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Page 221 - HOME. By CHARLES C. ABBOTT. i2mo. Cloth, $1.50. " The home about which Dr. Abbott rambles is clearly the haunt of fowl and fish, of animal and insect life ; and it is of the habits and nature of these that he discourses pleasantly in this book. Summer and winter, morning and evening, he has been in the open air all the time on the alert for some new revelation of instinct, or feeling, or character on the part of his neighbor creatures. Most that he sees and hears he reports agreeably to us, as it...
Page 220 - The object of this work is to give, in a connected form, a summary of the development of the vegetable kingdom in geological time. To the geologist and botanist the subject is one of importance with reference to their special pursuits, and one on which it has not been easy to find any convenient manual of information. It is hoped that its treatment in the present volume will also be found sufficiently simple and popular to be attractive to the general reader.".
Page 220 - A handsome and deeply interesting volume. ... In all respects the book is excellent. Its arrangement is simple and intelligible, its style bright and alluring. . . . To all who seek an introduction to one of the most attractive branches of folklore, this delightful volume may be warmly commended. — Notes and Queries. F BLOWERS AND THEIR PEDIGREES. By GRANT ALLEN, author of "Vignettes of Nature/
Page 221 - ... the alert for some new revelation of instinct, or feeling, or character on the part of his neighbor creatures. Most that he sees and hears he reports agreeably to us, as it was no doubt delightful to himself. Books like this, which are free from all the technicalities of science, but yet lack little that has scientific value, are well suited to the reading of the young. Their atmosphere is a healthy one for boys in particular to breathe.
Page 223 - Dr. Coulter's ' Plant Relations,' a first text-book of botany, is a wholly admirable work. Both in plan and in structure it is a modern and scientific book. It is heartily recommended.
Page 221 - ... water-snakes, and the predatory animals that withstand the rigor of winter; under ' February ' of frogs and herons, crows and blackbirds ; under ' March ' of gulls and fishes and foxy sparrows, and so on appropriately, instructively, and divertingly through the whole twelve."— The New York Sun. PLAYTIME NATURALIST. By Dr. JE -* TAYLOR, FLS, editor of
Page 223 - CH Gordon, Superintendent of Schools, Lincoln, Neb. " It will surely be a Godsend for those high-school teachers who are struggling with insufficient laboratory equipment, and certainly presents the most readable account of plants of any single elementary book I have seen.
Page 220 - FOLK-LORE OF PLANTS. By TF THISELTON DYER, MA i2mo. Cloth, $1.50. "A handsome and deeply interesting volume. ... In all respects the book is excellent. Its arrangement is simple and intelligible, its style bright and alluring. . . . To all who seek an introduction to one of the most attractive branches of folklore, this delightful volume may be warmly commended.
Page 160 - ... foggy weather. At each discharge the frightened Murres fly from the rock in clouds, nearly every sitting bird taking its egg into the air between its thighs and dropping it after flying a few yards. This was repeatedly observed during our visit and more than once a perfect shower of eggs fell into the water around our boat.