An account given of the lives of five great naturalists (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Vesalius and Harvey) will not be found devoid of interest. The work of each one of them marked a definite advance in the science of Biology.
There is often among students of anatomy and physiology a tendency to imagine that the facts with which they are now being made familiar have all been established by recent observation and experiment. But even the slight knowledge of the history of Biology, which may be obtained from a perusal of this little book, will show that, so far from such being the cas...
The story of a plucky, optimistic newsboy, Michael O’Halloran, who has been orphaned from a young age and asks nothing of the world but to “Be Square!” This is a warm and joyous story of how Michael makes life sunnier for those around him, bringing joy to all who know him.
Gene Stratton Porter
Copyright 1915, 1916
I. Happy Home in Sunrise Alley II. Moccasins and Lady Slippers III. ...
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THE HEART OF NATURE
THE QUEST FOR NATURAL BEAUTY
BY SIR FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E. PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY AUTHOR OF "THE HEART OF A CONTINENT"
LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET 1921
Preface ix x Introduction xv...
Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell was a volume of poetry published jointly by the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne in 1846, and their first work to ever go in print. To evade contemporary prejudice against female writers, the Bronte sisters adopted androgynous first names. Marked by profound sentiments, gravity and melodious harmony, the poems are strewn on the fields of soulful love, rueful reminiscence and the immortal yearnings of a Christian soul, and represent a fragrant assemblage of noetic flowers from the glebes of olden England. For those not familiar with the Br...
First published in 1894, this wonderful travelogue by a famed naturalist and conservationist still remains a book that delights and informs its readers.
The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography, geology, botany, biology and sheer love of the magical planet we live in. His descrip...
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LITTLE TALES OF THE DESERT
ETHEL TWYCROSS FOSTER, L. L. B.
Member Suffolk Bar
HERNANDO G. VILLA
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR
LOS ANGELES, CAL.
COPYRIGHT 1913 BY ETHEL T. FOSTER
KINGSLEY, MASON AND COLLINS CO. PRINTERS AND BINDERS LOS ANGELES
CHRISTMAS ON THE DESERT 5 TRADE RATS...