Ephraim Lawrence (E L) Palmer was most well-known for his books such as Field Book of Natural History (1949), his weekly radio
show This Week in Nature of the 1940s – 1950s, and his writings and contributions in the monthly publication of Nature Magazine including the 100+ Natural History Inserts.
Each 8-page insert is inclusive of and focuses on a distinct and specific topic of natural history. Palmer often wrote a ‘School Page’ article to accompany the Natural History Insert of that particular issue giving teachers the tools and lessons he/she needed to include the information in both the classroom and related field studies.
The ‘School Pages’ are not included in these archives.
It is significant to note and remember that Nature Magazine was a monthly publication. You will often find these inserts in the binders and on library shelves in schools, libraries, nature centers and outdoor/environmental education centers today.
Missing Natural History Inserts:
- #103 “Common Perch and Bass”
** insert missing