Copyrighted in 1958 with a Cardinal cover The New Seeing Why is a vintage hardbound children's text book that was for Understanding Science. While we like it for its Cardinal cover and references to birds the book also has 196 pages of topics such as Tools and Machines, Seeds and Plants and Light and Sound to name a few as well as experiments. It was a school book and as such has wear from years of use such as fraying on the edges, writing and a book plate on the inside of the cover, and light soiling. There is also a hint of an old smell. Measures 9 3/8 inches x 6.25 inches and is filled with colorful illustrations. Despite its age it's still great for the kiddos and, who knows? You may learn a thing or two yourself.