The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
second edition of which has recently appeared. The numerous and orderly bibliographical references here given afford as complete a treatment of the subject as the nature of the subject and the necessary condensation of a syllabus will permit. The book consists of a series of headings and brief notes which serve for the most part rather to indicate what should be studied, than to provide any large amount of the detailed information which is to be obtained by aid of numerous references to the
... ferences to the literature. The syllabus consists of two parts: (i) An introduction containing notes on the relation of mineral deposits to industry, a brief consideration of the topographic methods and the usual discussion of the classification, origin and features of ore deposits; and (2) a consideration of mineral deposits under the heads of their metals and other useful constituents. Each subject is in general subdivided according to the subtopics: uses, ores, mode of occqrrence and distribution, especially in the United States, although these subtopics are not uniformly adhered to, metallurgy and other subjects being introduced in some cases. The work is well illustrated and the illustrations are well selected. An unusual feature is a large number of curves, showing production from year to year of the various minerals in different countries.