Handbook of Nature Study / Anna Comstock

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Item #: 014298
ISBN: 9780801493843
Grades: PreK-8
Author: Anna B. Comstock

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Publisher: Cornell University Press
Contributor:Verne N. Rockcastle (Introduction by)
Pub. Date: September 1986
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 912
Dimensions: 6.21 x 9.32 x 2.18 in.; .002 lbs.
Edition: Revised, illustrated
Language: English
Series Title: A Comstock Bk.
Audience: General Adult

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Great book! Would recommend to any nature lover
July 14, 2018
1 year ago
Oldie but a goodie
At first glance, this may not seem very impressive. It may even be intimidating. It's an old book with black and white pictures, and it is HUGE. It is amazingly informative, a one-volume nature encyclopedia. You can download this for free online, but the electronic version is very unhandy, and mine does not include the photos or illustrations. The graphics and index make it well worth the money. I will be doing most of my homeschooling overseas, so I hesitated to purchase this, knowing it is for the US. But much of the information can be applied to nature anywhere. For example, we do not have the same kinds of earthworm or beetle species in the tropics, but we do have earthworms and beetles, so we can learn much from Comstock's book. Great resource!
March 13, 2017
over 2 years ago
Anna Botsford Comstock's book "Handbook of Nature Study" has been heralded by the public schools and home education parents as "the Bible of natural history" I fondly remember as a freshman our biology teacher using Ms Comstock's book as the spine for our biology course The Handbook of Nature is a hefty 887 page volume on the topic of nature study Ms Comstock devotes the first section of the book to the topic of "teaching nature study" This section is a "how to guide" which guides the educator in how to approach the topic and present it to their students From there the book is divided into three sections on "animals plants and earth and sky" Educators can use this book as their spine for teaching the topic of science or as a supplement to a pre-planned curriculum
January 7, 2010
Nature study is not just for crunchy granola back to nature tree hugger types You don�t need to strap a two hundred pound backpack onto your aching spine and head off into some Blair Witch project area just to teach your younglings about trees and wildlife Color field guides are extremely helpful but you certainly don�t need an advanced degree in botany to teach your child the difference between a morning glory and a daisy And almost one hundred years ago Ms Comstock recognized that and set about showing others the joy of introducing a child to the natural world with her book Handbook of Nature StudyThe first section covers the how-tos of her method This method encompasses all the core subject areas and is covered in further detail in the methodology section Subsequent sections cover the entire spectrum of the natural world There is an area devoted to animals which includes subsections on mammals fish birds and other branches of the animal family tree Another area is devoted to plants and covers trees wildflowers crops and even weeds But this is not just a biology and botany manual The third main area is devoted to the earth and sky and includes astronomy climatology and geologyLessons include an information section for the parent/teacher to read followed by observational questions to be asked of the student Easily utilized in a zoo botanical garden or local park even those in the most urban of areas will find incorporating this book into their lives relatively simple Best used with the 12 and under set the Handbook of Nature Study should have a place on every homeschooler�s bookshelves
June 2, 2007
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This should be a great resource for our "Nature Time".
Patricia J on Jul 1, 2019
Wonderful book!
marina c on Mar 25, 2019
This should be a great resource for our "Nature Time".
Patricia J on Jul 1, 2019
We want to learn about nature. Since people don’t spend enough time outside we thought this book would help us get outside more.
April L on Jun 16, 2019
Wonderful book!
marina c on Mar 25, 2019
Needed for CM science course.
Cindy S on Feb 13, 2019
A part of our Charlotte Mason style homeschool. Using Ambleside Online Curriculum
Angelica A on Jan 17, 2019
Good Charlotte Mason option
Melinda G on Sep 19, 2018
This book is also an Excellent resource for co-op groups. Its a must have Resource!
lorinda c on Aug 30, 2018
We are starting nature journaling and need a strong reference guide.
Jared L on Apr 17, 2018
I've heard good reviews from other homeschoolers.
Katharine Y on Apr 14, 2018
Buying based on other reviews. We love nature. Looking forward to this as addition to our home library.
Shali W on Apr 9, 2018
basic kindergarten science
Phyllis H on Apr 2, 2018
Nature Study must have.
Amy S on Oct 24, 2017
This book is suggested by the Charlotte Mason learning style - AND it was less money at Rainbow resource than on Amazon!
Sheila B on Oct 16, 2017
nature study
Emily M on Oct 3, 2017
This guides our nature studies on Friday. Almost everything is included in the book, and it has become our centerpiece for nature study.
Angela G on Sep 2, 2017
Not only does this book appear to be a great reference for young and old alike, it also suits the Kindergarten science curriculum offered by Elemental Science, which we adore.
Traci on Aug 12, 2017
AmblesideOnline recommendation for Nature Study, following a Charlotte Mason approach
Katie on May 10, 2017
I am using this for a Charlotte Mason-type nature study.
Elsa E on Apr 23, 2017
For our nature studies
Crystal M on Apr 20, 2017
This was recommended for Nature Study by Simply Charlotte Mason
Karyn K on Oct 2, 2016
Everyone says this is the best handbook for nature study. I am going to be implementing nature studies into our curriculum this year and I am not very knowledgeable in this subject, so I am hoping that this will help me and the children along in our backyard studies.
Melanie J on May 31, 2016
Good read to learn more about plants & animals.
Brenda Y on Jan 7, 2016
It's through, comprehensive, and just what we need for our studies.
Olivia S on Oct 1, 2015
We want to learn about nature. Since people don’t spend enough time outside we thought this book would help us get outside more.
April L on Jun 16, 2019
Needed for CM science course.
Cindy S on Feb 13, 2019
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