Bulletin of the Michigan Ornithological Club Volume 1-3

Bulletin of the Michigan Ornithological Club Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... strictly to scientific nomenclature prepared us somewhat, and we were not quite so much taken aback as we might have been at the delightful audacity which precipitates the student from the Ruby throat to the Crow; from the Robin to the Chimney Swift, etc. It takes just a little time for the rigid classiticaioiiist--if we may coin the word---to get into line, so to say, but the cheery vein which permeates the book from cover to cover, quickly bring us into imaginary contact with the writer and thi'ough her, with her pets, and we read on with renewed zest An illus tration is given with almost every bird and in many in st-anccs, also of the insects of which they are more particularly fond. This is asuhjcct to which inuch attention is given, and must tell strongly in favor of the birds. (, 'onipai-isoiis are given of feet, wings, tails and beaks, together with much important detail; but in no instance does the authorcss lapse into rt style which would tend to make the reading of the book too heavy for youthful students However, as we proceed, it is interesting to note hov Miss.lerriani gmtluztlly comes under the sway of the inevitable, until by the time the "Raptores" are reached, we have practically a scientific sequence; and so on with the "Varblers." To us the book is simply beyond criticism; it is essentially a book for the young, and it is to the rising generation, in these days, that we must look for that public sentiment which will be so all-powerful in aiding to enforce the laws for the protection of our wild birds, This does not by any means imply that much pleasure--: ind profit too--cannot be derived from the perusing of the work bv the more advanced ornithologist. Ve would strongly advocate that "Birds...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673906X
  • 9781236739063