This is a book of short stories about beetles, snails, caterpillars, dragonflies and other inhabitants of forests and ponds. They have interesting adventures, which are both entertaining and educational.
Lomonosov determined the development of Russian science and literature: such people are said to be the salt of the Russian land. A village boy, he began his education in a religious school, continued it in the gymnasium at the Academy of Sciences and graduated from a German university. Lomonosov became Russia’s first poet and made a brilliant career in the Academy of Sciences. But for his Kholmogory countrymen and the capital's patrons who helped the gifted young man, his rise would have been impossible. His unique talent enabled Lomonosov to realize the Petrian project almost on his own and determine the ways of the Russian Enlightenment and to become, in Pushkin’s words, ‘an assistant to the Tsars.’ The present time is reminiscent of the 18th century - reforms are again underway in Russia, and the example of the successful fate in science that Lomonosov gave us may be useful for Russian boys and girls. A children's writer, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences and a member of the Academy of Sciences and the Physics Department of Moscow State University, the author presents from the modern point of view not only the vicissitudes of the fate but also the main achievements of the great Russian scientist, pioneer and poet.
The poetic collection ‘Bird Alphabet’ will help the younger generation to get to know the world of wildlife and will teach them how to love, understand and protect it.
A common view is that folktales are for children. In general, this is not the case, let alone for Russian folktales. This becomes more obvious when we take a closer look at the rather violent content of these stories. Thus the challenge of this work is an attempt to reestablish the reality of these stories, intended primarily for the adult reader, by offering them accompanied by a philosophical analysis, as well as with questions inviting the amateur of tales to meditate further on the content of these narrations. Since one of the consequences of the infantilization of these stories is precisely that they tend to lose their function, which consists in making the listener reflect on the world, on humanity, on psychology, on himself etc. The allegories or metaphors they contain constitute in fact a kind of narrative philosophy, taking the form of fables or parables, all of which are meant to feed our thoughts. Of course, without excluding children.
The manual is devoted to the description of a variety of techniques and successful experience in organizing nature research with children in kindergartens, summer camps, in a specialized environmental laboratory, at educational holidays and science festivals. A special section is devoted to family activities in which both children and their parents are involved in research activities.
For a wide range of readers: teachers, volunteers working with children, parents.