(1) Outdoor Philosophy: The Meditations of a Naturalist (2) An Introduction to Psychology (3) The Composition of Matter and the Evolution of Mind Immortality a Scientific Certainty (4) The Triuneverse: A Scientific Romance

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(1) This book is a pleasure and a refreshment to read. It is not exactly science, or philosophy, or religion, but it partakes of all three, and each is at its best in Mr. Kirkham 's pages. Further, the literary quality, apart from the matter, is excellent. It is not too much to say that the reader is continually reminded of Emerson and Thoreau, by whom, indeed, the author has been influenced and inspired; yet there is no plagiarism—we feel the originality of his nature-impressions. “Something in me, deaf to all preaching, responds to that bluebird's note.” “And there is the sky—the unimproved sky—the only dome that gives room for thought, the only roof that does not sometimes seem too near.” Our life is sick and artificial: the birds and beasts and trees are sounder and saner than we, though they know nothing of soundness and sanity. With our book-learning and our words, words, words, we confuse ourselves until we forget to learn from Nature at first hand. Let us go to the woods and listen, the sweet wind washing us clean of morbid artificialities, and refreshing us after our contact with a “too garrulous and gregarious world.”

(1) Outdoor Philosophy: The Meditations of a Naturalist.

Stanton Davis Kirkham. Pp. xii + 214. (New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912.) Price 5s. net.

(2) An Introduction to Psychology.

Prof. Wilhelm Wundt. Translated from the second German edition by Dr. Rudolf Pintner. Pp. xi + 198. (London: George Allen and Co., Ltd., 1912.) Price 3s. 6d.

(3) The Composition of Matter and the Evolution of Mind. Immortality a Scientific Certainty.

Duncan Taylor. Pp. 176. (London and Felling-on-Tyne: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd., 1912.) Price 3s. 6d.

(4) The Triuneverse: A Scientific Romance.

By the author of Space and Spirit. Pp. xiv + 221. (London: Charles Knight and Co., Ltd., 1962!) Price 5s. net.

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