The NATURE BOOK (FIRST AMERICAN EDITION)

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9780027266900: The NATURE BOOK (FIRST AMERICAN EDITION)

An activity book providing experiences with many aspects of nature, such as building a tree house, growing the soles of your shoes, and sieving creepy crawlies from the soil.

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Text: English, Dutch (translation)

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Grade 4-6 This attractive activity book is more useful for ideas than details. In nine general sections (``Food Is Nature Too,'' ``Looking for Clues,'' etc.), the biologist-author suggests questions as he encourages observation and keeping a notebook. Coverage is scattered and cursory; readers will have to look elsewhere for more substance and explanation once their interest is piqued. Attitudes fostered are humane; Dekker decries killing anything to study, but his alternativespreserving dead aquarium fish in formaldehyde or collecting dead insects and animalsare questionable in light of disease. Many projects are curious without explanation (changing the color of water by boiling cabbage, with only passing reference to acids or bases) or trivial (observing patterns through slices of fruit stuck to window panes). Inadequate descriptions (making a quill pen or lashing timbers to make a tree house) and misleading oversimplification occur throughout. An attractive browsing item more than a science project sourcebook. Ruth M. McConnell, San Antonio Public Library
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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