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The Burgess animal book for children

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This edition was published in by Little, Brown and Company in Boston.

Written in English

363 pages

From the book:The cordial reception given the Burgess Bird Book for Children, together with numerous letters to the author asking for information on the habits and characteristics of many of the mammals of America, led to the preparation of this volume. It is offered merely as an introduction to the four-footed friends, little and big, which form so important a part of the wild life of the United States and Canada. There has been no attempt to describe or classify sub-species. That is for the scientist and student with specific interests. The purpose of this book is to acquaint the reader with the larger groups - orders, families, and divisions of the latter, so that typical representatives may be recognized and their habits understood. Instead of the word mammal, the word animal has been used throughout as having a better defined meaning to the average child. A conscientious effort to avoid technical terms and descriptions has been made that there may be nothing to confuse the young mind. Clarity and simplicity have been the objects kept constantly in view.

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The Burgess Animal Book for Children
2006, 1st World Library
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The Burgess animal book for children
2004, Dover Publications
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The Burgess animal book for children.
1965, Grosset & Dunlap
in English
Cover of: The Burgess animal book for children
The Burgess animal book for children
1920, Little, Brown and Company
in English
Cover of: The Burgess animal book for children

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The Burgess animal book for children

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From the book:The cordial reception given the Burgess Bird Book for Children, together with numerous letters to the author asking for information on the habits and characteristics of many of the mammals of America, led to the preparation of this volume. It is offered merely as an introduction to the four-footed friends, little and big, which form so important a part of the wild life of the United States and Canada. There has been no attempt to describe or classify sub-species. That is for the scientist and student with specific interests. The purpose of this book is to acquaint the reader with the larger groups - orders, families, and divisions of the latter, so that typical representatives may be recognized and their habits understood. Instead of the word mammal, the word animal has been used throughout as having a better defined meaning to the average child. A conscientious effort to avoid technical terms and descriptions has been made that there may be nothing to confuse the young mind. Clarity and simplicity have been the objects kept constantly in view.

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The Burgess animal book for children

This edition was published in by Little, Brown and Company in Boston.


Edition Notes

Genre
Juvenile literature.

Classifications

Library of Congress
QL791 .B94

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 363 p.
Number of pages
363

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6629726M
Internet Archive
cu31924022526457
LC Control Number
20021007
OCLC/WorldCat
348870
Library Thing
949

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