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PARTIAL LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUME I
ALEXIS, JOSEPH, A.B., A.M.
COUMBE, CLEMENT W.
Technical Art Expert
ACANTHUS IN ART
DAVENPORT, EUGENE, LL.D.
Dean and Director, University of Illinois College of
New York; in charge of the courses in Accounting ANIMALS, DOMESTICATED
DEARBORN, GEORGE VAN NESS, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology, Tufts College
ANIMALS, MIND IN THE BRUTE
DE LEON, EDWIN W.
Member Insurance Society of New York
DICKINSON, THOMAS H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English, University of Wis-
consin; author of “ The Contemporary Drama of
ALL FOR LOVE
DOLE, NATHAN HASKELL, A.B.
Editor of Tolstoi's “ Collected Works"
Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University FARROW, EDWARD S., C.E.
Consulting Civil and Military Engineer
AMADIS DE GAULA
FOWLER, HENRY T., Ph.D.
Professor of Biblical Literature, Brown University
AMOS, BOOK OF
GARNER, JAMES W., Ph.D.
Professor of Political Economy, University of
SHOREY, PAUL, Ph.D., LL.D.
Head of Greek Department, University of Chicago ANACREON
WERNICKE, PAUL, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics, State College of Kentucky ANALYSIS SITUS
WEST, ANDREW FLEMING, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D.
Dean of the Graduate School, Princeton University
Professor of Education, University of Illinois
Editorial Staff of The Americana
ANIMALS, CHEMICAL SENSE IN
Co-editor “Encyclopedia of Latin America"
President of State Normal School, Florence,
Instructor in English, Columbia University
SPENCER, CHARLES WORTHEN, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in History and Politics, Princeton
STUART, CHARLES LEONARD, B.A.
Editorial Staff of The Americana
WOODWARD, H. E.
Bureau of Chemistry, Washington, D. C. AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY
THORNE, CHARLES EMBREE
Director Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster,
YERKES, ROBERT M., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY
PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION
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