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Handbook of Nature Study

Handbook of Nature Study

  • Author: Anna Botsford Comstock
  • Publisher: Ravenio Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 961
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NATURE-STUDY is, despite all discussions and perversions, a study of nature; it consists of simple, truthful observations that may, like beads on a string, finally be threaded upon the understanding and thus held together as a logical and harmonious whole. Therefore, the object of the nature-study teacher should be to cultivate in the children powers of accurate observation and to build up within them, understanding. FIRST, but not most important, nature-study gives the child practical and helpful knowledge. It makes him familiar with nature’s ways and forces, so that he is not so helpless in the presence of natural misfortune and disasters. Nature-study cultivates the child’s imagination since there are so many wonderful and true stories that he may read with his own eyes, which affect his imagination as much as does fairy lore; at the same time nature-study cultivates in him a perception and a regard for what is true, and the power to express it. All things seem possible in nature; yet this seeming is always guarded by the eager quest of what is true. Perhaps, half the falsehood in the world is due to lack of power to detect the truth and to express it. Nature-study aids both in discernment and expression of things as they are. Nature-study cultivates in the child a love of the beautiful; it brings to him early a perception of color, form and music. He sees whatever there is in his environment, whether it be the thunder-head piled up in the western sky, or the golden flash of the oriole in the elm; whether it be the purple of the shadows on the snow, or the azure glint on the wing of the little butterfly. Also, what there is of sound, he hears; he reads the music score of the bird orchestra, separating each part and knowing which bird sings it. And the patter of the rain, the gurgle of the brook, the sighing of the wind in the pine, he notes and loves and becomes enriched thereby. But, more than all, nature-study gives the child a sense of companionship with life out of doors and an abiding love of nature. Let this latter be the teacher’s criterion for judging his or her work. If nature-study as taught does not make the child love nature and the out-of-doors, then it should cease. Let us not inflict permanent injury on the child by turning him away from nature instead of toward it. However, if the love of nature is in the teacher’s heart, there is no danger; such a teacher, no matter by what method, takes the child gently by the hand and walks with him in paths that lead to the seeing and comprehending of what he may find beneath his feet or above his head. And these paths whether they lead among the lowliest plants, or whether to the stars, finally converge and bring the wanderer to that serene peace and hopeful faith that is the sure inheritance of all those who realize fully that they are working units of this wonderful universe.

A Nature Study Guide (Yesterday's Classics)

A Nature Study Guide (Yesterday's Classics)

  • Author: W. S. Furneaux
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781633340381
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 422
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An indispensable guide for teachers in the method of nature study that will inform their efforts to bring children in direct contact with things, to cultivate the habit of careful observation and discrimination, to create a living interest in the surroundings, and to encourage independent thought. Includes a full explanation of the benefits of nature study, the way to conduct nature lessons indoors and a full range of seasonal studies outside, as well as the preparation and management of valuable aids to the study of nature, such as the aquarium, the terrarium, the garden, and museum. Strongly recommended as a companion to Anna Botsford Comstock's The Handbook of Nature Study.

Handbook of Rural Studies

Handbook of Rural Studies

  • Author: Paul Cloke,Terry Marsden,Patrick Mooney
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761973324
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 511
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'This is a unique interpretation of rural issues that will become essential reference for students, scholars, politicians, developers and rural activists...' - Imre Kovach, President, European Society for Rural Sociology, Research director, Institute for Political Sciences, Budapest

Hours in the Out-of-Doors

Hours in the Out-of-Doors

A Charlotte Mason Nature Study Handbook

  • Author: Sonya Shafer,Karen Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781616340421
  • Category:
  • Page: 76
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The Nature-study Idea

The Nature-study Idea

An Interpretation of the New School-movement to Put the Young Into Relation and Sympathy with Nature

  • Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature study
  • Page: 246
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The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

  • Author: Pashaura Singh,Louis E. Fenech
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199699305
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 656
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This handbook innovatively combines the ways in which scholars diverse fields (including philosophy, psychology, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics) have integrated the study of Sikhism within critical and postcolonial perspectives on the nature of religion.

The Handbook of Nature

The Handbook of Nature

  • Author: Frank R. Spellman,Joni Price-Bayer
  • Publisher: Government Institutes
  • ISBN: 1605907731
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 463
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In The Handbook of Nature, authors Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer provide a comprehensive guide to the study of nature in terms the layperson can grasp easily. This accessible reference work is for the non-specialist looking for quick, accurate information on all aspects of the study of nature.

The Science Education of American Girls

The Science Education of American Girls

A Historical Perspective

  • Author: Kim Tolley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135339279
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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The Science Education of American Girls provides a comparative analysis of the science education of adolescent boys and girls, and analyzes the evolution of girls' scientific interests from the antebellum era through the twentieth century. Kim Tolley expands the understanding of the structural and cultural obstacles that emerged to transform what, in the early nineteenth century, was regarded as a "girl's subject." As the form and content of pre-college science education developed, Tolley argues, direct competition between the sexes increased. Subsequently, the cultural construction of science as a male subject limited access and opportunity for girls.

Handbook of Nature Study Suggestions for Grammar Grades

Handbook of Nature Study Suggestions for Grammar Grades

  • Author: Dudley Grant Hays
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 80
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Handbook of Nature-Inspired and Innovative Computing

Handbook of Nature-Inspired and Innovative Computing

Integrating Classical Models with Emerging Technologies

  • Author: Albert Y. Zomaya
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387405322
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 736
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As computing devices proliferate, demand increases for an understanding of emerging computing paradigms and models based on natural phenomena. Neural networks, evolution-based models, quantum computing, and DNA-based computing and simulations are all a necessary part of modern computing analysis and systems development. Vast literature exists on these new paradigms and their implications for a wide array of applications. This comprehensive handbook, the first of its kind to address the connection between nature-inspired and traditional computational paradigms, is a repository of case studies dealing with different problems in computing and solutions to these problems based on nature-inspired paradigms. The "Handbook of Nature-Inspired and Innovative Computing: Integrating Classical Models with Emerging Technologies" is an essential compilation of models, methods, and algorithms for researchers, professionals, and advanced-level students working in all areas of computer science, IT, biocomputing, and network engineering.