The Child's Book of Nature (Google eBook)

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Harper & brothers, 1857 - Science
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Page 49 - For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Page 39 - Flowers of the cypress-vine. this way sheltered in its green covering from the sun. It sometimes, when the weather is very hot, shuts itself up as early as nine o'clock in the morning. Some flowers hang down their heads at night as if they were nodding in their sleep. But in the morning they lift them up again to welcome the light. Some flowers have a particular time to open. The evening primrose does not open till evening, and hence comes its name. The flower called four o'clock opens at that hour...
Page 1 - THE CHILD'S BOOK OF NATURE. For the Use of Families and Schools ; intended to aid Mothers and Teachers in training Children in the Observation of Nature. In Three Parts.
Page 42 - Through spring, summer, and autumn we have a constant succession of flowers, each having its own season, and opening at its appointed time every year. God has kindly provided us with beautiful things to look upon, in the garden and in the field, during all the warmer months of the year. Let us thank Him for his goodness.
Page 90 - Now, in these little buds are locked up all the leaves and flowers that are to come out the next spring. The precious treasures of another year are there, and they must be kept safe through the winter ; and therefore they have coverings to guard them from the cold. 5. These coverings have been called by some one "the winter cradle of the buds " ; and a good name it is for them.
Page 16 - Shut in within those walls away from all his friends, not permitted to interest himself with either reading or writing, he was glad to have this little living thing to watch over and love. Every day when he walked in the court he spent much time in looking at it. He soon saw some buds. He watched them as they grew larger and larger, and longed to see them open.
Page 35 - I'm found, Peeping just above the ground, And my stalk is covered flat, With a white and yellow hat. Little...
Page 18 - ... her than all the rare and brilliant flowers that filled her hot-houses./ She thought a good deal, therefore, of the prisoner that took such care of his one flower. She inquired about him, and after a little time persuaded the Emperor IH Chorney takes his plant home.
Page 79 - This moisture that is breathed out from the leaves makes the air soft, while the fragrance of the flowers makes it balmy. Each leaf yields but a little water, and so does but little good in this way. But there are so many leaves that a great deal of water comes from all of them. It ^uts me in mind of the Scotch proverb, " Many a little makes a muckle.
Page 66 - The openings of these sweat-glands are arranged somewhat regularly, as may be seen by a common magnifying-glass, especially on the palms of the hands, between the ridges of the skin. On the sole of the foot and the palm of the hand, they are very numerous, there...

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