Dooley's "Applied Science for Metal-Workers"Applied Science for Metal-Workers. William H. Dooley

1920 The School Review  
EDUCATIONAL WRITINGS 155 training along lines other than the purely vocational and conduce to his assuming in time duties on a higher occupational level within the commercial field. At few points indeed is the presentation of facts anything but consistent and comprehensible. An exception is the listing of commercial geography with the natural sciences in one chapter and in a succeeding chapter classifying it as a social-business subject. The facts set forth, the author's interpretation of them,
more » ... and his related discussion merit the serious attention of all those who are in any way responsible for commercial education in our high schools. L. V. K. A new text for business-administration courses.-In his book entitled Business Law,' published by the Macmillan Company, Mr. Bays has endeavored to simplify the study of law. By thoughtful selection of cases for illustrative material he has produced a genuine contribution to the evolution of that better text which teachers of business law feel is needed. The book has more than the usual number of cases to support the legal principles discussed, and contains a series of questions at the close of each chapter which help to knit the ideas together. Happily, more than the ordinary amount of space is given to the subject of contracts. Some of the topics, it would seem, might wisely be omitted. For example, would it not be well to exclude wholly such subjects as corporations and real property and thus make room for more adequate treatment of the more fundamental subjects? Contracts, principal and agent, negotiable paper, and sales alone seem to present a sufficiently formidable program for a course law. It is difficult, naturally, to strike a balance between a passing glance at the whole field of law and the critical analysis of a part intended to pay the biggest dividends, but the task is worthy of the serious attempts of our best textwriters. Certainly a somewhat definite idea of contracts and negotiable paper is to be preferred to a more sweeping attempt resulting in fuzziness of thought. Compared with other texts, Mr. Bays' Business Law represents a forward step. It is not detracting from the merit of his work to say that some day a book will be written, not for students in schools and readers of law, but for plain boys and girls. This future text will be in clear lucid English, and will be supplied with plenty of illustrations of the principles involved, not in terms of A, B, and C, the parties to the proceedings, nor in terms of the ultra vires acts of the X corporation, but in terms of the every-day acts and the every-day life of the pupils to whom the text is addressed. WILLARD E. ATKINS Dooley's "Applied Science for Metal-Workers."2-The suggestion of the title that the content is of value only to the metal-worker is misleading, for this book is in fact an elementary treatise in the field of technology in general. It deals
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