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Wonss OF Rzrznisiscs.—The Yearbook of the Universities of the Empire,

1921, edited by W. H. Dawson (G. Bell for the Universities Bureau of the British Empire, 15s. net), is a most useful work, summarizing the calendars of all universities at home, in the Dominions, India, Hong-Kong, and Malta, with an appendix on professional institutions like the Institute of Chartered Accountants. It is well arranged and there is a good index.—The Master Printers' Annual, 1921, edited by R. A. At rte i-Leigh and G. T. Meynell (Spottiswoode, Ballantyne, lf s.63. net), is the second issue of a well-edited and well-printed book of reference for the trade. The editors, in a review of the past year, remark that " in many cases where printing was formerly deemed a r.ecessity, it is now regarded as a luxury, with the inevitable result that the trade is faced to-day with the problem of a large amount of unemployment." The book contains full particulars of the trade organizations and gives the full text of the trade agreements at present in force.— The Feathered World Year Book for 1921, edited by Mrs. Comyns- Lewer and S. H. Lewer (Feathered World, 3s.), is a useful and interesting collection of articles by experts on poultry and pigeons, with numerous illustrations. Mr. Edward Brown in an intro- ductory article shows the importance of the British poultry industry by stating that last year its produce was worth £55,000,000, while tho British wheat crop was worth only £28,750,000. Mr. Brown takes a most hopeful view of the prospects of the industry, and declares that it has nothing to fear from foreign competition.