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the Maya. Dr. Spinden is one of the very few who have studied the strange hieroglyphs found in the Maya monuments, and he tells among other things what has been done and what possibly may be done in the way of translating them.

No. 4. ANIMALS OF THE PAST. A popular account of some of the Creatures of the Ancient World. By FREDERIC A. LUCAS, Sc.D., Director of the Museum. 250 pages with 41 illustrations by Charles R. Knight and Joseph Gleeson. Paper, 35 cents.

This, now revised as one of the series of Museum Handbooks, tells of mammoth and mastodon, of the giants among birds, the sea lizards, the huge dinosaurs and other creatures of the past.

No. 5. DINOSAURS. By W. D. MATTHEW, Ph.D., Curator of Vertebrate Palæontology. December, 1915, 102 pages, 49 illustrations. Paper, 25 cents.

An account of these huge monsters, describing also the conditions under which they lived and flourished and telling of their distribution in the days when the earth was young and how their bones are discovered, collected and mounted.

No. 6. HEALTH IN WAR AND PEACE. By C-E. A. WINSLOW, D.P.H., Curator, Department of Public Health. May, 1917, 50 pages, no illustrations. Paper, 10 cents.

Health is today, as never before, a national duty, and this little Handbook points out some of the ways in which it may be gained and preserved.

No. 7. FISHES OF THE VICINITY OF NEW YORK CITY. By J. T. NICHOLS, A.B., Assistant Curator of Recent Fishes. December, 1918, 122 pages, 60 illustrations and frontispiece in color, octavo. Paper, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

A popular account of the fishes of this vicinity accompanied by a key for identifying them and a detailed list of all species that have been taken within a radius of fifty miles. With an introduction by W. K. Gregory treating of the structure of fishes and their adaptations for an aquatic life.


These describe some exhibit, or series of exhibits, of special interest or importance, or may deal with the contents of an entire hall.

No. 4. THE COLLECTION OF MINERALS. By LOUIS P. GRATACAP, A.M., Curator of Mineralogy. February, 1902, 21 pages, 13 illustrations. Price, 5 cents.

The minerals have been moved since this leaflet was issued, but it contains much information about the collection and a number of figures of interesting specimens.

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No. 5. NORTH AMERICAN RUMINANTS. By J. A. ALLEN, Ph.D., Curator of Mammalogy and Ornithology. Revised edition, February, 1904,

29 pages, 19 illustrations. Price, 10 cents.

Describes the rapidly disappearing large game of North America, such as the Bison, Elk and Mountain Sheep.



UTAH. BY GEORGE H. PEPPER, Assistant in Anthropology. April, 1902. Second edition, May, 1909, 26 pages, 16 illustrations. Price, 10 cents.

No. 11. THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE INCAS. By CHARLES W. MEAD, Assistant Curator, Department of Anthropology. July, 1903, 31 pages, 5 plates, 1 figure. Price, 10 cents.

No. 16. THE INSECT GALLS OF VICINITY OF NEW YORK CITY. By WILLIAM BEUTEN MÜLLER. October, 1904, 38 pages, 87 illustrations. Price, 15 cents.

No. 24. PERUVIAN MUMMIES. BY CHARLES W. MEAD, Assistant Curator, Department of Anthropology. March, 1907, 24 pages, 9 illustrations. Price, 10 cents.

No. 28. THE HABITAT GROUPS OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. By FRANK M. CHAPMAN, Curator of Ornithology. February, 1909. Second edition, May, 1916, 64 pages, 36 illustrations. Price, 25 cents.

These celebrated groups are designed to illustrate not only the habits but also the haunts, or habitats, of the species shown. The backgrounds are careful studies from nature and each represents some definite locality. Twenty-eight of these groups are shown in this leaflet.

No. 34. PLANT FORMS IN WAX. By E. C. B. FASSETT. November, 1911, 26 pages, 25 illustrations. Price, 10 cents.

Tells how reproductions of foliage and flowers, such as are used in the various groups, are made.

No. 36. THE EVOLUTION OF THE HORSE IN NATURE AND UNDER DOMESTICATION. By W. D. MATTHEW, Ph.D., Curator, Department of Vertebrate Palæontology, and S. H. CHUBB. September, 1913, 64 pages, 39 illustrations. Price, 20 cents.

The past geologic history of the Horse affords the most complete and convincing illustration of evolution among mammals. This leaflet, based upon material in this Museum, describes the successive stages in its evolution from the four-toed "Eohippus no bigger than a fox" to the single-toed horse of today.

No. 38. OUR COMMON BUTTERFLIES. By F. E. LUTZ and F. E. WATSON, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. April, 1915, 30 pages, 40 illustrations. Price, 15 cents.

Describes and figures life-size 36 species of butterflies, including the majority of those most frequently seen not only in the vicinity. of New York City but in our eastern states generally.


No. 39. HOW TO COLLECT AND PRESERVE INSECTS. By F. E. LUTZ, Associate Curator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Third edition, December, 1917, 21 pages, 12 cuts. Price, 10 cents.

The purpose of this work is sufficiently explained by its title, but it will be found very useful by those wishing to collect and study insects.


