Handbook of Nature-Study, Part 1 cover

Handbook of Nature-Study, Part 1

Anna Botsford Comstock (1854-1930)

1. 01 - Part I: "What Nature-Study is" to "The Relation of Nature-Study to Science"
2. 02 - Part I: "Nature-Study not for Drill" to "The Story as a Supplement to the Nature-Study Lesson"
3. 03 - Part I: "The Nature-Study Attitude toward Life and Death" to "Pets as Nature-Study Subjects"
4. 04 - Part I: "The Correlation of Nature-Study with Language Work" to "Gardening and Nature-Study"
5. 05 - Part I: "Nature-Study and Agriculture" to "How to Use this Book"
6. 06 - Part II: Chapter I: Bird Study Intro & Beginning Bird Study in the Primary Grades
7. 07 - Part II: Chapter I: Feathers as Clothing
8. 08 - Part II: Chapter I: Feathers as Ornament
9. 09 - Part II: Chapter I: How Birds Fly
10. 10 - Part II: Chapter I: Eyes and Ears of Birds
11. 11 - Part II: Chapter I: The Form and Use of Beaks
12. 12 - Part II: Chapter I: The Feet of Birds
13. 13 - Part II: Chapter I: Chicken Ways
14. 14 - Part II: Chapter I: Pigeons
15. 15 - Part II: Chapter I: The Canary and the Goldfinch
16. 16 - Part II: Chapter I: The Robin
17. 17 - Part II: Chapter I: The Bluebird
18. 18 - Part II: Chapter I: The White-breasted Nuthatch
19. 19 - Part II: Chapter I: The Chickadee
20. 20 - Part II: Chapter I: The Downy Woodpecker
21. 21 - Part II: Chapter I: The Sapsucker
22. 22 - Part II: Chapter I: The Redheaded Woodpecker
23. 23 - Part II: Chapter I: The Flicker or Yellow-hammer
24. 24 - Part II: Chapter I: The Meadowlark
25. 25 - Part II: Chapter I: The English Sparrow
26. 26 - Part II: Chapter I: The Chipping Sparrow
27. 27 - Part II: Chapter I: The Song Sparrow
28. 28 - Part II: Chapter I: The Mockingbird
29. 29 - Part II: Chapter I: The Catbird
30. 30 - Part II: Chapter I: The Belted Kingfisher
31. 31 - Part II: Chapter I: The Screech Owl
32. 32 - Part II: Chapter I: The Red Shouldered and Red Tailed Hawks
33. 33 - Part II: Chapter I: The Swallows and the Chimney Swift
34. 34 - Part II: Chapter I: The Hummingbird
35. 35 - Part II: Chapter I: The Red-winged Blackbird
36. 36 - Part II: Chapter I: The Baltimore Oriole
37. 37 - Part II: Chapter I: The Crow
38. 38 - Part II: Chapter I: The Cardinal Grosbeak
39. 39 - Part II: Chapter I: Geese
40. 40 - Part II: Chapter I: The Turkey
41. 41 - Part II: Chapter I: The Study of Birds' Nests in Winter

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Summary

Handbook of Nature-Study was written by Anna Botsford Comstock during an era of growing societal concern for man's treatment of the natural world. Out of this concern grew the nature study movement which sought to teach science to school children (and others) through direct observation of nature by the students themselves instead of by the study of nature books. The book is written as a guide for teachers instructing their classes in nature study and includes a wealth of information about plants, animals, the earth, and the sky along with suggestions for guiding students in their observations. Today, both students and teachers will find the clear, uncomplicated but detailed descriptions of the natural world fascinating and educationally inspiring.This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study.