7 MARCH 1896, Page 24

The Natural History of Plants. From the German of Anton

Kerner von Marilaun. Translated and edited by F. W. Oliver, M.A., with the assistance of Marian Busk, B.Sc., and Mary Ewart, B.Sc. Vol. IV. (Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.)—The history of species is continued in this half-volume ; we learn how forms are altered, how new species are created, by what agencies they are distributed, &c.—With this may be mentioned another work of a technical kind, The Book of British Hawk-Moths, by J. B. Leeson, B.A. (L. Upcott Gill).