National Geographic : 1932 Oct
"THE FLOWERS ARE BEAUTIFUL, I ADORE THEM" . . . . . . "DARLING, YOU KNOW I DO" The language of flowers is as old as the hills ... but all sorts of new things are being said with flowers by clever women. ... For instance ... there's the terribly smart debutante who made a sensation by wearing a great lei of gardenias.... French women wear tight bunches of dark red or white carnations .... And one lovely red-haired woman wears and fills her house with nothing but nas turtiums. Let your own imag ination run riot a little next time you are at the florists... let him help you... he has a wealth of fresh ideas. Send FLOWERS byWIRE... Through the unfailing service of the FLORISTS TELEGRAPH DELIVERY ASSOCIATION flowers can be sent ANYWHERE ... ANY TIME ... and at modest cost. Distance is no longer an excuse if one really wants to be remembered-WIRE FLOWERS. Whose anniversary is in. © 1932, Society of American Florists & Ornamental Horticulturists Excerpts from the foreword of THE BOOK A GEOGRAPHIC OF BIRDS* PUBLICATION IN this revised volume are presented 331 portraits in color of the Common Birds of Town and Country, of our Warblers and American Game Birds. They are from the brush of the artist- Photograph trom Francis H. Herrick A STERN-VISAGED MONARCH OF THE AIR THE AMERICAN OR BALD EAGLE naturalist, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The descriptive text by Henry W. Henshaw, formerly Chief of the U. S. Biological Survey, sets forth the distinguishing char acteristics of each species of bird, its peculiar habits, and its favorite habitat. Few wonders are as compelling in in terest as is the display of that mysterious impulse which season after season causes birds to migrate from their winter homes . .and then to make the return journey in the fall, guided no one knows how. The late Wells W. Cooke gives an account of these migrations, . . . supplemented with maps and charts. Frederick H. Kennard's article tells how every reader, be he proprietor of a great estate or the owner of a window sill, can make the acquaintance and win the confidence of birds. George Shiras, 3rd, the inventor of wild-life flashlight photography and of methods of making animals and birds take their own portraits, gives some useful hints on the latter subject. Dr. Edward W. Nelson, of the U. S. Biological Survey, an internationally known authority, tells of tracing the life story of wild birds by the unique method of tagging them. *252 pages (1o x 7 in.), Molloy-made binding, $4 post paid in U. S. and Canada. In ordering please address Department H NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY WASHINGTON, D. C. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."