Natures Teachings John George Wood

ISBN: 9781108000710

Published: June 27th 2009

Paperback

560 pages


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Natures Teachings  by  John George Wood

Natures Teachings by John George Wood
June 27th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 560 pages | ISBN: 9781108000710 | 8.25 Mb

Natures Teachings, first published in 1877, was one of many books on natural history by J. G. Wood, a Victorian clergyman who was hugely influential in popularising the subject, as well as being the editor of The Boys Own Magazine. Here he examinesMoreNatures Teachings, first published in 1877, was one of many books on natural history by J. G. Wood, a Victorian clergyman who was hugely influential in popularising the subject, as well as being the editor of The Boys Own Magazine.

Here he examines the close parallels between nature and human inventions in areas including seafaring (the raft, paddle and oar), war and hunting (barbs, poisons and projectiles), architecture, tools, optics and acoustics, as well as useful arts including sewage disposal. His text contains over 750 figures and illustrations, and he argues that future great discoveries could be made as a result of careful observations of nature.

Although a contemporary of Darwin, Wood largely ignored the evolution debates and focused on communicating his enthusiasm for the natural world to a non-scientific audience. His successful publications still make fascinating reading for those interested in Victorian culture and the history of education.



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