Second Book of Botany

Second Book of Botany
Second Book of Botany
Excerpt from Second Book of Botany: A Practical Guide to the Observation and Study of PlantsThis First Book of Botany, for the use of beginners, was designed to cultivate the observing powers of the young by making plants themselves the regular objects of study. It was published three years ago, and adopted by numerous schools, and, upon trial, it proved so satisfactory that there have been frequent and urgent calls for a more advanced book upon the same method. After much delay, which I regret, but have been unable to avoid, a Second Book, carrying out the plan, is now ready, together with an instructive series of Botanical Charts, which will be helpful to both teachers and pupils.In the preface to the First Book, and in an Essay reprinted at the end of the present volume, I have stated the purpose that led to these publications: the present extension of the method affords a suitable occasion for presenting some further considerations in illustration of it. I had two objects in view, one relating to the subject of Botany, and the other to the mental cultivation of the young.As regards tho science itself, it seemed to me to be very badly dealt with in the schools. In many it is not taught at all, and in others it is regarded as a kind of superfluous side-study, of such secondary importance that it matters little in what way it is treated. And so it is subordinated to the school routine, and pursued in a hurried and desultory manner, by books and recitations, and by memorizing second-hand information.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.