Introductory Geography in Readings and Recitations
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor and Company, 1882 - Earth (Planet) - 118 pages
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Africa agriculture animals ARCTIC Asia Atlantic belong British California called Canada Cape capital carried Central chief China CIRCLE climate coast cotton divisions earth east eastern England Equator Europe exports Falls feet fish five flows forests four France Frigid fruits gold grain grow Gulf Hemisphere Highland hundred important Indians iron islands Italy kinds Lake land largest city Latitude live Longitude look lumber manufacturing means Mexico Michigan Middle miles mining Mississippi mountains Name NATURE nearly North America northern noted occupation Ocean Pacific peninsula plains plants Pole principal race raised READING-LESSON RECITATION region rice river Rocky round Russia seaport seen ships soil South southern Strait sugar surface Temperate Zone things thousand tobacco Torrid Zone trade trees tropical Turkey United Valley Washington West West Indies western whole York Zone
Page 20 - Gulf on the south; the Atlantic ocean on the east; and the Pacific ocean on the west.
Page 84 - They were to elect teachers and pay them, and to compel parents to send their children to school between the ages of five and thirteen to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Page 5 - ... the names of the oceans ? Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean. Arctic Ocean, and Antarctic Ocean. What is a lake ? A lake is a body of water wholly or very nearly surrounded by land. What is a gulf or bay ? It is a portion of water stretching up into the land. What is a strait ? It is a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
Page 25 - Virginia West Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Florida Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Louisiana...
Page 73 - ... posterior legs are longer than the anterior, and the animal when feeding sits upon its haunches, holding its food between its short fore-paws. The ears are very large and broad. The fur, which is very thick, soft, and of a greyish colour, reaches us through the South American markets. Chinchilla fur is greatly admired for winter clothing, and is made into muffs, mantles, boas, cloak linings, trimmings, and other articles for ladies
Page 2 - What is a peninsula ? A peninsula is a portion of land almost surrounded by water.
Page 5 - What is a river ? A river is a large stream of water flowing through the land.
Page 63 - Lawrence, with which river, and the great gulf into which it expands, are connected the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, together containing by far the greater portion of the population of the Dominion.
Page 5 - What is a sea, gulf, or bay ? It is a portion of water stretching up into the land. What is a strait ? It is a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. What is a channel ? It is a broad and deep strait. From the vast surface of the ocean water is thus rising into the air all the time, and appears in the form of clouds. When the clouds are very thick and heavy with moisture, the little particles run together and form drops, that fall to the earth in...