National Geographic : 1904 Sep
GEOGRAPHIC LITERATURE a faithful description of Norway and set forth the results accomplished by Nor wegians in every branch of human ac tivity since the establishment of the independent monarchy (1814). This work, " Norge I det Nittende Aarhun drede " (Norway in the XIX Century), illustrated by the best Norwegian ar tists, costs $ 6.oo, a high price in a coun try of moderate means. The market for this Norwegian library is necessarily small, but the publication, although started with an entirely disinterested object in view, has paid for itself. From one end of the country to the other all classes of people have helped with their subscriptions to erect this literary mon ument to science and to the glory of their country. The Norwegian lan guage offers little difficulty to English speaking people, and "Norge I det Nittende Aarhundrede" deserves to be brought to the attention of American geographers as a work of highest rank. It consists of a series of very complete monographs on the geography, geology, history, ethnography, and varied indus tries of Norway, all edited by the most eminent specialists. The work contains a mass of facts which it would be very difficult to find anywhere else, and is one of the most important works on general geography that has appeared since the beginning of the twentieth century. CHARLES RABOT. Paris. BOOKS RECEIVED Dodge's Elementary Geography. Part i, Home Geography; Part 2, World Relations and the Continents. By Richard Elwood Dodge. Pp. 231. 8 by io inches. Chicago: Rand, Mc Nally & Co. 1904. $0.75. Philippine Islands. By Emma Helen Blair and JamesAlexander Robertson. Vol. XVI. Pp. 330. 6 by 2 inches. Cleveland, Ohio: Arthur H. Clarke Co. 1904. The Philippine Islands. Report of the Philippine Commission for 1903. 3 vols, large octavo. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1904. Les Lois de la Geographie. By Carlos De Mello. Pp. 360. 6 by 9' inches. Berlin: R. Friedlander&Sohn. 1902. Early Western Travels. 1748 to 1846. By R. G. Thwaites, LL. D. Vols. IV, V, VI. Pp. 400. 62 by 91 inches. Cleveland, Ohio: Arthur H. Clarke Co. 1904. Introduction of Domestic Reindeer into Alaska. With map and illustrations. By Sheldon Jackson. Pp. 192. 6 by 91 inches. Washington, D. C.: Gov ernment Printing Office. 1904. North America By Israel C. Russell. Maps and diagrams. Pp. 434. 6 by 9 inches. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1904. Year Book of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Illustrated. Pp. 628. 6 by 9inches. Washington, D.C.: Gov ernment Printing Office. 1904. Glaciers of Alaska. By George David son. Pp. 98. 62 by io inches. San Francisco: Geographical Society of the Pacific. 1904. RECENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS Census of the Philippine Islands, 1903, Gen. J. P. Sanger, Director; Henry Gannett, V. H. Olmsted, Assistant Directors. Bulletin I. Population. Bulletin II. Climate, by S. J . Celque. Bulletin III. Volcanoes and Seismic Disturbances, by M. S. Maso. Bureau of the Census. Planting of White Pine in New England, H. B . Kempton. Bureau of Forestry. Forest Resources of Texas, William L. Bray. Bureau of Forestry. Forests of the Hawaiian Islands, William L. Hall. Bureau of Forestry. The Date Palm and Its Utilization in the Southwestern States, Walter T. Swingle. Bu reau of Plant Industry. The Clays of the United States East of the Mississippi, Heinrich Ries. U. S. Geological Survey. The Carboniferous Formations and Faunas of Colorado, George H. Girty. U . S. Geolog ical Survey. 37'