18 MAY 1912, Page 25

The Statesman's Year - Book for 1912. Edited by J. Scott Keltie,

LL.D. (Macmillan and Co. 10s. 6d. net.)—This annual publication continues to provide immense quantities of important statistics in an extremely convenient form. The results of the various censuses taken last year and the year before are to a great extent incorporated in the present issue. For those who enjoy miscellaneous information for its own sake—and there are many such—nothing could be pleasanter than a half-hour spent in turning over the leaves of this stout red volume.