No. 41. THE INDIANS OF MANHATTAN ISLAND AND VICINITY. ALANSON SKINNER, formerly Assistant Curator, Department of Anthropology. New edition, April, 1915, 54 pages, 27 illustrations. Price, 20 cents.

There is no subject which makes a more forceful appeal to the student, the historian or even the general reader than that of the native inhabitants of what is now Greater New York, yet there is no subject on which it is more difficult to obtain information. It is the object of this leaflet to briefly supply this information so far as it is available.

No. 42. THE BIG TREE AND ITS STORY. BY GEORGE H. SHERWOOD, Curator, Department of Public Education. New edition, April, 1915, 23 pages, 9 illustrations. Price, 10 cents.

This big tree started in life in 500 A.D., and during the fourteen hundred years of its existence occurred all the more important events of history, while what we term biology, or the knowledge of living things, has been acquired during the last three hundred years of its growth.

No. 43. MAMMOTHS AND MASTODONS. By W. D. MATTHEW, Curator, Department of Vertebrate Palæontology. November, 1915, 25 pages, 12 illustrations. Price, 10 cents.

These extinct relatives or ancestors of the existing elephants have been found in every part of the habitable world except Australia. They and their remains are described and figured in this leaflet.

No. 46. PERUVIAN ART. A Help for Students of Design. By CHARLES W. MEAD, Assistant Curator, Department of Anthropology. July, 1917, 16 pages, 6 full-page plates. Price, 10 cents.

Shows how the strange designs on the textiles and pottery of the ancient Peruvians are really representations of birds, of beasts, and of fishes that have gradually been transformed from pictures of animals to curious figures in which only the trained student can recognize the creatures depicted.

No. 48. INSECTS AND DISEASE. By C.-E. A. WINSLOW, Curator, Department of Public Health, and F. E. LUTZ, Associate Curator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. June, 1918, 73 pages, 39 illustrations. Price, 25 cents.

"One of the most interesting and important chapters in the history of the interrelationships between mankind and the lower forms

of life is that which deals with the triple relation between the microbe, the insect and the human being in the spread of certain communicable diseases," the more interesting and more important of which are described in this leaflet.


of Important Articles from the American Museum Journal

THE GROUND SLOTH GROUP. By W. D. MATTHEW. April, 1911. Describes the structure and habits of these giant relatives of our sloths and ant-eaters. 8 pages, 4 illustrations. Price, 5 cents.

THE ANCESTRY OF THE EDENTATES. By W. D. MATTHEW. December, 1912. A chapter in the history of the sloths and their relatives. 8 pages, 4 illustrations. Price, 5 cents.

METHODS AND RESULTS IN HERPETOLOGY. BY MARY C. DICKERSON. October, 1911. Describes the methods used in mounting or reproducing Reptiles and Amphibians. 12 pages, 19 illustrations. Price, 5 cents. A new edition in course of preparation.

THE WHARF PILE GROUP. By Roy W. MINER. March, 1913. Illustrating specialization to an inactive life as shown by sponges, hydroids, and sea anemones. 8 pages, 4 illustrations, Price, 5 cents.

THE SEA WORM GROUP. By Roy W. MINER. November, 1912. Deals with the marine worms of the Atlantic Coast and the battle of life that must be waged by all living creatures. 16 pages, 18 illustrations. Price, 10 cents.

THE STORY OF MUSEUM GROUPS. By FREDERIC A. LUCAS. February, 1914. A sketch of some of the more important steps that have led to the present beautiful habitat groups, with notes on the improved methods that have made them possible and pictures of many notable pieces. 32 pages, 32 illustrations, many full-page. Price, 10 cents.

IN MORGAN HALL. By GEORGE F. KUNZ. April, 1913. Gives much information in regard to the collection of gems and minerals. 11 pages, 8 illustrations. Price, 5 cents.

Scientific Publications


The American Museum of Natural History


VOLUME I.-Zoölogy and Palæontology.
VOLUMES II-VIII.-Anthropology.

VOLUME IX.-Zoölogy and Palæontology.
VOLUMES X-XIV.-Anthropology.

VOLUMES II, IV, V, VII, VIII, X-XIV, and an ETHNOGRAPHICAL ALBUM form the Memoirs of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, Volumes I-X.


VOLUMES I-II.-Zoölogy and Palæontology.
VOLUME III, part 1.-Entomology.

The Memoirs are a series, quarto size, devoted to the publication of important monographs requiring large and superb illustrations. The Memoirs are issued at irregular intervals.


VOLUMES I-XXXIX, parts 1 and 2.

The Bulletin, octavo size, contains the results of the scientific activities of the various departments of the Museum. One or more volumes, each containing about seven hundred pages, numerous plates, text figures and maps, are published annually.



The Anthropological Papers, octavo size, contain the results of the researches by the anthropological staff of the Museum. These scientific papers are issued at irregular intervals as parts of volumes, each volume usually treating one subject or several related subjects.


A Review of the Primates. By D. G. ELLIOT. 3 volumes.

Hitherto Unpublished Plates of Tertiary Mammals and Permian Vertebrates. By COPE and MATTHEW.

The Monograph series, royal octavo size, contains results of scientific researches which on account of their length and exhaustive character are not suitable for publication in the Memoirs.

A more detailed list, with prices, of these publications may be had
upon application to the Librarian of the Museum.

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