Commercial and Industrial Geography

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Page 143 - It is a novel, interesting, and picturesque valley scene to see this ponderous harvester sweeping through miles upon miles of ripened wheat, devouring swaths from sixteen to forty-two feet in width, raising its cloud of yellow dust, and leaving behind a long train of sacked grain, ready to be hauled to the warehouse, railroad, or mill. It is estimated that three thousand combined harvesters were operated on the Pacific coast in 1903.
Page 241 - Gradually, as time went on, it permeated through most levels of society, but it was not until the latter part of the nineteenth century that its commercial possibilities were intelligently perceived, and not until the twentieth that it was really exploited.
Page 346 - These principles are inductively approached through a study of the five most significant of the world's commercial products, — wheat, cotton, cattle, iron, and coal. Particular emphasis is laid upon the commercial geography of our own country, only one third of the book being apportioned to the treatment of foreign lands. In addition to the usual range of subjects, a chapter on water resources deals with this highly essential phase of commerce. Chapters on Concentration of Industry, Centers of...
Page 232 - ... time the felting quality of linters and the chemical composition of the fibers are utilized in the manufacture of a variety of articles, as shown in the following list: Batting. Wadding. Stuffing material for: Pads. Cushions. Comforts. Horse collars. Mattresses. Upholstery.
Page 78 - ... a man could do in a minute what would require half an hour's hard work with a lapstone and hammer.
Page 108 - Large cereal farms are found in the South Island and in the southern part of the North Island ; mixed farming predominates in the northern part of the latter.
Page 134 - ... words in the different brackets which will result in a well organized outline. Be sure not to include more items in the outline than have been provided for. 1. In the United States, which is the leading agricultural country in the world, several causes have combined to encourage this industry. Of these factors, the more important are the fertility of the soil, the variety of climate and other conditions of environment, the energy of the people, the encouragement lent by the government to scientific...
Page 8 - Right, boys, we only need a hole in every wall big enough for a man to crawl through on his hands and knees.
Page 213 - Is about 1,500 miles long, from east to west, and about 500 miles in width.

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