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A Bird Calendar For Northern India

  [english | 1916]  

Douglas Dewar


Excerpts: [... or absence of the voices of these latter which imparts distinctive features to the minstrelsy of every month of the year. In January the sprightly ...... The shape of the tail, however, enables the observer to distinguish between the two species at a glance. The tail of the kite is long and forked, while ...... and March are the months in which to look for the eggs of the wood-owl. ...]
Genres: [natureDownloads: 292

A Birding On A Bronco

  [english | 1896]  

Florence Merriam


Excerpts: [... with a gleam in his eye and later, when I had done that, from the top of a peak at the foot of the valley he pointed out the distant blue mountains ...... about the branches, darting up for insects or chasing down by his nose after falling millers. One morning the ranchman's little girl rode over to ...... and his mate, and I must turn my glass on them. She came first, with long ...]
Genres: [nature | non fictionDownloads: 236

A Description Of The Bar And Frame Hive

  [english | 1844]  

W Augustus Munn


Summary: [A Description Of The Bar And Frame Hive by W Augustus Munn. By first giving a general description of the bar-and-frame-hive the details of its construction can be better explained afterwards. An oblong box is formed of well seasoned wood of an inch in thickness about thirty inches long sixteen inches high and twelve inches broad but the size may be varied to suit the convenience or taste of ...]
Genres: [instructional | science | natureDownloads: 411

A Lady Life In The Rocky Mountains

  [english | ]  

Isabella Bird


Excerpts: [... wall in the town, and great pines stood out, sharp and clear cut, against a sky in which a moon and stars were shining frostily. It was a sharp frost ...... solitary, glaring frame houses, where coarse, greasy meals, infested by lazy flies, were provided at a dollar per head. By evening we were running across ...... or consumption of intoxicating liquor, and I hear that the men of ...]
Genres: [travel | essays | natureDownloads: 22

About Orchids

  [english | 1893]  

Frederick Boyle


Summary: [Fertilisation of Orchids is a book by Charles Darwin published on 15 May 1862 under the full explanatory title On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects and on the good effects of intercrossing. Darwins previous book On the Origin of Species had briefly mentioned evolutionary interactions between insects and the plants they fertilised and this new ...]
Genres: [essays | natureDownloads: 71

Adventures In Contentment

  [english | 1907]  

David Grayson


Excerpts: [... was walking free in the furrows-that the weak tears filled my eyes, the first I had shed in many years. Then I thought of sitting in quiet thickets ...... for him. The processes seemed curiously unconvincing, like a game in which the important part is to keep from laughing and yet when I thought of laughing ...... unbridled indulgence of the passion of possession, and how like ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | natureDownloads: 416

Adventures In Friendship

  [english | 1910]  

David Grayson


Summary: [Adventures in contentment.--Adventures in friendship.--The freindly road.]
Genres: [fiction and literature | short story collection | natureDownloads: 406

Agriculture For Beginners

  [english | 1903]  

Charles William Burkett


Excerpts: [... fell as snow. No one knows what made this long winter of snow, but we do know that snows piled on snows until mountains of white were built up. The lower ...... under which to keep his manure, he should scatter it on his fields as fast as it is made. [Illustration: FIG. 15. THE COTTON PLANT WITH AND WITHOUT ...... wheat or cotton year after year. This is not a good practice and ...]
Genres: [instructional | natureDownloads: 95

Amateur Fish Culture

  [english | 1901]  

Charles Edward Walker


Summary: [Amateur Fish Culture by Charles Edward Walker. Learn the fine art of raising fish in your own pond or body of water. From the book My aim in this little book has been to give information and hints which will prove useful to the amateur. Some of the plans and apparatus suggested would not be suitable for fish culture on a large scale but my object has been to confine myself entirely to operations ...]
Genres: [instructional | natureDownloads: 433

Among The Farmyard People

  [english | 1899]  

Clara Dillingham Pierson


Excerpts: [... know the Doves stay at home all winter, and so it makes a great change when their neighbors, the Swallows, return. They are firm friends in spite of ...... while on top of these buildings were large bells singing, 'Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong.'. I don't think that was a very pretty song, said ...... that day to this, nobody in the poultry yard has ever spoken of the shiny egg, ...]
Genres: [young readers | nature | fiction and literatureDownloads: 304

