Excerpt from Richardson's Natural History: An Introduction to Animated Nature; Profusely Illustrated In preparing this little Volume, it has been the Editor's aim to give, besides what is usual in works of this kind, in a clear and distinct manner, the characteristic differences of the various classes of animals. He has also pointed out the striking adaptation of the structure and conformation of their bodies to their habits and way of life, which so evidently show forth the wisdom and power of the Deity in this part of the creation. In his account of the different animals, the Editor has entered more fully into detail respecting those that are the most interesting and useful to mankind, and this he has been enabled to do by allowing less space to those of mir importance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.