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Geography Classified. By Edwin Adams, F.R.G.S. (Chapman and Hall.)—The distinctive

feature of this manual is that the information which it contains is conveyed throughout in the. form of tables, an arrangement which Mr. Adams' experience has led him to regard as peculiarly adapted for educational purposes. There is, no doubt, some- thing to be said for this system, though it certainly labours under the disadvantage of imparting to the book, at first sight, a fragmentary and somewhat repulsive appearance. Mr. Adams has done his work carefully, and his compilation is, we think, likely to be useful. We may mention that we have found in it what we have long been looking for—a table showing the length of one degree of longitude for every degree of latitude from the equator to the pole.