Among The Mushrooms

  [english | 1900]  

Caroline Burgin


Excerpts: [... reward us during our strolls, but there are plants to be found and gathered, and when these fail us, then the bright-hued mushrooms may arrest our attention. ...... felt, from which the fruit arises at its extreme edge the soil in the inner part of the disc is exhausted, and the spawn dies or becomes effete ...... grows the stem lengthens, the cap expands and bursts the veil that ...]
Genres: [natureDownloads: 267

Among The Night People

  [english | ]  

Clara Dillingham Pierson


Excerpts: [... but who would not run on an errand alone after the lamps were lighted. They never seemed to think what a beautiful, restful, growing time the night is ...... the water with their heads just below the surface and their tails down. When a Wiggler is old enough for this, he is called a Pupa, or half-grown one. There ...... with the scent of wild violets and every one was happy. ...]
Genres: [young readers | natureDownloads: 148

Among The Trees At Elmridge

  [english | ]  

Ella Rodman Church


Excerpts: [... quality of charcoal, and in many parts of England the tree is raised for this express purpose. 'The abode of the charcoal-burner,' says an English ...... of some of our most valuable herbs were first discovered by the Indians, and, as they never had any grocery-stores, the presence of trees ...... tree.. I know something else about our elms, said Malcolm: some of the roots are on ...]
Genres: [natureDownloads: 412

Angling Sketches

  [english | 1895]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... instinct, without the inherited power. I may have had a fishing ancestor who bequeathed to me the passion without the art. My vocation is fixed, and ...... a parr came into the shoal, and we had bright visions of alluring that monarch of the deep. But the parr disdained our baits, and for months I dreamed ...... the water where trout were rising, and the rise was always capricious. ...]
Genres: [nature | essaysDownloads: 480

Animal Ghosts

  [english | 1913]  

Elliott Odonnell


Summary: [i only read one chapter of this book it is not what i expected it to be. there is no way that the stories in this book are actually true. it should be considered fiction.read if you like the supernatural]
Genres: [ghost stories | nature | audiobookDownloads: 384

Animal Heroes

  [english | ]  

Ernest Thompson Seton


Excerpts: [... but the night. A sudden noise, a growl and a rush, were the first notice she had that she was cut off by her old enemy, the Wharf Dog. There was ...... ow. in deep tone. Ya-a-a-a-a. screamed the Black, with intent to strike terror by his yell but he retreated one sixteenth of an inch. The Yellow ...... basket-lid. The Royal Cat was lifted into a Rumble-shaker of the old familiar ...]
Genres: [nature | young readers | short story collectionDownloads: 130

Astronomy For Amateurs

  [english | 1910]  

Camille Flamarrion


Excerpts: [... And the part they are called to play in the education of our children is so vast, and so important, that the elements of Astronomy might well be taught ...... But whether it be noon or midnight, the stars always occupy the same position in the Heavens, even when, dazzled by the ardent light of the orb of day, ...... category of variable stars which we shall study later on. All the ...]
Genres: [natureDownloads: 143

Bear Brownie

  [english | 1913]  

H Perry Robinson


Summary: [Bear Brownie The Life Of A Bear by H P Robinson. The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge.]
Genres: [natureDownloads: 149

Bears I Have Met And Others

  [english | 1903]  

Allen Kelly


Excerpts: [... his disposition has been maligned ever since the female of his species came out of the woods to rebuke irreverence to smooth-pated age. Every man's hand ...... up and liberally sprinkled with blood for yards around. The men carried Jabine to the nearest mining camp, whence others went to bring in the body ...... up formidably in the dusk of an evening when I saw him feasting, forty ...]
Genres: [nature | history | adventureDownloads: 312

Biography Of A Grizzly

  [english | 1899]  

Ernest Thompson Seton


Excerpts: [... Ernest Seton-Thompson. Produced by Juliet Sutherland, David Widger and PG Distributed Proofreaders from images generously made available ...... they all snuggled around her and went to sleep, with their little brown paws curled in, and their little black noses tucked into their wool as though ...... Mooney and Frizzle sank in dying agonies beside her, and Wahb, terrified and ...]
Genres: [nature | audiobookDownloads: 278
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