Handbook of Nature Study: Earth and Sky

by Anna B. Comstock

Description: In the thirteenth section of Handbook of Nature Study the reader is introduced to the rocks and minerals that are common on the surface and the role that water plays in changing the landscape. An examination of the components of the soil follows, along with experiments that help the reader understand the characteristics of the different types of soil. Next comes a substantial segment on weather. Moving to the heavens, a guide to the constellations of summer and winter is presented, together with lessons on the sun and the moon.

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Ages:  12-18
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year Published:  2013
ISBN:  978-1-59915-616-3
Genres:  Natural History, Nature Study

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Table of Contents

1. The Brook
2. How a Brook Drops Its Load 
3. Crystal Growth 
4. Salt 
5. How To Study Minerals 
6. Quartz 
7. Feldspar 
8. Mica 
9. Granite 
10. Calcite, Marble, and Limestone 
11. The Magnet 
12. The Soil 
13. Water Forms 
14. The Weather 
15. Experiments To Show Air Pressure 
16. The Barometer 

17. How To Read Weather Maps
18. The Story of the Stars 
19. How To Begin Star Study 
20. Cassiopeia's Chair, Cepheus, and the Dragon 
21. The Winter Stars 
22. Aldebaran and the Pleiades 
23. The Two Dog Stars, Sirius and Procyon 
24. Capella and the Heavenly Twins 
25. The Stars of Summer 
26. The Sun 
27. The Tropic of Cancer and Planting of the Garden 
28. The Zodiac and Its Signs 
29. The Relations of the Sun to the Earth 
30. How To Make a Sundial 
31. The Moon

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