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THE NEW INTERNATIONAL
A COMPENDIUM OF THE WORLD'S
FOR THE YEAR
FRANK MOORE COLBY, M.A.
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL YEAR Book for 1915, the ninth in the new series which began with the 1907 volume, follows the same plan as its predecessors. That is to say, it is designed as an encyclopædia of the year, with the titles arranged in a single alphabet, and the text written anew each year. In the 1915 volume as in the one before, the effect of the war was to reduce the amount of available statistical information under certain heads. The space thus saved has been given to the comprehensive article on the WAR OF THE NATIONS, and to the many and diverse articles on subjects relating directly or indirectly to the war. The leading articles in this important group are: The WAR OF THE NATIONS, a clear and compact narrative by Professor Carlton Hayes, who wrote the corresponding article for the 1914 Year Book; UNITED STATES AND THE WAR, an impartial, explanatory record of the effects of the war on our foreign relations, by Professor Nelson P. Mead; supplementary articles on separate topics in the same field, such as LUSITANIA, PREPAREDNESS, INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND ARBITRATION (the last named by Mr. Clinton Rogers Woodruff); MILITARY PROGRESS, by Lieutenant Col. C. De Witt Will cox; NavAL PROGRESS, SUBMARINES, and BATTLESHIPS, by Captain Lewis Sayre Van Duzer; AËRONAUTICS, etc., and also the biographies of persons brought into prominence by the events of the war. To aid the reader in following the year's fighting, color maps of the general fields of operation and sketch maps of the chief campaigns and battles are included.
Among the subjects treated the following may be mentioned: The field of fine arts, including Music, the DRAMA, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, ARCHITECTURE; LITERATURE, at home and abroad; the separate sciences and branches of learning, such as ASTRONOMY, CHEMISTRY, ZOOLOGY, MEDICINE, Physics, POLITICAL SCIENCE, POLITICAL ECONOMY, ENGINEERING, PHILOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, etc.; articles on RELIGION, EXPLORATION, POLAR RESEARCH, Sports, Trade, Industry, and Business represented in such articles as BANKS AND BANKING, FINANCIAL REVIEW, INSURANCE, TRUSTS, LABOR, STRIKES, SHIPBUILDING, BUILDING OPERATIONS, etc.; gazetteer information under .each of the States of the United States and the foreign countries; a series of biographies of men who have died during the year or who have been brought into prominence through public events; an historical record of the year's events under each foreign country as well as under UNITED STATES.
FRANK MOORE COLBY. 301633
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, EDUCATION
FOOD, IRRIGATION, BOTANY, FOR MILO B. HILLEGAS, PH.B.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCAEDWIN WEST ALLEN, PH.D..
TION, TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; SITY, ASSISTED BY EXPERTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AT WASHINGTON,
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND AND
PHOTOGRAPHY ALFRED CHARLES TRUE, PH.D.,
REGINALD GORDON. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
EUGENICS ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY
ALVAN A. TENNEY, PH.D., ROBERT H. LOWIE, PH.D.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY, COLUMBIA AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, AND
UNIVERSITY. CLARK WISSLER, PH.D., AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. EXPLORATION AND POLAR RE
A. W. GREELY, PH.D., OLIVER SAMUEL TONKS, PH.D.,
MAJOR-GENERAL, UNITED STATES ARMY. PROFESSOR OF ART, VASSAR COLLEGE.
FEMINISM: WOMAN MOVEMENT; ARCHITECTURE
WOMAN SUFFRAGE RICHARD F. BACH,
JULIET STUART POYNTZ, A.M., CURATOR, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, COLUMBIA AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABOR LEGISLATION. UNIVERSITY.
FOREIGN GAZETTEER ASTRONOMY AND METEOROLOGY
EDWARD LATHROP ENGLE AND
ALLAN EVA ENGLE.
FOREIGN HISTORY AND POLITICS
CARLTON H. HAYES, PH.D., CHEMISTRY, INDUSTRIAL, AND EX
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, COLUMBIA POSITIONS
UNIVERSITY. MARCUS BENJAMIN, PH.D., Sc.D., LL.D., PARKER T. MOON, EDITOR FOR THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL INSTRUCTOR IN HISTORY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. MUSEUM.
GEOLOGY CHEMISTRY, GENERAL PROGRESS OF
DAVID HALE NEWLAND, A.B., HARRY ESSEX, PH.D., AND LEONARD M.
ASSISTANT STATE GEOLOGIST, NEW YORK. LIDDLE, PH.D., BESEARCH ASSOCIATES OF THE MELLON INSTI- INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND TUTE, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, WITH THE PEACE ASSISTANCE OF
CLINTON ROGERS WOODRUFF, LL.B., M. A. ROSANOFF, Sc.D.,
SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL MUNICIPAL WILLIAM GIBBS PROFESSOR IN THE MELLON IN
LEAGUE AND OF THE MOHONK CONFERENCE, AND STITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH.
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF PERSONAL REGISDRAMA
TRATION, PHILADELPHIA. CLAYTON HAMILTON, M.A.,
JEWS AND JUDAISM DRAMATIC CRITIC OF THE "BOOKMAN."
DAVID A. MODELL, A.M.
FRANK HAMILTON HANKINS, PH.D., WILLIAM W. BISHOP, A.M.,
BRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D. C.