from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In recent pedagogics, the process and means of coming into sympathetic contact with common natural objects and phenomena in their normal relationships and in their native places.


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  • And bikers are only one segment of an industry that includes hikers, nature-study groups, "off-road" vehicles (motorcycles and 4X4s), "all-terrain" vehicles (three-wheeled buggies), horse outfitters and companies that carry disabled people into the wilderness.

    No Room, No Rest 2008

  • Philosopher: it worships with single-minded devotion the Holy Cause of Truth, of Truth for its own sake, not for the goods it may bring; and this belief is equally acceptable to honest ignorance, and to the highest attainments in nature-study.

    The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi 2003

  • Despite the nature-study enthusiasts who seem to refuse mankind a place in nature, "the proper study of mankind is man" and will forever remain so.

    Conversation What to Say and How to Say it Mary Greer Conklin

  • That a young correspondent of mine entertained a contrary view was evident from a letter I received a few weeks ago from an inexperienced boy enthusiast, who was a member of a newly formed nature-study class.

    The Bird Study Book Thomas Gilbert Pearson

  • Fiction, poetry, essays, biography, nature-study, science and history are all fairly represented in the selections, but no book is given over exclusively to any subject.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 The Guide Charles Herbert Sylvester

  • As interesting as fiction, yet holding a wealth of biologic and nature-study information, this is an ideal volume for younger children.

    Zodiac Town The Rhymes of Amos and Ann Nancy Byrd Turner

  • Biology for the young readily degenerates into a mawkish "nature-study," or all-for-the-best claptrap about adaptation, but a sure remedy is the strong tonic of agnosticism, teaching one of the best lessons science has to offer, the resolute rejection of authority.

    Cambridge Essays on Education Various

  • In cultivating the pioneer virtues and in promoting health, efficiency, good citizenship, nature-study, and humane ideals no movement for boys has ever held such promise, and the promise will be realized if only Scout Masters in proper number and quality can be secured.

    The Minister and the Boy A Handbook for Churchmen Engaged in Boys' Work Allan Hoben

  • Not just because it is new, not just because it is a branch of the now popular nature-study, not just because the children are eager for it, all of which are good reasons, but because of the great need of a national change of attitude toward the wild birds if we are to succeed in preserving this absolutely essential part of our natural resources.

    Ohio Arbor Day 1913: Arbor and Bird Day Manual Issued for the Benefit of the Schools of our State Various

  • He preached an enlightened nature-study; he was perhaps the first apostle of the Simple Life.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Miscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology Arthur E. P. B. Weigall


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