The Naturalist and Collector Volume 1

The Naturalist and Collector Volume 1

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ..."Variety is the spice of life" and nowhere more so than in a maga zine. A style adopted and rigidly carried out, in time, becomes monotonous. A conventional style of writing and typography appears in the journals to the exclusion of what, while not necessarily of a superior nature, but which neverthe_less occasionally inserted would form a pleasing contrast to the stif f form of modern scientific articles. The general run of articles as published are of a too ultra-conventionalistic scientific form. Nothing appears in what may be termed an O0logist's monthly, but simply staid. time-worn descriptive articles. Were a few short, but timely articles on the new discoveries in the various fields of science occasionally inserted, they would form a pleasing feature of what is otherwise so conventional as to be almost unbearably monotonous--they not diminishing the interest in the particular branch to which the magazine may be devoted--, but only refreshing the wearied mind. and making the leading articles more enjoyable by the change. A short poem, or story with Naturalistic tendencies helps to brighten the often too dry pages of a scientific magazine, and awaken new interest in literary fie1ds--so necessary to a full comprehension of the more intricate and philosophical branches of science. We shall endeavor to keep the NATURALIST AND Connncron out of the rut of conventionalism and while not approaching impressionism to make its pages attractive and interesting to all who read it. i 1' i Our next issue will be approximately what the conceptions of our readers deem a magazine should b e. lt will be the most interesting number of a. Naturalist's m agazine ever published. Besides the continuance of articles in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809548
  • 9781236809544