Coffee Break Collection 003 - Nature


This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) works in English suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. The theme for this collection is Nature in various genres -- fiction and non-fiction. Botany, geology, biology, astronomy; flowers, (meteor) showers, bugs, slugs, frogs, dogs, cats, bats -- you name it, as long as it's public domain and between 3 and 15 minutes long.(Summary by BellonaTimes)

Genre(s): Short Stories, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Coffee Break Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Body Painting of the Orinoco Indians Alexander von Humboldt Etext Mark F. Smith
Play 02 Etymology of the name Emu James R. McClymont Etext Chris Caron
Play 03 Forecasting the Weather Henry William Gibson Etext TriciaG
Play 04 Journey in Brazil, Entry December 31st 1865 Louis Agassiz Etext Leni
Play 05 The July Grass Richard Jefferies Etext Ruth Golding
Play 06 The Little Wolf of the Air Sir Charles G. D. Roberts Etext Bellona Times
Play 07 Curious Facts in Magnetism Scientific American Etext trviscelli
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Play 08 Modification of Our Climate Joseph Wallace Etext Michael Wolf
Play 09 The Onyx Caves, part 1 - Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills chapter 13 Luella Agnes Owen Etext TriciaG
Play 10 The Passenger Pigeon - from Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday Etext Bellona Times
Play 11 Plants Protected by Insects Anonymous Etext Bellona Times
Play 12 Strange Eclipse Customs George F. Chambers Etext TriciaG
Play 13 Wildflowers of the Farm - Chapter Three: Flowers on the Walls Arthur Owens Cooke Etext Amy Benton
Play 14 Winter Journal, Entry February 13, 1859 Henry David Thoreau Etext Sue Anderson
Play 15 The Wit of a Duck John Burroughs Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)