Half Hours in Field and Forest.

By Rev J G Wood

Printed: Circa 1890

Publisher: James Nisbet & Co. London

Dimensions 14 × 19 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 14 x 19 x 4

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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Blue cloth binding with gilt title and birds.

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Published 1889 this is a book deserving to be read.

This is a blue hardback book titled ” half hours in field and forest ” by the Rev J.G.Wood and is published by James Nisbet and Co Limited .The book has 371 pages on chapters in natural history and is a good read.   Subjects: Nature study, Marine animals, Bees, Horses, Insects.

John George Wood, or Reverend J. G. Wood, (21 July 1827 – 3 March 1889), was an English writer who popularised natural history with his writings. His son Theodore Wood (1863-1923) was also a canon and naturalist. Wood was a prolific and successful natural history writer, though rather as a populariser than as a scientist. For example, his book Common Objects of the Country sold 100,000 copies in a week. Among his works are Common Objects of the Microscope; Illustrated Natural History (1853); Animal Traits and Characteristics (1860); Common Objects of the Sea Shore (1857); The Uncivilized Races, or Natural History of Man (1868) (to which Mark Twain refers in his humorous work Roughing It); Out of Doors (1874) (a book that was quoted by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes story “The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane”); Field Naturalist’s Handbook (with his son Theodore Wood) (1879–80); books on gymnastics and sport; and an edition of Gilbert White’s Natural History of Selborne. He also edited The Boys Own Magazine.

Wood died at Coventry on 3 March 1889.

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