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A Book of Natural History: Young Folks' Library Volume XIV.

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Book of Natural History, by VariousThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: A Book of Natural History Young Folks' Library Volume XIV.Author: VariousEditor: David Starr JordanRelease Date: April 28, 2006 [EBook #18274]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: UTF-8*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORY ***Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Paul Ereaut, Laura Wisewelland the Online Distributed Proofreading Team athttp://www.pgdp.net +--------------------------------------------------------------+ | YOUNG FOLKS' | | | | LIBRARY | | SELECTIONS FROM THE CHOICEST LITERATURE OF ALL LANDS: | | FOLK-LORE, FAIRY TALES, FABLES, LEGENDS, NATURAL | | HISTORY, WONDERS OF EARTH, SEA AND SKY, | | ANIMAL STORIES, SEA TALES, BRAVE DEEDS, | | EXPLORATIONS, STORIES OF SCHOOL AND | | COLLEGE LIFE, BIOGRAPHY, | | HISTORY, PATRIOTIC | | ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Book of Natural History, by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: A Book of Natural History Young Folks' Library Volume XIV. Author: Various Editor: David Starr Jordan Release Date: April 28, 2006 [EBook #18274] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORY *** Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Paul Ereaut, Laura Wisewell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net +--------------------------------------------------------------+ | YOUNG FOLKS' | | | | LIBRARY | | | | SELECTIONS FROM THE CHOICEST LITERATURE OF ALL LANDS: | | FOLK-LORE, FAIRY TALES, FABLES, LEGENDS, NATURAL | | HISTORY, WONDERS OF EARTH, SEA AND SKY, | | ANIMAL STORIES, SEA TALES, BRAVE DEEDS, | | EXPLORATIONS, STORIES OF SCHOOL AND | | COLLEGE LIFE, BIOGRAPHY, | | HISTORY, PATRIOTIC | | ELOQUENCE, POETRY | | | | THIRD EDITION | | REVISED IN CONFERENCE BY | | | | THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, | | PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEWETT TUCKER, | | HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE, HENRY | | VAN DYKE, NATHAN HASKELL DOLE | | _TWENTY VOLUMES_ _RICHLY ILLUSTRATED_ | | | | BOSTON | | HALL AND LOCKE COMPANY | | PUBLISHERS | +--------------------------------------------------------------+ COPYRIGHT, 1902, BY HALL & LOCKE COMPANY. BOSTON, U. S. A. Stanhope Press F. H. GILSON COMPANY BOSTON, U. S. A. EDITORIAL BOARD THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH, Editor-in-chief, Author, poet, former editor _Atlantic Monthly_, Boston, Mass. The HON. GEORGE FRISBIE HOAR, United States Senator, Worcester, Mass. The HON. JOHN D. LONG, Secretary of the United States Navy, Boston. HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE, LL.D., Author, literarian, associate editor _The Outlook_, New York. ERNEST THOMPSON-SETON, Artist, author, New York. JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE, Author, poet, and editor, Arlington, Mass. The REVEREND CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY, Archdeacon, author, Philadelphia. JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS, Humorous writer, Atlanta, Ga. MARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD, Historical novelist, Chicago. LAURA E. RICHARDS, Author, Gardiner, Me. ROSWELL FIELD, Author, editor _The Evening Post_, Chicago. TUDOR JENKS, Author, associate editor _Saint Nicholas_, New York. GEORGE A. HENTY, Traveller, author, London, England. KIRK MUNROE, Writer of stories for boys, Cocoanut Grove, Fla. EDITH M. THOMAS, Poet, West New Brighton, N.Y. CAROLINE TICKNOR, Author, editor, Boston. WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER, D.D., LL.D., President Chicago University. DAVID STARR JORDAN, M.D., LL.D., President Leland