The Guide to Nature Volume 5

The Guide to Nature Volume 5

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... our scientific friends, that to understand a subject one must go to the very beginning and study it in all its phases. But the point of view that most surprised us was the persistent inquiry about bringing in wild nature. "/'h do you go back to wildness, why don t you study modern things?" Here was a marked example of a person who could think of nature only as it is adapted to human utilitarian needs. It occurs to us that there may be other would be lovers of nature who ask the same question, and the reply would be, "Vhen you would understand any object in nature. study it in all its phases and in its allied forms." That seems self-evident. But we wonder if there is not here a good suggestion for studying yourself. Go back over the course to the most primitive forms of life. and therein we may better understand what human nature is. The race has climbed the hill to what we call modernism and it is. indeed, refreshing to be able to congratulate ourselves on the accom that, with the aid of the monthly article on the constellations, "1ny eyes have been peering as never before into the depths of the heavens." She has learned a large number of constellations of which she gives a list. In addition to all this. she is making some careful studies of the milky way, with observations of Saturn. Our member says she joined the A. not because of any special scientific-knowledge. but because she had a general love for all nature. That is the right attitude.. real love of nature will produce the knovledge. 'e are pleased with the spirit of this report. The.-. has evi tached to it by a short sprout, another new potato. The old potato is utterly devoid of any other larger sprouts with leaves or roots than those shown in...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866878
  • 9781236866875