A Source Book of Biological Nature-study

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University of Chicago Press, 1919 - Natural history - 503 pages
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Page 373 - Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower— but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 170 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Page 375 - In all places, then, and in all seasons, Flowers expand their light and soul-like wings, Teaching us, by most persuasive reasons, How akin they are to human things.
Page 364 - ... descriptions there given determine what kind of tree it is. Section. Trees with needles, or scale-like leaves, mostly evergreens, bearing cones... I Trees with broad leaves. Leaves simple Alternately attached to twigs. With toothed edges II Edges neither toothed nor notched Ill Opposite on twigs. With toothed edges IV Edges neither toothed nor notched V Leaves compound. Alternately attached to twigs VI Opposite on twigs VII THE CONIFEROUS1 TREES. I. Trees with Needles, or Scale-like Leaves, Mostly...
Page 263 - Wheresoe'er they move, before them Swarms the stinging fly, the Ahmo, Swarms the bee, the honey-maker ; Wheresoe'er they tread, beneath them Springs a flower unknown among us. Springs the White Man's Foot in blossom.
Page 213 - ... Bobolink's, for these five feet carry him beyond the bounds of time and space into the mysterious realm of sleep, of suspended life, to the very gates of death. That he will return with Bobolink, that he will come up alive with the spring out of this dark way, is very strange. For he went in most meagrely prepared. He took nothing with him, apparently. The muskrat built him a house, and under the spreading ice turned all the meadow into a well-stocked cellar. The beaver built a dam, cut and anchored...
Page 365 - Cedar c. Cones berry-like (showing no separation into scaly parts). Leaves either short, scale-like, and sharp-pointed, or much longer, needle-like, standing out loosely, and attached in pairs or in threes on the twigs (Juniperus) Juniper THE BROADLEAF TREES. II- Leaves Simple, Alternate, with Toothed Edges. A.
Page 372 - The diminished flow of the Rock River in Wisconsin and Illinois, and Its relation to the surrounding forests.
Page 167 - LO Howard, chief of the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, and...

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