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Stories of Our Western Birds, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Stories of Our Western Birds, Vol. 9IT is a matter of common notice that bird-life offers the most attractive outdoor object of interest to the average schoolboy. The almost human personality of birds, their varied form and color, their ceaseless activity, their evasiveness, - a11 conspire to arouse an intense curiosity. And why should we not en courage this curiosity? Ii properly directed, it is certainly a valuable and ready incentive, to be seized up courage this curiosity? Ii properly directed, it is certainly a valuable and ready incentive, to be seized upon and harnessed into the process of education. The keenness and accuracy of observation cultivated by the overcoming of that very elusive ness so characteristic of birds, will remain long after the bird itself is forgotten. It is a significant fact that many of our greatest scientists and professional men admit their earliest active interest to have been in bird-study, to which stage in their mental development we may attribute a good part of that training so invaluable in their later more serious lines of work. In the following simple descriptives, my mother and I have tried to help arouse and direct interest in bird-study among school-children, as well as, possibly, older folks. It has been our aim to present a fair amount of information, but diluted with enough of the commonplace, so as not to balk the most timid spirit of inquiry. We want the reader to finish each.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. read more