Stanford Junior University, naturalist, writer, Stanford University, Cal. CHARLES ELIOT NORTON, A.M., LL.D., etc., Scholar, author, Emeritus Professor of Art at Harvard University. HENRY VAN DYKE, D.D., LL.D., Clergyman, author, Professor Princeton University. The REVEREND THOMAS J. SHAHAN, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Professor of Early Ecclesiastical History, Catholic University, Washington, D.C. WILLIAM P. TRENT, Author, editor, Professor of English Literature, Columbia University, New York City. EDWARD SINGLETON HOLDEN, A.M., LL.D., Ex-president University of California, astronomer, author, U.S. Military Academy, West Point. EDWIN ERLE SPARKS, Professor of American History, Chicago University. The VERY REV. GEORGE M. GRANT. D.D., LL.D., Educator, author, vice-principal Queen's College, Kingston, Ont. NATHAN HASKELL DOLE, Author, translator, literary editor _Current History_, Boston. ABBIE FARWELL BROWN, Author, Boston. CHARLES WELSH, Managing Editor, Author, lecturer, editor, Winthrop Highlands, Mass. LIST OF VOLUMES VOLUME I. THE STORY TELLER Edited by CHARLES ELIOT NORTON VOLUME II. THE MERRY MAKER Edited by JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS VOLUME III. FAMOUS FAIRY TALES Edited by ROSWELL FIELD VOLUME IV. TALES OF FANTASY Edited by TUDOR JENKS VOLUME V. MYTHS AND LEGENDS Edited by THOMAS J. SHAHAN VOLUME VI. THE ANIMAL STORY BOOK Edited by ERNEST THOMPSON-SETON VOLUME VII. SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DAYS Edited by KIRK MUNROE and MARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD VOLUME VIII. BOOK OF ADVENTURE Edited by NATHAN HASKELL DOLE VOLUME IX. FAMOUS EXPLORERS Edited by EDWIN ERLE SPARKS VOLUME X. BRAVE DEEDS Edited by JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE VOLUME XI. WONDERS OF EARTH, SEA, AND SKY Edited by EDWARD SINGLETON HOLDEN VOLUME XII. FAMOUS TRAVELS Edited by GEORGE A. HENTY VOLUME XIII. SEA STORIES Edited by CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY VOLUME XIV. A BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORY Edited by DAVID STARR JORDAN VOLUME XV. HISTORIC SCENES IN FICTION Edited by HENRY VAN DYKE VOLUME XVI. FAMOUS BATTLES BY LAND AND SEA Edited by JOHN D. LONG VOLUME XVII. MEN WHO HAVE RISEN Edited by HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE VOLUME XVIII. BOOK OF PATRIOTISM Edited by GEORGE FRISBIE HOAR VOLUME XIX. LEADERS OF MEN, OR HISTORY TOLD IN BIOGRAPHY Edited by WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER VOLUME XX. FAMOUS POEMS Selected by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH, with Poetical Foreword by EDITH M. THOMAS. [Illustration: THE CONDOR.] +--------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | _Young Folks' Library in Twenty Volumes_ | | _Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Editor-in-Chief_ | | | | A BOOK OF | | NATURAL | | HISTORY | | | | EDITED BY | | DAVID STARR JORDAN | | _VOLUME XIV_ | | | | [Illustration] | | BOSTON | | HALL AND LOCKE COMPANY | | PUBLISHERS | | | +--------------------------------------------------------------+ CONTENTS PAGE LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS xiii ANIMALS, BIRDS, AND FISHES xv BY DAVID STARR JORDAN. THE WONDER OF LIFE 1 BY PROFESSOR T. H. HUXLEY. LIFE GROWTH;--FROGS 10 BY MARGARET WARNER MORLEY. THE MAN-LIKE APES 15 BY PROFESSOR T. H. HUXLEY. SOME STRANGE NURSERIES 46 BY GRANT ALLEN. HOW ANIMALS SPEND THE WINTER 69 BY W. S. BLATCHLEY. BIRDS' NESTS 88 BY JOHN BURROUGHS. BIRDS IN THEIR RELATION TO AGRICULTURE 121 BY LAWRENCE BRUNER. THE SCISSOR BEAK 143 BY CHARLES DARWIN. THE CONDOR 146 THE UMBRELLA BIRD 153 BY SIR A. R. WALLACE. HUMMING BIRDS 155 BY THOMAS G. BELT, F.G.S. THE FOUNDATIONS OF A WONDERFUL CITY 158 BY MAURICE MAETERLINCK. WASPS 175 BY THOMAS G. BELT, F.G.S. A WASP AND ITS PREY 180 BY G. W. AND E. G. PECKHAM.