• Animals,  Biography,  Psychology

    Natural history sketches among the carnivora, wild and domesticated,(1885) by Arthur Nicols

    Natural history sketches among the Carnivora, wild and domesticated, with observations on their habits and mental faculties PDF book Excerpt from the book’s introduction: The favourable reception accorded, both by the Press and tbe Public, to my former volume — ” Zoological Notes” —  emboldens me to bope that the present book may also be acceptable to that large class of cultivated readers who take more than a passing and superficial interest in Natural History. My grateful acknowledgments must be expressed to those distinguished Naturalists, travellers, artists, and competent observers who have responded to my inquiries on special points, and have furnished me with numerous valuable facts and incidents.  I…

  • Animals,  Crimes,  Religions,  Superstition

    The criminal prosecution and capital punishment of animals (1906) PDF book by Edward Payson Evans

    Download The criminal prosecution and capital punishment of animals PDF book by Edward Payson Evans  This book illustrates the history of the punishment of animals which is motivated by superstitions and religions The present volume is the result of the revision and expansion of two essays entitled ” Bugs and Beasts Before the Law,” and ” Modern and Mediaeval Punishment,” which appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, in August and September 1884. Since that date the author has collected a vast amount of additional material on the subject, which has also been discussed by other writers in several publications, the most noteworthy of which are Professor Karl von Amira’s Thierstrafen und…

  • Animals,  Bat,  Nature,  Rat

    All about ferrets and rats by Adolph Isaacsen PDF book

    Download All about ferrets and rats by Adolph Isaacsen PDF book (1886) In the following pages we have given a complete review of the ever-important rat exterminating subject, from a practical man’s point of view. The essay on the Ferret has been exhaustively treated, is a special feature of the work, and will be found of great value to the rat-ridden part of the community, as well as to the fancier and naturalist. ” The Hat ” has been handled from a universal point of view, and the book has been prepared from the writer’s practical notes during his thirty years’ study of bats and Hat Extermination. Contents of the…

  • Animals,  Ants,  Biology,  Insects,  Science

    Ants by Julian Huxley Free Biology PDF book (1923 )

    Download Ants by Julian Huxley Free Biology PDF book (1923 )  The social insects in general, and ants in particular, are, with birds and with man, the fine flowers of the tree of life. Had not their advance to greater size and strength been checked through limitations inherent from the first in the fundamentals of insect organization, they might well have evolved into b^eings so formidable as to have held the vertebrates back in their conquest of the land, and forever prevented the development of man. Innumerable comparisons have been made between human society and the social organization of ant, bee, or termite; theories have been advanced and morals pointed,…

  • Animals,  Science,  Zoology

    Animal life; a first book of zoology (with Illustrations) Free PDF book by David Starr

    Animal life; the first book of zoology (with Illustrations) Free PDF book by David Starr Jordan The authors present this book as an elementary account of animal ecology — that is, of the relations of animals to their surroundings and their responsive adaptation to these surroundings. The book takes the observer’s point of view, who is especially concerned with the reasons for the varied structure and habits of animals. To understand how naturally and inevitably all animal form, habit, and life are adapted to the varied circumstances and conditions of animal existence should be the motive of the beginner in this fascinating study. The greatest facts of life, except that…

  • Animals,  Arts,  Reptiles,  Tortoises,  Turtles,  Zoology

    Tortoises, terrapins, and turtles drawn from life book by James de Carle Sowerby (Collection of Drawings)

    Tortoises, terrapins, and turtles drawn from life  book by James de Carle  Sowerby (Collection of Drawings) an illustration from the book We are informed in the original Prospectus that ” The whole of the drawings are from the inimitable pencil of Mr. James Sowerby; and the author feels that he is only doing justice to that distinguished artist in natural objects when he states that in the correctness of delineation, minute and elaborate execution, and taste in the general arrangement of the figures, nothing within the range of zoographical illustration has ever surpassed them. T he Plates will be lithographed by Mr. Lear, colored (so as to form the most…

  • Animals

    Chapters on animals; dogs, cats and horses PDF book With Illustrations by Philip Gilbert Hamerton,

    Chapters on animals; dogs, cats and horses PDF book With Illustrations by Philip Gilbert Hamerton Philip Gilbert Hamerton, an art critic of keen insight and wide reputation, whose writings are remarkable for their attractive style, was born in 1834 and died in 1894. The greater portion of his life was spent in France; the rest of it chiefly in one of the wildest and most beautiful parts of Scotland, where he lived as much as possible among his friends, the animals.  His wife says that “he never could be without a dog,” and the following words, in which he prefaces the book (“Chapters on Animals,” London, 1874) from which these…

  • Animals,  Birds,  Nature,  Science,  Zoology

    Exploring nature with your child (1952 ) PDF book; an introduction to the enjoyment and understanding of nature

    Exploring nature with your child (1952 ) PDF book; an introduction to the enjoyment and understanding of nature with Illustrations by Dorothy Edwards Shuttlesworth A delightful and fascinating guide to Nature’s ways and wonders, telling you and your child what you should know about flowers, trees, birds, animals (wild and tame), insects, reptiles, fish, the heavens and the weather. With over 100 photographs and drawings.Here is a unique and fascinating guide to Nature for parents and children. If you have a child aged four to fourteen and want to help him— or yourself— to understand and enjoy the countless wonders of Nature all about you, this exciting book will show you the…

  • Animals,  Dogs,  Zoology

    All about dogs; a book for doggy people PDF book ( 1900 ) With Illustrations

    All about dogs; a book for doggy people Free PDF book ( 1900 ) by Charles Henry Lane I am told, it is indispensable there should be a Preface to this little work, but I am quite at a loss what to put in it. What I had to say on the subject upon which it treats, I have said in the book, and I am not aware of anything I wish to add or withdraw. I can only hope the perusal of the book may afford as much pleasure to my readers as the writing it has given me, in recalling pleasant memories of many friends, both two and…

  • Animals,  Biology,  Birds,  Encyclopedia,  Nature,  Science,  Zoology

    Download The bird book ( 1914) : illustrating in natural colors more than seven hundred North American birds

    Download The bird book ( 1914): illustrating in natural colors more than seven hundred North American birds Free PDF book When scientific inquiry meets with artistic reproduction, the result is an immersive and informative book. The bird book: illustrating in natural colors more than seven hundred North American birds, also several hundred photographs of their nests and eggs Contents of the book Diving Birds. Order I. Pygopodes 10 Grebes. Family Columbidae 11 Loons. Family Gaviidse 17 Auks, Murres, and Puffins. Family Alcidae 21 Long-winged Swimmers. Order II. Longines 35 Skuas and Jaegers. Family Stercoraridse 35 Gulls and Terns. Family Laridae 38 Skimmers. Family Rynchopidse 58 Tube-nosed Swimmers. Order III. Webinars…