Excerpt from Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1876
Its distinguishing features, as compared with other works intended to answer the same general purpose, are as follows: First, a series of summaries of progress in the different branches of physical, natural, and industrial science, pre pared by a number of the most eminent specialists in the United States, whose collaboration the editor has been so fortunate as to secure.
Second, a series of abstracts, more or less systematically arranged, Of special papers, memoirs, or other publications, by various writers, and with references to the title, volume, and page of the source of information; these abstracts very rarely being transcripts from the original, but digests in which only the points of special' novelty and interest are presented, with omission of irrelevant matter, and not unfrequently with critical remarks and elucidations. These have been for the most part edited and prepared by the Specialists referred to.
Third, a list of the losses in scientific circles by death during the year.
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