National Geographic : 1903 Nov
GEOGRAPHIC He was a member of the Washington Academy of Sciences and the author of several bulletins published by the Geo logical Survey. During 1901-1903 Mr Goode was the chairman of the Committee on Technical Meetings of the National Geographic Society. He has been an occasional con NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PROFESSOR A. J. HENRY, Secre tary of the National Geographic Society since November, 1899, because of the pressure of responsible official duties and ill-health, was obliged to re sign from the secretaryship October 2, 1903. The prosperity and continued activity of the National Geographic Society during the last four years have been largely due to the personal atten tion and zeal which Professor Henry has freely and constantly given to the Society. His resignation has been ac cepted by the Board of Managers with exceeding regret. The new Secretary of the Society is Hon. O. P. Austin, who was unani mously elected by the Board of Man agers. Mr Austin is Chief of the Bu reau of Statistics of the Department of Commerce and Labor, and has been a member of the Board of Managers of the Society since January, 1903. By LITERATURE 425 tributor to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, his last article being pub lished in January, 1900, "The Idaho Montana Boundary Line." Mr Goode was a man of exceedingly attractive personality, whose sudden death in the prime of life is mourned by a large circle of warm friends. means of the original monthly mono graphs and other contributions of the Bureau of Statistics, as well as by his personal publications, he may be said to have originated a new school of com mercial geography in the United States. The expedition of Dr Frederick Cook for the ascent of Mount McKinley, and also the expedition of Miss Annie S. Peck for the ascent of Mount Sorata, were unsuccessful in gaining the sum mits of these lofty mountains. A new division has been established in the U. S. Geological Survey, entitled the " Division of Alaskan Mineral Re sources," which will embrace all of the investigations and surveys being carried on in Alaska. This division is coordi nate with the others of the geologic branch of the Survey, and its chief will report to the director. Mr Alfred H. Brooks has been made chief of the new division. GEOGRAPHIC LITERATURE Elements of Geology. By Joseph Le Conte. Revised and partly rewritten by Herman Le Roy Fairchild. Fifth edition. With over I,ooo figures in thetext.Pp.xii+767.6x9 inches. New York : D. Appleton & Co. 1903. $4.00. This fifth edition of a work which for 25 years has been the standard text book of geology is most welcome. Prof. H. L. Fairchild, who has edited this latest edition and partly rewritten the volume, is the head of the department of geology at the University of Rochester and formerly Secretary of the Geolog ical Society of America. He is emi nently qualified to bring the work down to date and to incorporate the latest theories and conclusions, giving propor tionate weight to each new hypothesis advanced since the last edition of the work. One of the most important of these is the theory of Prof. T. C. Cham berlin concerning the origin of the earth.