Field, Forest, and Farm

by Jean Henri Fabre

Description:  Often considered the father of modern entomology, Jean Henri Fabre makes science accessible in Field, Forest, and Farm as Uncle Paul discusses a variety of scientific topics with his band of attentive nephews. These discussions introduce readers to soil and soil-enriching substances, to plants and their various parts, as well as to insects and several different bird species. Uncle Paul also teaches his listeners about plant cultivation and plant-care, offering a full picture of how various life-forms affect and interact with each other.

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Ages:  9-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2013
ISBN:  978-1-59915-888-4
Genres:  Science and Technology, Household Industry

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Table of Contents

1. The Staff of Life
2. The History of Tobacco
3. The Origin of Fertile Soil
4. Different Kinds of Soil
5. Different Kinds of Soil (continued)
6. Potash and Phosphorus
7. Phosphates and Nitrogen
8. Vegetation and the Atmosphere
9. Lime
10. Lime in Agriculture
11. Plaster of Paris
12. Plaster of Paris in Agriculture
13. Natural Fertilizers—Guano
14. The Stalk of the Plant
15. The Root
16. Buds
17. Adventitious Buds
18. Bulbs and Bulblets
19. Tubers—Starch
20. Uses of Starch
21. History of the Potato
22. Ascending Sap
23. Descending Sap
24. Tree-Pruning
25. Pinching—Bud-Nipping
26. Making Fruit Trees Bear
27. The Seed
28. The Seed's Food-Supply
29. Germination
30. The Blossom
31. Pollen

32. The Grain of Wheat
33. Cultivated Plants
34. Different Ways of Propagating
35. Layering
36. Slipping
37. Grafting
38. Grafting (continued)
39. Grafting (concluded)
40. Rotation of Crops
41. Rotation of Crops (continued)
42. Land-Drainage
43. Paring and Burning
44. Wine-Making
45. The Stag-Beetle
46. Sheath-Winged Insects
47. The June-Bug
48. Caterpillars and Butterflies
49. Ants
50. The Ant-Lion
51. Venomous Animals
52. The Phylloxera
53. The Phylloxera (continued)
54. Nocturnal Birds of Prey
55. The Smaller Birds
56. Birds' Nests
57. Migration of Birds
58. Carrier-Pigeons
59. Some Prehistoric Animals
60. The Origin of Coal
61. The Farmer's Helpers
62. The Farmer's Helpers 

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