THE authors, who are well-known writers on geographical subjects from the point of view of the school, have evidently taken great pains to adapt themselves to the needs and capabilities of young pupils. On the whole, they have been successful in producing a good, workable course of school geography. Written primarily for American boys and girls, great prominence is given to the geography of the United States and less importance to that of the British Isles. When it is pointed out, however, that while 230 pages are devoted to the United States, the British Isles are disposed of in 35 pages, it will be seen that the volumes are hardly suitable for adoption as class-books in our schools. But they should prove of great assistance to our teachers in showing how geography may be taught in a way to arouse interest and develop thought. Every part is well and profusely illustrated with views, diagrams, and photo-relief maps. In addition there are numerous coloured political maps, but no use appears to be made of coloured orographical maps.
Tarr and McMurry's Geographies.
The Five Book Series. First part, Home Geography. Pp. xi+112. Price 2s. 6d. Second part, The Earth as a Whole. Pp. ix+168. Price 2s. 6d. Third part, North America. Pp. xix+469. Price 4s. 6d. Fourth part, General Geography, South America and Europe. Pp. xvii+378. Price 3s. Fifth part, Asia and Africa. Pp. ix+214. Price 2s. 6d. By Prof. Ralph S. Tarr and Prof. Frank M. McMurry. (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1908, 1909, 1910.)