A Year With Nature (Classic Reprint)

Author: W. Percival Westell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Page: 298

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Excerpt from A Year With Nature IT has been my aim in the various essays included in this volume to write in as simple and unpretentious a manner as possible, and to describe - as it seemed to strike me - that which I have seen and heard in, or know of, the Natural History world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Nature

A Year with Nature

Author: Marty Crump

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A Year with Nature is an almanac like none you’ve ever seen: combining science and aesthetics, it is a daily affirmation of the extraordinary richness of biodiversity and our enduring beguilement by its beauty. With a text by herpetologist and natural history writer Marty Crump and a cornucopia of original illustrations by Bronwyn McIvor, this quirky quotidian reverie gazes across the globe, media, and time as it celebrates date-appropriate natural topics ranging from the founding of the National Park Service to annual strawberry, garlic, shrimp, hummingbird, and black bear festivals. With Crump, we mark the publication of classics like Carson’s Silent Spring and White’s Charlotte’s Web, and even the musical premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. We note the discovery of the structure of DNA and the mountain gorilla, the rise of citizen science projects, and the work of people who’ve shaped how we view and protect nature—from Aristotle to E. O. Wilson. Some days feature US celebrations, like National Poinsettia Day and National Cat Day; others highlight country-specific celebrations, like Australia’s Wombat Day and Thailand’s Monkey Buffet Festival, during which thousands of macaques feast on an ornately arranged spread of fruits and vegetables. Crump also highlights celebrations that span borders, from World Wildlife Conservation Day to International Mountain Day and global festivities for snakes, sea turtles, and chocolate. Interweaving fascinating facts on everything from jellyfish bodies to monthly birth flowers with folkloric entries featuring the Loch Ness Monster, unicorns, and ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology, the almanac is as exhaustive as it is enchanting. A Year with Nature celebrates the wonder and beauty of our natural world as we have expressed it in visual arts, music, literature, science, natural history, and everyday experience. But more than this, the almanac’s vignettes encourage us to contemplate how we can help ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the landscapes and rich biodiversity we so deeply cherish.
Gardening

Under the Open Sky

Author: Samuel Christian Schmucker

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Category: Gardening

Page: 312

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Excerpt from Under the Open Sky: Being a Year With Nature When Nature's year begins - The sun a poor time piece. - Easter comes - Nature's spring plowing. - The revival of life - The meadowlark calls - A bird trick. - Skunk-cabbage sprouts. - The animal that tunnels our lawns - The mole awakes. - Nat ure's use for the mole. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Number of Things

Author: Margaret D. Elliot

Publisher: Gillette Natural History Assn

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Page: 244

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All the Year with Nature

Author: Peter Anderson Graham

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Page: 262

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All the Year with Nature is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1893. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
History

All the Year with Nature

Author: Graham P. Anderson (Peter Anderson)

Publisher: Wentworth Press

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Category: History

Page: 244

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Under the Open Sky Being a Year With Nature

Author: Samuel Christian Schmucker

Publisher: Wentworth Press

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Page: 308

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Neighbours of Field, Wood and Stream

Author: Morton Grinnell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Page: 394

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Excerpt from Neighbours of Field, Wood and Stream: Or Through the Year With Nature's Children Few of us observe with any care the birds that constantly fly past us in broad daylight, while the birds and other animals of the night and those that live in the seclusion of swamp and forest are known only to those who seek them in their haunts. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Juvenile Nonfiction

A Child's Year with Nature - Being Fifty-Two Primary Talks - With Numerous Illustrations by the Author

Author: Margery Haining Briggs

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 358

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"A Child's Year With Nature" is a charming book designed to introduce children to the wonders of nature. It is a classic guide for parents on the various ways they can encourage their children to take an interest in the Great Outdoors, offering suggestions for activities, conversation topics, places to walk, and things to see related to the nature world and the changing of the seasons. "A Child's Year With Nature" is a wonderful volume fit for any family collection. Contents include: "The Stars," "The Moon and the Stars," "Sunbeam, Raindrops, and Rainbow," "Our Dog Friends," "Lambs and Kids," "Sowing the Seed," "Bulbs," "Rooks' Nests," "The Wind and the Hazel Catkins," "Lesser, Calendine, Wood-Sorrel, and Coltsfoot," "Dogs' Eggs and Tadpoles," etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.