American Nature Association

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American Nature Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was the publisher of Nature Magazine from 1923 to 1959;[1] and a discount reseller of natural science books for its members.[2] It was founded by Arthur Newton Pack and his father, Charles.[3] Nature Magazine was an "illustrated monthly with popular articles about nature"[4] and later, the "interpreter of the great outdoors."[5] A May 1924 review of the organization and its magazine, written by Carroll Lane Fenton and published in American Midland Naturalist called the magazine "excellent" with "abundant pictures, admirably printed"; and said it was a "highly worth while publication" that deserves a wide circulation among town and school libraries."[2]

Natural History magazine absorbed Nature Magazine in January 1960.[6]


  1. ^ Nature Magazine. OCLC 1681047. 
  2. ^ a b Fenton, C. L.; Wilder, Harris Hawthorne; MacKenzie, Donald A. (1924). "Man's Prehistoric Past". American Midland Naturalist. 9 (3): 144–146. doi:10.2307/2992805. JSTOR 2992805. 
  3. ^ Peggy Pickering Larson. "Arthur Pack". ASDM Scrapbook. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 
  4. ^ Association, American Nature (1930). Nature Magazine, Vol 15-16. 
  5. ^ "Publicity Letter". National Mail Order Association. 
  6. ^ "Natural History". Smithsonian Institution Libraries. 

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