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Star - Land, by Sir Robert Stamen Ball (Cassell and Co., Is.

6d.), has already passed through ten editions since it was first issued in 1889. The author has now thoroughly revised this record of the lectures which he delivered to juvenile audiences at the Royal Institutioh; and no book could be better adapted to give a boy or girl a clear notion of the fundamental facts and principles of astronomy. Sir Robert Ball must certainly be

ranked with Faraday and Tyndall among the most accom- plished sugarers of the scientific pill.