The Wonders of the Jungle


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How do elephants drink? What is the Law of the Jungle at the water hole? How does an elephant baby learn to feed and learn to swim? How do they walk under water? In what order do buffaloes drink? How do buffaloes fight the tiger? These and other wild inhabitants of the Indian jungle such as pigs, wild dogs, deer, camels, bears and birds are discussed in lively stories to entertain but mainly educate children of school age. "One of the great thinkers of the world has said that all the sciences are embodied in natural history. Hence natural history should be taught to a child from an early age. Perhaps the best method of teaching it is to set forth the characteristics of animals in the form of a narrative. Then the child reads the narrative with pleasure and almost as a story, not as a tedious "lesson." In this book the animals are described in their daily life, and the main scientific facts and principles concerning each animal are woven into the narrative as a part of that daily life." (Summary by Phil Chenevert and from the Preface) (3 hr 33 min)

Chapters

01 - The Midnight Pool 12:53 Read by bala
02 - The Law of the Jungle 12:32 Read by Alexandra Bogensperger
03 - The Elephants' Bath 8:47 Read by CopperWhiteLatte
04 - Elephants: The Tricks of the Jungle 20:13 Read by John Kooz
05 - Elephants: The Tricky Trap 17:13 Read by John Kooz
06 - Buffaloes: The Knights of the Jungle 20:28 Read by Deon Gines
07 - Taming the Buffalo 8:39 Read by Deon Gines
08 - The Buffalo and the Boy 13:59 Read by Deon Gines
09 - Deer and Antelope 14:54 Read by bala
10 - Deer and Antelope: Their Special Gifts 15:37 Read by Sandra Estenson
11 - The Camel 19:24 Read by bala
12 - The Camel and the Thief 9:34 Read by Flash
13 - Bears 15:45 Read by Timothy Lucas
14 - Bears: The Tricky Trap 4:57 Read by TheRisenfreak
15 - Bright Birds 14:02 Read by Pamela Krantz
16 - The Caged Parrot 4:39 Read by Pamela Krantz