Chris Packham's Nature Handbook

Author: Chris Packham

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405363975

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Explore the wonders of the natural world with Chris Packham and the RSPB The natural world is on your doorstep; whether you live in the heart of a concrete jungle, or on top of a mountain - so why not explore it? From woodlands to beaches, let Chris Packham take you on a sensory journey through some of the world's key habitats. You'll meet the wildlife that lives there and discover how the natural world really works. Explore the sights, sounds and smells, learn about the plants, animals, weather and ecological processes at work and find out how to interact with the wild while still conserving it. Packed with practical activities for every season and location, so you can learn about and engage with the wildlife around you; from raising butterflies from caterpillars to leaving a bucket of rainwater out to develop into an ecosystem.

Manual of the Practical Naturalist

Or, Directions for Collecting, Preparing, and Preserving Subjects of Natural History

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780341702559


Page: 214

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Manual of the Practical Naturalist

Or Directions for Collecting, Preparing, and Preserving Subjects of Natural History (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666398635

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Excerpt from Manual of the Practical Naturalist: Or Directions for Collecting, Preparing, and Preserving Subjects of Natural History The different branches of human knowledge advance by means of the reciprocal aid which they lend each other. No art but has afforded some discovery useful to the rest, and which they have applied to extend their own limits. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Interpreting Newton

Critical Essays

Author: Andrew Janiak,Eric Schliesser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376769

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars presents research on Isaac Newton and his main philosophical interlocutors and critics. The essays analyze Newton's relation to his contemporaries, especially Barrow, Descartes, Leibniz and Locke and discuss the ways in which a broad range of figures, including Hume, Maclaurin, Maupertuis and Kant, reacted to his thought. The wide range of topics discussed includes the laws of nature, the notion of force, the relation of mathematics to nature, Newton's argument for universal gravitation, his attitude toward philosophical empiricism, his use of 'fluxions', his approach toward measurement problems and his concept of absolute motion, together with new interpretations of Newton's matter theory. The volume concludes with an extended essay that analyzes the changes in physics wrought by Newton's Principia. A substantial introduction and bibliography provide essential reference guides.


A History of the Idea

Author: John S. Wilkins

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520945077

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The complex idea of "species" has evolved over time, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work takes a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. John S. Wilkins explores the essentialist view, a staple of logic from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages to fairly recent times, and considers the idea of species in natural history—a concept often connected to reproduction. Tracing "generative conceptions" of species back through Darwin to Epicurus, Wilkins provides a new perspective on the relationship between philosophical and biological approaches to this concept. He also reviews the array of current definitions. Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental to the past, present, and future of the natural sciences.

The American Boys Handy Book

What to Do and how to Do it

Author: Daniel Carter Beard

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879234492

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 441

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An 1890 manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping.

The American Boy's Handy Book

Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities

Author: Daniel Beard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318974

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Used by generations of Boy Scouts, this classic features scores of projects — from stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows to sculpting snowmen and making sleds. 254 black-and-white figures. 63 illustrations.


Author: Linnean Society of London

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

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