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neither flattened nor covered with sets. Respiration appears to take place in the usual way through spiracles. Although 50,000 species of Hymenoptera are known, of which 3,500 live in Britain, until this time no aquatic species was known.
The British Museum.-Professor Owen complains in his annual report of the want of space which causes choice rarities to be added perforce to the vaults intended for storage. The whole number of additional specimens is 28,273.
LIST OF ENGLISH AND FOREIGN POPULAR WORKS ON SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS, PUBLISHED DURING THE YEAR ENDING JULY 1, 1863.
[The works marked with an asterisk (*) are offered for sale by Messrs. Williams & Norgate, London, in the language in which they are published abroad; we have translated the titles for the guidance of our readers.1
*Molesworth's, Rev. W. N., "Plain Lectures on Astronomy." Crown 8vo. 1s. Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. Thigg's "Observational Astronomy." Marshall, & Co.
Crown 8vo. 4s. Simpkin,
Moore's, Thomas, "Field Botanist's Companion." Plates. 8vo. 21s. Lovell Reeve & Co.
Johnson's, C. P., "Useful Plants of Great Britain." Illustrated by Sowerby. 27s. Hardwicke.
Plues's, Miss Margaret, " Wanderings in Search of Wild Flowers." 8vo. 6s. Cottage Gardener Office.
Markham's Travels whilst superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants, &c. Murray.
Sowerby & Johnson's "British Wild Flowers." Re-issue with Supplement. 63s. Van Voorst.
Sowerby's" English Botany." 3rd edition. Edited by John T. Boswell Syme and Mrs. Lankester. Illustrated by J., J. de C., & J. E. Sowerby, and J. W. Salter. In monthly parts, 5s. Hardwicke. "Journal of Botany," Edited by Dr. Seemann. In monthly parts. 2s. Hardwicke.
Berkeley's "Handbook of British Mosses." 8vo. 21s. Lovell Reeve & Co.
*Kunze's "Winter Sleep of Plants." Eisenach. 2 silber-groschen. *Loebe's, Wm. (reprints and new editions) :
1. "Grasses of the Field and Forest." 21 plates. Half dollar.
2. "Weeds of the Field and Forest." 50 coloured plates. Half dollar. 3. "Herbs used as Food." 31 coloured plates. Half dollar. Bentham's "British Flora." In parts. 2s. 6d. Lovell Reeve & Co. Chemistry:
Brande & Taylor's "Chemistry." Fcp. 8vo. 12s. 6d. J. W. Davies. Noad's "Chemical Analysis." Part I. (Qualitative.) 8vo. 6s. Lovell Reeve & Co.
*Gril's "Lessons in Elementary Chemistry (for the Young)." Paris. Calvert's "Lecture's on Coal Tar Colours." 2s. Trübner & Co.
Geology, Mineralogy, Metallurgy, and Paleontology:
Lyell's "Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man." 8vo. 148. Murray.
Ramsay's, Professor A. C., "Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain." 8vo. 2s. 6d. Edward Stanford.
Wood's "Geological Observations in South Australia." 8vo.
Ansted's, D. T., "Great Stone Book of Nature." 8vo. 5s. Macmillan. Smith's, James," Researches in Newer Pliocene, &c." 8vo. 6s. Glasgow:
Gray. London: Williams & Norgate.
Jervis's "Mineral Resources of Central Italy." 8vo. 3s. 6d. Stanford. *Hartwig's, “The Lower World (Die Unterwelt): Its Treasures and Wonders." With Illustrations. Either in Parts; or in 1 vol. 2 dollars 16 silber-groschen. Wiesbaden.
Phillips's, Professor, "Notices of Rocks and Fossils in the Oxford Museum." 1s. Parker, Oxford and London.
Miller's "Crystallography." 8vo. 5s. Deighton, Bell, & Co.
Physiology, the Laws of Health, &c. :—
*Castoldi's "Phenomena of Spontaneous Generation considered according to the Present State of Science." Milan. 1 lire 50 cents. *Quatrefages' "Comparative Physiology: Metamorphoses of Men and Animals." Paris.
*Ewbank's, T., "Cursory Thoughts on Some Natural Phenomena. (Succession of New Species and Unity of Force.)" New York. 25 cents. Brinton's "Food and its Digestion." 48 woodcuts. 12s. Longman & Co.
Davy's, John "Physiological Researches." 8vo. 15s. Williams & Norgate.
Hawkins's, J., "Physical, Moral, and Intellectual Constitution of the Deaf and Dumb." 8vo. 3s. Longman & Co.
Huxley's "Lessons on Elementary Physiology." Illustrated. Macmillan.
Physics and Natural Philosophy :
*Ganot's, Professor, "Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied." Translated. Post 8vo. 12s. 6d., cloth. Baillière. Tyndall's, John, "Heat considered as a Mode of Motion." 8vo. 12s. 6d. Longman & Co.
*Belloc's "Rational Photography." Paris.
*Bride's "The Amateur Photographer." Paris. 3 francs.
Worms's, H., "The Earth and its Mechanism." 31 woodcuts. 10s. 6d. Longman & Co.
