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ASSISTED BY MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND OF THE MOST EMINENT

SCHOLARS AND AUTHORITIES IN AMERICA AND EUROPE

1ssued under the Editorial Supervision of

The Scientific American

IN TWENTY VOLUMES

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THE AMERICANA

DEPARTMENT AND ADVISORY EDITORS

ELECTRICITY WILLIAM MAVER, JR., C.E. Consulting Electrical Engineer, New York ENGINEERING AND MACHINERY

WILLIAM MOREY, JR., C.E. Consulting Civil and Mechanical Engineer

New York

STEEL ALBERT SAUVEUR, S.B. Professor of Metallurgy, Harvard University

JUDAISM ABRAM S. ISAACS, A.M., Ph.D. Professor of Semitic Languages, New York

University

HISTORY OF THE NATIONS

UNITED STATES ANDREW C. MCLAUGHLIN, A.M. Editor of "American Historical Review

ASTRONOMY SIMON NEWCOMB, Ph.D., LL.D., D.Sc.

PHILOSOPHY JAMES E. CREIGHTON, A.M., Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University

PHYSICS ROBERT S. WOODWARD, Ph.D., LL.D. President of Carnegie Institution

PURE MATHEMATICS CASSIUS J. KEYSER, M.A., Ph.D. Adrain Professor of Mathematics, Columbia

University

EDUCATION ANDREW SLOAN DRAPER, LL.D. Commissioner of Education, State of New York

ZOOLOGY DAVID STARR JORDAN, Ph.D., LL.D. President of Leland Stanford Jr. University

ENGLISH LITERATURE WILLIAM P. TRENT, A.M., LL.D. Professor of English Literature, Columbia

University WILLIAM T. BREWSTER, A.M. Professor of English, Columbia University

AMERICAN LITERATURE EDWARD EVERETT HALE, S.T.D., LL.D. Author of “The Man Without a Country”

CLASSICAL LITERATURE JAMES H. KIRKLAND, Ph.D., LL.D.

Chancellor of Vanderbilt University ARCHITECTURE AND THE FINE ARTS

RUSSELL STURGIS, F.A.I.A.
Author of “ Dictionary of Architecture"
RELIGION AND THEOLOGY

SYLVESTER BURNHAM, D.D. Dean of Hamilton Theological Seminary,

Colgate University

REV. P. A. HALPIN
Saint Angela's College, New Rochelle, N. Y.

MEDICINE
SMITH ELY JELLIFFE, M.D., Ph.D.

Editor “Medical News.

CHEMISTRY
ALLAN DOUGLAS RISTEEN, Ph.D.

Hartford, Conn.

MINERALOGY
GEORGE LETCHWORTH ENGLISH

New York

LAW
HENRY M. EARLE

New York

CANADA GEORGE MCKINNON WRONG, A.M. Professor of History, University of Toronto CHARLES WILLIAM COLBY, A.M., Ph.D. Professor of History, McGill University

MEXICO ELISHA HOLLINGSWORTH TALBOT Author Commercial and Industrial Mexico"

GREAT BRITAIN HALFORD JOHN MACKINDER, M.A. Director of the School of Economics and Political Science in the University of London

GERMANY HUGO MÜNSTERBURG, Ph.D., LL.D. Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

FRANCE HON. HILAIRE BELLOC M.P. for Salford (Eng.); Author of “Danton," Robespierre,' Paris," etc.

ITALY J. S. KENNARD, Litt.D., D.C.L., L.H.D. Author of “ Italian Romance Writers,".“ Studi

Danteschi,” “Romanzi e Romanzieri Italiani," “Les Femme dans le Roman Italien,” “The Fallen God," etc.

JAPAN GEORGE TRUMBULL LADD, D.D., LL.D. Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Yale Uni

versity; Lecturer on Philosophy, Western Reserve University; Lecturer on Education in the universities of Japan.

AUSTRALIA HON. JOHN GREELEY JENKINS Premier of South Australia 1901-5; Agente

General in London for South Australia

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