Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations Volume 4-10

Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations Volume 4-10

List price: US$15.62

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...investigations of the grade that our experiment stations must call for in the future. Bnt it is said that these men are not asked to actually do much of the work, but only supervise it. 1 ask you, how can high-grade investigative work bo carried on through subordinates of the class usually given to teachers as helpers in such cases as thist As I understand it, investigation requires in some measure the same play of faculties as does invention; what inventor would be willing to devote his best energies each day to some other line of work, and in lieu of his own powers thus diverted, substitute the work and observation of novicesf If we are to secure the highest resultfroni our station work, our investigators must be put just as close to their subjects matter as is possible and they must stay there from first to last. The investigator who is experimenting with steers or swine must keep close to his animals every day of the trial, not a mere looker-on, but a most careful observer and recorder of every action and every development. He who has growing plants under his charge must stay close with them from the time the seed is put into the ground until the harvest is over and the analyses completed. The, teacher who spends bis time in the class room or at his desk and turns over the care of his animals or his growing crops to subordinates is sure to lose that living connection which must hold between worker and the objects investigated if there is to be any real scientific advancement. Yon might equally well have come to this great Columbian Exposition by proxy. You could readily have secured a young man for a dollar or two a day and expenses who would come here and tramp through these buildings faithfully week after week and send to yon a carefully...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551168
  • 9781236551160