The Year Round: A Book of the Out-of-Doors Arranged According to Season

The Year Round: A Book of the Out-of-Doors Arranged According to Season

by Clarence John Hylander


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Nature study has become an important part of a child's education, especially for the home schooled student and field guides are often the staple of such study. However, they usually are individually dedicated to trees, birds, reptiles, flowers, etc. and not found in a simple and comprehensive format. Clarence J. Hylander wrote and illustrated this classic field guide, first published in 1932. It is timeless in its beauty, accuracy, and detail. While it does not utilize the color plates that are so common today, The Year Round is organized by season, which allows the student to look for and find subjects and specimens throughout the year. In his preface, Dr. Hylander states that the purpose of the book is to assist not only the student, but the parent or teacher who does not possess a thorough and complete knowledge of nature to be able to help the child identify what they have seen in the out-of-doors. However, the book is sufficiently simple that the child can also use it by themselves. While the author has aimed the book at the northeast United States, many of the specimens are common throughout the country in other regions as well. The pen and ink drawings have been re-produced and are amazing in their clarity and usefulness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578500904
Publisher: Living Library Press
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 618,857
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

C. J. Hylander (1897-1964) graduated from Yale University with a Ph.D. and was professor of and Chairman of the Botany Department at Colgate University form 1933 to 1943. He was also executive director of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. He was the author of several books on animals and plants.

Table of Contents

Spring - Story of the Tadpole, 3; When Trees Have Flowers, 17; The Birds Return, 28; Pioneers Among the Flowers, 51; The Story of the Caterpillar, 70

Summer - Dwellers in the Damp & Shade, 87; Animals Clad in Armor, 110; Our Furry Friends, 128; Some Tell-Tale Leaves, 134; Exploring the Seashore, 147

Autumn - The Rear Guard of the Flowers, 173; When Plants Travel, 186; What’s What Among the Berries, 195; How Trees Prepare for Winter, 200; How the Animals Prepare for Winter, 205

Winter - What the Earth is Made of, 213; Christmas Trees, 224; The Leafless trees, 233; Our Winter Birds, 251

Appendix, 263

Index, 267

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