Gateway to the Classics: Field, Forest, and Farm by Jean Henri Fabre
 
Field, Forest, and Farm by  Jean Henri Fabre


Table of Contents

Front Matter


The Staff of Life
The History of Tobacco
The Origin of Fertile Soil
Different Kinds of Soil
Different Kinds of Soil (continued)
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
Grafting (continued)
Grafting (concluded)
Rotation of Crops
Rotation of Crops (continued)
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
The Phylloxera (continued)
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
The Farmer's Helpers (continued)

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