Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and Annual Report of the Experimental Station Volume 10

Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and Annual Report of the Experimental Station Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... densely timbered district for one hundred and fifty to two hundred miles; while it reaches Kansas from any of these points through an almost treeless region. Observations have been made in Iowa, and at Chicago, with results corresponding with those noted by Mr. Tice at St. Louis. The beneficial effects of tree shelter in winter, as seen at the West, will probably be found in like degree here in Maine. In summer, trees exert a greater influence in the economy of nature than is seen in their winter The name of Henry Shaw stands deservedly hy the side of that of Georgo Peabody as a public benefactor, he having donated a large, highly Improved, and valuable tract of land to the city of St. Louis, for the purpose of a public park. effect. It comes within my plan to notice some of these effects; but to do so in simplest brevity will be unsatisfactory to you and to me, and fail to do justice to the trees. On an occasion like this, if anywhere outside of a purely scientific effort, we may be allowed to pause, and to offer reverence to the divine spirit of life, as manifest in plants. While we deal with the practical subject of locating and constructing a home, the whole matter of vegetable life so presses upon us, so enters into all our estimates and balances, so far overreaches other considerations, that our choice of location is well nigh made from these intelligible indices of soil and climate. The phenomena of existence in the vegetable world, though in our present condition concealed from us in its essence, are cognizable by our senses in that which it produces, and that from which this product is brought forth. We feel the rushing of the vital current in the joy which pervades our being when in spring it bursts the buds and covers earth with...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672682
  • 9781236672681