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Within city limits: nature and children's books about nature in the cityAuthor(s): Leonard S. Marcus
Source: In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 82-87
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionMany children's books give the impression that we must leave the city to be "in nature.'' This is a review of children's books about nature found within city limits. The books include a natural history of New York City; a guide to city wildflowers and other weeds; a book about city trees; a delightful inquiry into the true nature of the roach; a book of experiments and collecting methods for amateur naturalists; and a story about a family of ducks in Boston. Readers of these books may not only learn to identify many urban forms of nature, but may also see some of the ways these join in our experience of city life.
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CitationMarcus, Leonard S. 1977. Within city limits: nature and children''s books about nature in the city. In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 82-87
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