Nature – By Seaside and Wayside II – A Series in Natural Science

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D. C. Heath, Boston, 1937.  Hard cover, 187 pages including New Words and Index.  Boards show edge, corner and spine end wear, soil and small stains.  Binding sound.  Prior owner’s name and address on FEP; remainder of interior clean and unmarked; some age spots and occasional smudge; two pages were dinged at bottom edge resulting in short tears and associated creases.  3 colour illustrations throughout by H. Boylston Dummer and Albert Force.  ‘The chief objective in this volume is to widen the experience of the child and to interest him in observing the great variety of living things about him.  Insects have been given much space, not only because they may be readily observed by all children, and because they are of economic importance, but mainly because they illustrate exceptionally well certain fundamental scientific truths. … The variety and range of organisms, their adaptation to their environment, and their struggle for existence are the fundamental concepts that are here stressed … The original plan of the series – to cover in a general way all of the life forms, as well as to give the pupil a broad understanding of the origin and development of life on the earth … Insects and earthworms represent land life, and the sea worms, barnacles, jellyfishes, and starfishes represent seashore life.’ (from Foreword)

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