National Geographic : 1913 Mar
The Facts of the Whole World's Restless Energies THE Britannica Year-Book was compiled under the direction of the editor of the Encyclopaedia Brit annica, and it has drawn upon the exceptional sources of knowledge utilized for the new 11th Edition of that work, issued 1910-11. The American section has been in charge of the American editor of the Ency clopaedia Britannica. The book includes: (1) A Survey of the World's Work This is a "General" section (500 pages, 375,000 words) dealing in detail with particular branches of knowledge. The Britannica Year- Book thus constitutes a complete record by specialist authorities of work done in 1912, in all subjects and all spheres, in all countries, by the chemist, the biologist, the anthropologist, the astron omer, the geographer,the explorer, the archaeologist, the physician, the surgeon, the physical scientist, the philosopher, the churches, the educator, the lawyer, the engineer, the shipbuilder, the agriculturalist, the politician, and social reformer, the dramatist, the novelist, the musician, the architect, the inventor, the painter and engraver, the sculptor, the sports man, the athlete and the traveller. No field of activity has been overlooked to which the energy and creative power of man have been devoted. (2) Physical and Economic Progress Another (or local) section is confined to descriptions of countries, every country of the world having a separate article, embracing: Population: vital statistics, latest census returns. Agriculture: statistics, area of arable lands, chief crops and yield, live stock, forestry, etc. Industries and Manufacture: new industries, mining and fisheries, statistics of production, etc. Commerce: imports and exports, value of trade with chief trading countries, tariffs, etc. Financial: revenue, expenditure, debt, etc. Communications: railway mileage, waterways, new harbors and docks, roads, postal and telegraphic communications. Political and Social Progress Government and Administration. Army and Navy. Education. Religion: religious bodies, eccle siastical movements. Charities and Social Legislation. Law, Justice and Crime. American States: Each state and territory has a separate article,the latest available information for popu lation, agriculture, mining, manufactures, transportation, legislation (last sc::on of Assembly), finance (latest available statistic,, education, history (a summary of important events in the history and legislative develop ment of each state down through December, 1912). There are special chapters on American Sport, American Literature, Architecture, Dry Farming, Art, Arts and Crafts, Medicine, Agriculture, etc. Statistics Section: This is an appendix of 40 pages, covering international statistics for the trade of the world; also comparative production and consumption of gold, silver and other principal metals, wheat and all the cereals, tobacco, wine, beer, etc. Send Your Order Before May 1st and Get the Discount The Britannica Year-Book at the prices given below is remarkably cheap. Its utility as a digest of current progress and its readableness as an interpreter of every phase of our busy modern life give it a value far beyond its trifling cost. A discount is allowed to early subscribers; and in the case of readers of this magazine the before-publication prices given below will be allowed until May 1. Readers of this ORDER FORM notice should, therefore, send remittance immediately in order to profit by the concession in price-5o cents Manager, Encyclopaedia Britannica, N.G.M. 7 in all bindings. 116 West 32d Street, New York Send me the Britannica Year-Book (1913) (indicate PRE- PUBLICATION PRICE by x the binding desired). (Postage paid to any point in the U. S.) [O Bound in Cloth A Volume of 1,200 Pages, 1 Inch Thick, Printed 1 F eSp enclose $money order on Cambridge India Paper Full Fl le Sheep check OrdinaryClothcovers, darkgreen . . . . . . . . . .. Full Flexible Sheepskin, dark green (English-made natural skins,withoutsplitting)............. Full Flexible Suede, dark gray, prayer book style (gilt edges and rounded corners, the covers having extreme limpness; a particularly attractive and serviceable binding). . .. Full Flexible Morocco, dark red (made of imported Cape goat skins, guaranteed free from mineral acid; gilt edges, backs specially sewn) .. . . ........ . . .. $1.75 2.25 3.00 3.50 U Full Flexible Suede for D Full Flexible Morocco Name Address "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."