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Book Review: The Outdoor World, by W. Furneaux

I've just posted my review of The Outdoor World. First published in 1894 and reissued in 1900, it's an introduction to natural history written for boys (not girls). There's a lot about collecting, and boys are encouraged to buy potassium cyanide at the chemist's for use in an insect 'killing bottle'! But although the book is politically incorrect in all kinds of ways, it does try to encourage interest in the natural world, and it presents a nostalgic picture of a vanished age when all kinds of species were abundant in Britain which now are rare or extinct.


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