Learning Natural History

To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning around. Surely our innocent pleasures are not so abundant in this life, that we can afford to despise this or any other source of them.


Without it, walking along a beach is like walking through an art gallery with half the artwork turned to the wall.

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 On the educational value of the natural history sciences
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Huxley , Thomas Henry (1854), On the educational value of the natural history sciences, Retrieved on 2012-06-05
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