The Fourth Reader of the School and Family Series

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Harper & Brothers, 1860 - 360 páginas

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Abuses of the Digestive OrgansLaws of their Healthy Action
35
The Fable of the Two Bees
38
The Complaint of a Stomach
39
Cornaro the Italian
42
Advantages of Temperance in Diet
44
The Confession
47
The Organs of Circulation and of Respiration
48
A Hymn Air and Exercise XV Abuses of the Lungs
53
The Skinits complicated Mechanism
59
Growth and DecayLife and Death
63
Abuses of the Skin
66
The Years of Mans Life
68
Healtha Letter to Mothers
69
Rest and Sleep XXII Early Rising Extracts from Thomson and Hurdis XXIII The Old Cottage Clock XXIV Health Proverbs 47 48 52 53 63 66 68 69
71
ORNITHOLOGY OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS
77
II Birds
82
BIRDS OF PREY THE FALOON TRIBE IV Habits of the Eagle
90
The Osprey or Sea Eagle
93
The American Eagle
94
Vultures and Owls
96
Song of the
99
1 THE TOOTHEDBILLS
101
The Mockingbird
104
The Bluebird Wilsons Description
106
THE CLEFTBILLS
108
The Fowls of the Air shall Teach thee
112
The Swallow Party
113
The Swallows
116
THE CONEBILLS XVII 77 82 84 90 93 95 96 99 101 101 104 106 108 112 113 116
118
The Songsparrow Pickerings Description of XIX The English Skylark XX The Lark and the Rook
121
THE THINBILLS Hummingbirds etc
122
Lesson Page XXIII III CLIMBERS Toucans Lories Parrots Wrens etc
133
Parrots Campbells Description of
136
The Cuckoo and the Swallow
138
The Cuckoo
139
SCRATCHERS OR POULTRYBIRDS Pheasants Doves
140
The City Dove
145
THE RUNNERS Ostriches Bustards etc
146
THE WADERS Spoonbills Cranes Flamingoes Herons Storks
149
THE SWIMMERS Penguins Auks Pelicans Ducks Gulls Swans
154
The Harmony of Nature
159
Birds of the Sea
160
The Storiny Petrel
161
To a Waterfowl Birds of Passage by Night
162
What is that Mother ? 164
164
The Birds of Heaven
165
Questions to the Birds and their Answers
166
À SouthSea Rookery
168
PART III
171
Introductory View of Botany
174
The Elementary Parts of PlantsCell Life
178
The Roots of Plants Planting
182
Changes produced by Cultivation
185
The Stems of Plants The Baobab Cactus
186
The Banyantree
191
The Leaves of Plants
192

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