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A. The Talipat. B. The Cocoa-nut. C. The Arecn. D. The Palmyra. E. The Banana.

PLANTS,
THE EAKTH & MINEKALS.

THIRD SERIES

CONSECUTIVE LESSONS;

CHARLES BAKER,

AUTHOR OF "THE CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE," "THE SCIENTIFIC
CLASS BOOK," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED WITH EIGHTY-SIX WOODCUTS.

LONDON:

WILLIAM MACINTOSH, 24, PATERNOSTER ROW.
VARTY & COX, EDUCATIONAL DEPOSITORY, 3, ADELAIDE ST., STRAND.

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PREFACE.

The object of this series of books is somewhat different to that of the generality of lesson-books.

Each volume is confined to one subject, or a kindred one arising out of it, and each volume, subject and lesson, is strictly Consecutive, or founded on that which precedes it; at the same time that each is independent of the others.

Each series is copiously illustrated; of the character of these illustrations a very high authority on such matters, P. L. Simmonds, Esq., in the Technologist, has said, they are "good, and what is more to the purpose are truthful."

The Lessons are those of " The Scientific Class Book," and most of them were originally drawn from the writings of authors of acknowledged eminence in their respective departments of science. They thus present to pupils the means of acquiring knowledge from unquestionable sources, by a systematic process, while they afford that variety of style and composition which assists in forming fluent readers.

The volume from which these lessons are reprinted consists of 660 pages of close printing, and upwards of 300 wood-cuts, at a retail price of three shillings and sixpence; but it has been found that the price excludes it from many schools which would adopt it in separate divisions at an appropriate price.

It is hoped that the wishes of the public will be adequately met in the series of which this is the third volume.

The entire Series comprises the following Reading Books:—

I. Man, His Frame And Wants.

II. Animals, Their Nature And Uses.

m. Plants, The Earth, And Minerals.

IV. Cosmography; National And Social Lifb.

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