National Geographic : 1897 Feb
GEOGRAPHIC SERIALS panied by a small sketch map of this little known region. Another con tribution by Prof. R . D. Salisbury, entitled "Studies for Students," treats in outline of glacial phenomena. The Scottish Geographical Magazine for January, 1897, contains as its leading article a paper by Dr John Murray on the " Temperature of the Water of the Scotch Lakes." The observations, which are tabulated in extenso, show as a rule a slight increase of temperature from the surface down to three or four fathoms, and a gradual reduction in temperature down to the greatest depths obtained, viz., 80 fathoms. The article is illustrated by diagrams, which admirably summarize the results. The GeographicalJournalfor January, 1897, contains a number of articles of interest, among them being accounts of journeys and explorations in Malay, Africa, Australia, and South America. These are, "A Journey Through the Malay States of Trengganu and Kelantan," by Hugh Clifford; " Researches in Karia," by W. R. Paton and J. L. Myres; "Journeys in Gosha and Beyond the Deshek Wama," by Clifford H. Craufurd; "Lake Mweru and the Luapula Delta," by A. Blair Watson; " Journey from Western Australia to Warina, in South Australia," by W. Carr Boyd. Mr W. L. Sclater continues his series of articles on "The Geog raphy of Mammals," the present article being devoted to the Nearctic region. Mr George G. Chisholm has an article on the " Distribution of Towns and Villages in England," especially with reference to their geologic location, an aspect which is beginning to receive attention. The Bulletin of the Sierra Club of California opens with an ascent of Mount Lefroy, in the Canadian Rockies, which resulted in the death of Mr Philip Stanley Abbot. Mr Bolton Coit Brown contributes a pleasant sketch entitled " Wanderings in the High Sierra between Mount King and Mount Williamson." The mountain-climber is advised by Mr How ard Longley " What to Take and How to Take It." Mr J. M. Stillman writes of a "Trip to Tehipite Valley from the Kings River and Grand Canon," and Theodore S. Solomons upon "An Early Summer Excursion to the Tuolumne Canon and to Mount Lyell." The Bulletin of the American GeographicalSociety, Number 4 of the year 1896, opens with a brief summary of the "Topographic Work of the U. S . Geological Survey in 1895." Signor Romero, the Mexican Minister to the United States, furnishes a most admirable descriptive article on the topography, climate, people, government, and resources of his country. It is well that we should have a better knowledge than we have hitherto possessed of our next-door neighbor on the south. Mr J. V . Brower has an article entitled " The Utmost Waters of the Missouri River." The region described the headwaters of Red Rock creek, Montana, was ex plored twenty-five years ago, and has since been subdivided by the Gen eral Land Office, which by running a line at every mile-east, west, north, and sodth-surely leaves little room for geographical discovery. The Geographical Society of Lima, Peru, publishes a report, accom panied by a map, on the " Navigability of the Eastern Rivers of Peru." The map summarizes the information contained in the report, showing, by means of symbols, the head of navigation of the rivers.