26 NOVEMBER 1887, Page 25

The Realistic Teaching of Geography. By William Jolly. (Blackie and

Son.)—This little book is the expansion of a lecture delivered under the auspices of the Scottish Geographical Society. It gives some valuable instructions to teachers, and should help in elevating into a really valuable educational agent what is now, in many hands, little but a dreary effort of memory. It is an excellent feature in Mr. Jolly's treatment of the subject that he realises the limita- tions of circumatances. There are books on the teaching of geography which would make the subject impossible, were they to be followed out.