Field, Forest and Farm by Jean-Henri Fabre

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Author Fabre, Jean-Henri, 1823-1915
Translator Bicknell, Florence Constable, 1858-1941
Title Field, Forest and Farm
Things interesting to young nature-lovers, including some matters of moment to gardeners and fruit-growers
Original Publication United States: The Century Co.,1919.
Contents The staff of life -- The history of tobacco -- The origin of fertile soil -- Different kinds of soil -- Potash and phosphorus -- Phosphates and nitrogen -- Vegetation and the atmosphere -- Lime -- Lime in agriculture -- Plaster of paris -- Plaster of paris in agriculture -- Natural fertilizers: guano -- The stalk of the plant -- The root -- Buds -- Adventitious buds -- Bulbs and bulblets -- Tubers: starch -- Uses of starch -- History of the potato -- Ascending sap -- Descending sap -- Tree-pruning -- Pinching: bud-nipping -- Making fruit trees bear -- The seed -- The seed's food-supply -- Germination -- The blossom -- Pollen -- The grain of wheat -- Cultivated plants -- Different ways of propagating -- Layering -- Slipping -- Grafting -- Rotation of crops -- Land-drainage -- Paring and burning -- Wine-making -- The stag-beetle -- Sheath-winged insects -- The June-bug -- Caterpillars and butterflies -- Ants -- The ant-lion -- Venomous animals -- The phylloxera -- Nocturnal birds of prey -- The smaller birds -- Birds' nests -- Migration of birds -- Carrier-pigeons -- Some prehistoric animals -- The origin of coal -- The farmer's helpers.
Credits Jeroen Hellingman and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at for Project Gutenberg (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive/American Libraries.)
Language English
LoC Class QH: Science: Natural history
Subject Natural history
Subject Agriculture
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EBook-No. 67813
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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