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Timber. By J. R. Battenden. (A. Constable and Co. 6s.

net.) —This is one of the " Westminster " series of handbooks on practical subjects. It is too technical for detailed review, but we may mention that it may be consulted on the question of afforesta- tion. Tho author is to be reckoned among 010 supporters of the scheme put forward in the Report of the Government Commission.