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Geology: An Elementary Science Manual
     

Geology: An Elementary Science Manual

by James Geikie
 

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The Manuals of this series are intended to serve two somewhat different purposes: (1) They are designed, in the first place, for Self-instruction, and will present, in a form suitable for private study, the main subjects entering into an enlightened education; so that young persons in earnest about self-culture may be able to master them for themselves. (2) The

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The Manuals of this series are intended to serve two somewhat different purposes: (1) They are designed, in the first place, for Self-instruction, and will present, in a form suitable for private study, the main subjects entering into an enlightened education; so that young persons in earnest about self-culture may be able to master them for themselves. (2) The other purpose of the Manuals is, to serve as Text-books in Schools. The mode of treatment naturally adopted in what is to be studied without a teacher, so far from being a drawback in a school-manual, will, it is believed, be a positive advantage. Instead of a number of abrupt statements being presented, to be taken on trust and learned, as has been the usual method in school-teaching; the subject is made, as far as possible, to unfold itself gradually, as if the pupil were discovering the principles himself, the chief function of the book being, to bring the materials before him, and to guide him by the shortest road to the discovery. This is now acknowledged to be the only profitable method of acquiring knowledge, whether as regards self-instruction or learning at school. For simplification in teaching, the subject has been divided into sub-sections or articles, which are numbered continuously; and a series of Questions, in corresponding divisions, has been appended. These Questions, while they will enable the private student to test for himself how far he has mastered the several parts of the subject as he proceeds, will serve the teacher of a class as specimens of the more detailed and varied examination to which he should subject his pupils.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012383600
Publisher:
Petra Books
Publication date:
03/26/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
727 KB

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