co., 1894.)

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