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Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know by Rogers

[Illustration: Pike's Peak, Colorado]

EARTH and SKY EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW

EASY STUDIES OF THE EARTH AND THE STARS FOR ANY TIME AND PLACE

BY

JULIA ELLEN ROGERS

AUTHOR OF "THE TREE BOOK," "THE SHELL BOOK," "KEY TO THE NATURE LIBRARY," "TREES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW."

ILLUSTRATED BY THIRTY-ONE PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS

[Illustration]

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

PUBLISHED, OCTOBER, 1910

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THAT OF TRANSLATION INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES, INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

A number of the photographs in this volume are used by permission of the American Museum of Natural History. The star maps and drawings of the constellations are by Mrs. Jerome B. Thomas. The poem by Longfellow, quoted in part, is with the permission of the publishers, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

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CONTENTS

_PART I. THE EARTH_

PAGE

THE GREAT STONE BOOK 3

THE FOSSIL FISH 6

THE CRUST OF THE EARTH 9

WHAT IS THE EARTH MADE OF? 14

THE FIRST DRY LAND 22

A STUDY OF GRANITE 27

METAMORPHIC ROCKS 31

THE AIR IN MOTION 35

THE WORK OF THE WIND 44

RAIN IN SUMMER, _by Henry W. Longfellow_ 50

WHAT BECOMES OF THE RAIN? 51

THE SOIL IN FIELDS AND GARDENS 58

THE WORK OF EARTHWORMS 63

QUIET FORCES THAT DESTROY ROCKS 68

HOW ROCKS ARE MADE 72

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH A RIVER 78

THE WAYS OF RIVERS 84

THE STORY OF A POND 90

THE RIDDLE OF THE LOST ROCKS 93

THE QUESTION ANSWERED 96

GLACIERS AMONG THE ALPS 98

THE GREAT ICE SHEET 104


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