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  • The Country Child

    Uttley Alison Uttley, Alison Uttley

    Hardcover (Curzon Press, Nov. 4, 2008)
    THE COUNTRY CHILD by ALISON UTTLEY - Originally published in 1931. CONTENTS I . DARK WOOD . . I1 . WINDYSTONHEA LL . I11 . IDOLS . . . . IV . SCHOO . L . . . V . SERVING-MEN . . V1 . THE CIRCU . S . . V11 . THE SECRE . T . . V111 . TREES . . . . IX . LANTERNLI GHT . . X . MOONLIGH . T . . XI . DECEMBER . . . XI1 . CHRISTMADSA Y . . XI11 . JANUARY . . . XIV . THE EASTERE GG . XV . SPRING . . . . XVI . THE THREE CHAMBERS XVII. THE GARDEN . . XVIII . THE OATCAKME AN . XIX . MOWING-TIME . . XX . THE HARVEST . . XXI . THE WAKE . S . . vii THE COUNTRY CHILD DARK WOOD THE DARK WOOD WAS GREEN AND gold, green where the oak trees stood crowded together with misshapen twisted trunks, red-gold where the great smooth beeches lifted their branching arms to the sky. In between jostled silver birches - olive - tinted fountains which never reached the light-black spruces with little pale candles on each tip, and nut trees smothered to the neck in dense bracken. he bracken was a forest in itself, a curving verdant flood of branches, transparent as water by the path, but thick, heavy, secret a foot or two away, where high ferny crests waved above the softly moving ferns, just as the beech tops flaunted above the rest of the wood. The rabbits which crept quietly in and out reared on their hind legs to see who was going by. They pricked their ears and stood erect, and then dropped silently on soft paws and disappeared into the close ranks of brown stems when they saw the child. . She walked along the rough path, casting fearful glances to right and left. She never ran, even in moments of greatest terror, when things seemed very near, for then They would know she was afraid and dose round her. Gossamer stretched across the way from nut bush to bracken frond, and clung to her cold cheeks. Spilt acorns and beech mast Iay thick on the ground, green and brown patterns in the upside-down red leaves which made a carpet. Heavy rains had swept the soil to the lower 1eveIs of the path, and laid bare the rock in many places. On a sandy patch she saw her own footprint, a little square toe and a horse-shoe where the iron heel had sunk. That was in the morning when all was fresh and fair. It cheered her to see the homely mark, and she stayed a moment to look at it, and replace her foot in it, as Robinson Crusoe might have done, A squirrel, rippling along a leafy bough, peered at her, and then, finding her so still, ran down the tree trunk and along the ground. Her step was strangely silent, and a close observer would have seen that she walked only on the soil between the stones of the footpath, stones of the earth itself, which had worn their way through the thin layer of grass. Her eyes and ears were as alert as those of a small wild animal as she slid through the shades in the depths of the wood...
  • Dragons of the Air - An Account of Extinct Flying Reptiles

    Harry Govier Seeley

    Hardcover (Curzon Press, Nov. 4, 2008)
    Originally published in 1901. PREFACE: I WAS a student of law at a time when Sir -- Richard Owen was lecturing on Extinct Fossil Reptiles. The skill of the great master, who built bones together as a child builds with a box of bricks, taught me that the laws which determine the forms of animals were less understood at that time than the laws which govern the relations of men in their country. The laws of Nature promised a better return of new knowledge for reasonable study. A lecture on Flying Reptiles determined me to attempt to fathom the mysteries which gave new types of life to the Earth and afterwards took them away. Thus I became the very humble servant of the Dragons of the Air. Knowing but little about them I went to Cambridge, and for ten years worked with the Professor of Geology, the late Rev. Adam Sedg- wick, LL.D., F.R.S., in gathering their bones from the so-called Cambridge Coprolite bed, the Cambridge Greensand. The bones came in thousands, battered and broken, but instructive as better materials might not have been. My rooms became filled with remains of existing birds, lizards, and mammals, which threw light on the astonishing collection of old bones which I assisted in bringing together for the University. In time I had something to say about Flying Animals which was new. The story was told in the theatre of the Royal Institution, in a series of lectures. Some of them were repeated in several English towns. There was still much to learn of foreign forms of flying animals but at last, with the aid of the Government grant administered by the Royal Society, and the chiefs of the great Continental museums, I saw all the specimens in Europe. So I have again written out my lectures, with the aid of the latest discoveries, and the story of animal structure has lost nothing in interest as a twice-told tale. It still presents in epitome the story of life on the Earth. He who understands whence the Flying Reptiles came, how they endured, and disappeared from the Earth, has solved some of the greatest mysteries of life. I have only contributed something towards solving the problems. In telling my story, chiefly of facts in Nature, an attempt is made to show how a naturalist does his work, in the hope that perhaps a few readers will find happiness in following the workings of the laws of life. Such an illumination has proved to many worth seeking, a solid return for labour, which is not to be marketed on the Exchange, but may be taken freely without exhausting the treasury of Natures truths. Such outlines of knowledge as here are offered to a larger public, may also, I believe, be acceptable to students of science and scientific men. The drawings given in illustration of the text have been made for me by Miss E. B. Seeley. KENSINGTON, May, 1901 H. G. S. Contents include: CHAPTER I. PACK FLYING REPTILES . I CHAPTER II. HOW A REPTILE IS KNOWN . ... CHAPTER III. 4 A REPTILE IS KNOWN BY ITS BONES . II CHAPTER IV. ANIMALS WHICH FLY . . . . . 15 CHAPTER V. DISCOVERY OF THE PTERODACTYLS . CHAPTER VI. HOW ANIMALS ARE INTERPRETED BY THEIR BONES . CHAPTER VII. INTERPRETATION OF PTERODACTYLES BY THEIR SOFT PARTS . . . ... CHAPTER VIII. . . 27 37 45 THE PLAN OF THE SKELETON .. . 58 CHAPTER IX. THE BACKBONE, OR VERTEBRAL COLUMN . 78
  • Dragons of the Air - An Account of Extinct Flying Reptiles

    Harry Govier Seeley

    Paperback (Curzon Press, Oct. 9, 2007)
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  • Up the country: letters written to her sister from the Upper Provinces of India

    Emily EDEN

    Hardcover (Curzon Press, Jan. 1, 1978)
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  • The Country Child

    Alison Uttley

    Paperback (Curzon Press, Oct. 26, 2007)
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  • The Stir of Nature - A Book for Young American Naturalists

    William H. Carr

    Paperback (Curzon Press, Sept. 14, 2011)
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  • Life In Dixie During The War - 1863-1864-1865

    Mary Ann Gay

    Paperback (Curzon Press, June 22, 2011)
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  • How To Know The Starry Heavens; An Invitation To The Study Of Suns And Worlds

    Edward Irving

    Paperback (Curzon Press, Oct. 26, 2007)
    HOW TO KNOW THE STARRY HEAVENS AN INVITATION TO THE STUDY OF SUNS AND JVORLDS -1904 - Everybody should study astronomy. It is the nost delightful qf all the sciences. It is the most inspiring of all. It lifts and broadens the mind. It rouses the imagnati
  • The Sacred Herb

    Fergus Hume

    Paperback (Curzon Press, Nov. 10, 2011)
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  • The Black Wolf Pack

    Dan Beard

    Paperback (Curzon Press, Oct. 7, 2008)
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  • The Complete Works Of James Whitcomb Riley - Vol VI

    James Whitcomb Riley

    Paperback (Curzon Press, Oct. 27, 2008)
    Menorial Edition The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley IN TEN VOLUMES