The Encyclopędia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political ... (Google eBook)

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Lea and Blanchard, 1839 - Geography
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Contents

Tuscany
38
LombardoVenetiun Kingdom
39
K States of the King of Sardinia
41
Monaco
44
Malta
52
Natural Geography
56
Historical Geography
62
Political Geography
63
Productive Industry
64
Civil and Social State
65
Cniiit
74
Natural Geography
75
Historical Geography
83
Political Geography
84
Kingdom of Prussia
86
Smaller States
88
Productive Industry
89
Civil and Social State
93
Local Geography
95
Austrian Dominions
96
Prussian Dominions
103
Smaller States
108
Wirtemberg
110
Baiony
112
Hanover
114
Electoral Hesse
115
Hcio it
119
Natural Geography
121
Historical Geography
122
Productive Industry
123
Civil and Social State
124
Local Geography
125
Poland with Ducal Prussia
129
U Natural Geography 1 30
130
Political Geography
133
Productive Industry
134
Civil and Social State
135
Local Geography
136
Austrian Poland
138
Kingdom of Poland
140
Cracow
141
Russian Provinces
142
General View of Asia
216
Natural Geography
218
Historical Geography
225
Political Geography
227
Productive Industry
228
Local Geography
233
Natural Geography
236
Historical Geography
244
Political Geography
245
Civil and Social State
246
Iocnl Geography
249
Syria
258
Asia Minor
267
Provinces on the Euphrates
281
Arabia
285
Natural Geography
286
Historical Geography
289
Political Geography
290
Productive Industry
291
Civil and Social State 292
294
Persian Empire
298
Natural Geography
300
Historical Geography
301
Political Geography
302
Productive Industry
303
iKDiriXDlNT Prrsia Pace
311
General Outline mid Aspect
312
Historical Geography
315
Political Geography
316
Civil and Social State
317
Civil and Social Slate 306
319
HlHDOBTA
323
Natural Geography
328
Historical Geography
340
Countries on the Himmaleh
380
Ceylon
386
Further India
388
General Outline and Aspect
389
Historical Geography
390
Political Geography
391
Productive Industry
393
Civil and Social State
394
TIL Local Geography
397
China
401
General Outline and Aspect
402
Natural Geography
403
Historical Geography
409
Productive Industry
412
Local Geography
420
Tsnirr
426
IIT Historical and Political Geography
429
Productive Industry
430
Local Geography
432
TAtTAkV
434
Natural Geography
435
Historical Geography
436
Political Geography
437
Productive Industry
438
Civil and Social State
439
Local Geography
441
Mongolia
443
Turkistan
444
ROSSI A OH THR CASrIAH
447
General Outline and Aspect
448
Natural Geography 450
449
Civil and Social State
452
SiBRatA
457
Natural Geography 400
460
Historical Geography
468
Political Geography
470
Civil and Social State
473
Local Geography
475
Japah
481
Natural Geography
483
Historical Geography
485
Political Geography
486
Productive Industry 467
487
Civil and Social State
489
Local Geography
491
East Indian Archipblaoo
492
Natural Geography
494
Historical Geography
509
Political Geography
510
Productive Industry
511
Civil and Social State
514
Local Geography
518
BOOK MLAFRICA CHAP I
526
Natural Geography
527
Historical Geography
532
Political Geography
533
The African Languages
534
Egypt
535
Natural Geography
537
Historical Geography
546
Political Geography
547
Productive Industry
548
Civil and Social State
550
Local Geography
553
Vnstani or Middle Egypt
557
Said Thebaid or Upper Egypt
561
Nubia
572
Historical Geography
575
Civil and Social State
576
Abyssinia
581
Natural Geography
582
Historical Geography
585
Political Geography
586
Civil and Social State
587
Local Geography
589

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Page 372 - Proper may be concisely described as a table-land, in general open, and highly cultivated, varied with small conical and table-crowned hills and low ridges, watered by numerous rivers and small streams, and favoured with a rich productive soil, and a mild climate, alike conducive to the health of man, and the liberal supply of his wants and luxuries.
Page 288 - A line drawn from the head of the Persian Gulf to the head of the Arabian Gulf would seem the natural boundary of Arabia, were it not for the vast desert which stretches to...
Page 349 - ... religious instruction, and of the living study of classical antiquity. Thus, it was in riper years, and through the study of history, that I came back for the first time to the sacred books, which I read in a purely critical spirit, and with the purpose of studying their contents as the groundwork of one of the most remarkable phenomena in the history of the world.
Page 254 - We had not been prepared for the grandeur of the spectacle which the city alone exhibited. Instead of a wretched and ruined town, by some described as the desolated remnant of Jerusalem, we beheld, as it were, a flourishing and stately metropolis; presenting a magnificent assemblage of domes, towers, palaces, churches, and monasteries ; all of which, glittering in the sun's rays, shone with inconceivable splendour.
Page 400 - ... with, and these words not fairly divided and distinguished, as in Western writing, by breaks, and points, and capitals, but run together in one continuous line, a sentence or paragraph seeming to the eye but one long word; when, instead of clear characters on paper, we find only obscure scratches on dried palm leaves strung together and called a book...
Page 529 - It was not till the beginning of the seventeenth century, that the ruling family again became Hindu, in the person of Gadadhar Sinh, the thirty-second sovereign.
Page 307 - Norway rat, the great pest of our dwellings, originally came to us from Persia and the Southern regions of Asia. This fact is rendered evident from the testimony of Pallas and F. Cuvier. Pallas describes the migratory nature of rats, and states that in the autumn of 1729 they arrived at Astrachan in such incredible numbers, that nothing could be done to oppose them; they came from the western deserts, nor did the waves of the Volga arrest their progress. They only advanced to the vicinity of Paris...
Page 256 - Extraordinary appearances everywhere proclaim a land teeming with miracles: the burning sun, the towering eagle, the barren fig-tree; all the poetry, all the pictures of scripture, are here. Every name commemorates a mystery ; -every grot proclaims the future ; every hill re-echoes the accents...
Page 339 - The fecula is let off into a third vat, where it remains some time, and is then strained through cloth bags, and evaporated in shallow wooden boxes placed in the shade. Before it is perfectly dry it is cut in small pieces of an inch square ; and is then packed in barrels, or sowed up in sacks, for sale.

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