An abstract of general geography (Google eBook)

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Page 18 - Africa is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea ; on the west, by the Atlantic Ocean ; on the east, by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean ; and on the south, by the Southern Ocean, a name which is' given to the southwardly belt of water in which the Atlantic and Indian Oceans mingle.
Page 78 - A carefully compiled history for the use of schools. The writer has consulted the more recent authorities : his opinions are liberal, and on the whole just and impartial...
Page 81 - ... attractive stories of Fairies and Giants. They have not attempted by annotation or abridgment to make their books look like treatises, but have been content to rely on the fascination of the stories themselves as the best means of overcoming the mechanical difficulty of reading.
Page 82 - CLASS-BOOKS. These Books are intended for the use of Schools where the general mental culture of the pupil, as well as his proficiency in the art of reading, is studiously and systematically aimed at. They form, collectively, a...
Page 85 - A compilation and text-book of a very superior kind. . . . Mr Spalding has brought to his survey not only a knowledge of our history and literature, but original reflection, a comprehensive mind, and an elevation of tone, which impart interest to his account, as well as soundness to his decision. The volume is the best introduction to the subject we have met with.
Page 84 - Edition. The object of this volume is to furnish a school grammar of the English tongue, sufficiently scientific in its principles and comprehensive in its details to meet the exigencies of the present improved methods of elementary teaching. An attempt is made to exhibit the various branches of the science, not only in their proper order, but in their due and relative proportions ; and the work will be found much more full than any other 111 a department which has of late justly attracted the particular...
Page 84 - M'Culloch's series, the important object of exercising the juvenile mind by means of lessons on useful and interesting subjects is steadily kept in view. Directions are given relative to the mode of teaching, as well as tables and lists calculated to assist in the process of instruction. On this point the Spectator newspaper, when...
Page 73 - ... and mark its latitude ; turn the globe on its axis, and observe what two points of the ecliptic pass under that latitude : seek those points of the ecliptic in the circle of signs on the horizon, and exactly against them, in the circle of months stand the days required.
Page 5 - Africa is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Ethiopian Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the east by the river Nile.
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