Gumpach's, J. Von, "True Figure and Dimensions of the Earth." 8vo. 12s. Hardwicke.
Lewes's, G. H., "Studies in Animal Life." Illustrated. Crown 8vo. 6s. Smith, Elder, & Co.
Johns', The Rev. C. A., “British Birds in their Haunts." Illustrated. Crown 8vo. 12s. Christian Knowledge Society.
Adams's, H. G., "Our Feathered Families." Illustrated. Fcap. 8vo. 3s. 6d. Hogg & Sons.
Adams's, H. G." Game and Water Birds." Illustrated. Fcap. 8vo.
*The "Ibis" (an Ornithological Journal). Edited by Sclater. 8vo. 26s. Trübner.
Wood's "Natural History Picture Book (Fish)." Square 8vo. 58. Routledge.
*Kirby's "Manual of European Butterflies." 12mo. 6s. *Trimen's "Catalogue of South African Butterflies." Part I. 8vo. 7s. 6d.
66 "Entomologists' Annual for 1863." 8vo. 2s. 6d. J. Van Voorst. Reeve's "Land and Fresh-Water Molluscs (The British Islands)." 10s. 6d. Lovell Reeve & Co.
Greene's "Insect Hunter's Companion." 8vo. 1s. 6d. Van Voorst. Wood's, The Rev. J. G., "Natural History." Vol. III. (Reptiles, Fishes, &c.). Royal 8vo. 18s. Routledge.
Brown's, William, Natural History of the Salmon." 8vo. 2s. 6d.
Cassell's "Popular Natural History." Vol. IV. (Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, &c.). 8s. 6d. Cassell.
Morris's, Rev. F. O., "History of British Birds." Vol. II. 8vo. 7s. 6d. 43 coloured plates. Groombridge. *Janson's "British Beetles." 4to. 18s.
*Newton's, Alfred, "Zoology of Ancient Europe." 8vo. 1s. Macmillan. Carpenter's, W. B., "Introduction to the Study of the Foraminifera." Assisted by W. K. Parker, Esq., and T. Rupert Jones, Esq., F.G.S. Imp. 4to., pp. 319, with 22 plates. £1. 11s. 6d. For the Ray Society. Hardwicke.
"The Popular Naturalist." 2 vols. *Harbison's "Bee-Keeper's Directory." With 80 plates. San Francisco." 1 dollar 75 cents.
*Karsch's "Insect World" (a Companion to the Entomologist on his Excursions, &c.). First half. Munster. 1 dollar.
*Neukirch's "Nature-Pictures from Insect Life (for Youth)." Leipzig. 14 dollar.
General Natural History and Applied Science :
"Intellectual Observer." Vols. I. and II. Illustrated. Crown 8vo. 7s. 6d. Groombridge.
"Popular Science Review." Vols. I. and II. Illustrated. 8vo.
12s. each. Hardwicke.
Owen, Prof., "On a Museum of Natural History." 8vo. 6s. Saunders & Son.
Edited by P. L. Simmonds. Vol. II.
8s. 6d. Kent & Co. Phipson's, T. L., "Phosphorescence: or, Emission of Light by Minerals, Plants, and Animals." 5s. Lovell Reeve & Co.
Huxley's, Professor T. H., " On our Knowledge of the Causes of the Phenomena of Organic Nature." 8vo. 2s. 6d. Hardwicke. "Evidences as to Man's Place in Nature."
8vo. 6s. Williams & Norgate. "Transactions of the British Association, 1862.” 12s. Taylor &
Wood's "Glimpses into Petland." 12mo. 3s. 6d. Bell & Daldy. *Baker's, John G., "North Yorkshire: Studies on Botany, Geology,
&c." 8vo. 15s. Longman & Co.
Bates's "Record of Eleven Years' Adventures and Travels on the River Amazon." 2 vols. 8vo. 28s.
Hartwig's "Tropical World." Illustrated with 8 plates and 172 woodcuts. 8vo. 21s. Longman & Co.
*Lownes, B. T., "Popular Natural History of Great Yarmouth." 8vo.
2s. 6d. Longman & Co.
Ansted and Latham's "Channel Islands." 8vo. 26s. Allen & Co. *Boitard's "Curiosities of Natural History and Astronomy." 30 woodcuts. Paris. 8 francs.
*Dupuis's, A., "Gossip of a Naturalist." With 15 engravings. Paris. *Schoedler, F., "The Book of Nature:" embracing the teachings of Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, &c. 2 Parts. Brunswick. 2 dollars.
*Wagner's "In Nature."
Natural History for Youth. Bielefeld.
"The Position of Our Species in the Path of its Destiny; or, the Comparative Infancy of Man and of the Earth as his Home." New York. dollar.
*"The Eggs of European Birds, Coloured after Nature." Ninth Part. Folio. Iserlohn. 4 dollars.
Ansted's "Correlation of the Natural History Sciences." 8vo. 1s. Macmillan.
Simmonds, P. L., "Waste Products and Undeveloped Substances." Fcp. 8vo. 6s. Hardwicke.