Colton's New Introductory Geography

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Sheldon & Company, 1880 - Geography - 85 pages
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Page 2 - This book is the best adapted to teaching the subject of Geography of any yet published. It is simple and comprehensive, and embraces just what the child should be taught, and nothing more. It also embraces the general principles of Physical Geography so far as they can be taught to advantage in Common Schools. For those desiring to pursue the study of Physical Geography, we have prepared Cotton's Physical Geography.
Page 56 - Jtogota, capital of the States, is a large city with a university. It is 9,000 feet above sea-level. VENEZUELA. BOUNDARIES. — West by Colombia ; north by the Caribbean Sea ; east by British Guiana ; south by Brazil. AREA, 403,000 square miles ; POPULATION, over 2 millions.
Page 24 - States, then, are bounded on the north by the British possessions, east by the Atlantic Ocean, south by the Gulf of Mexico and the States of Mexico, and west by the Pacific Ocean. The whole country is about as extensive -as all Europe, and contains about twenty millions of inhabitants.
Page 17 - ... you make of each in teaching? 9 What state is directly west of New England? What part of Europe is directly east of New England? 10 Name two books suitable for supplementary reading in this subject and state their points of excellence. VI i Draw a circle to represent a hemisphere. Indicate upon it the tropic of Cancer, the tropic of Capricorn, the Arctic circle, the Antarctic circle. Explain how the widths of the respective zones are obtained. What countries of North America are crossed by the...
Page 3 - New Introductory Geography. (103 pages.) In Two Parts. Part First, containing Preliminary Development Lessons, is designed to impart to the pupil the simple, elementary ideas necessary to a clear comprehension of the more formal and concise statements of the text. Part Second contains Recitation Lessons, elegantly illustrated with 18 entirely new Maps, drawn expressly for this book. This book contains the best and clearest Maps which have ever been issued in an introductory Geography, and is in every...
Page 7 - The northern tropic is called the Tropic of Cancer, and the southern tropic, the Tropic of Capricorn.
Page 24 - Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Gulf of Mexico on the south; (2) the Rocky Mountain and Plateau Province, and (3) the Pacific Province.
Page 9 - Zone, the North and South Temperate Zones, and the North and South Frigid Zones.
Page 76 - Africa, and is bordered on the north by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by Algeria, and on the south by Mauritania.
Page 6 - Ave travel around the sun once every year. The sun is like a great lamp in the sky. When we face the lamp, we see the light, and when we turn away from it, we are in darkness. " As the earth travels around the sun, it whirls like a huge top. When the side of the earth on which we live is turned toward the sun, we have day. But when the earth turns around so that the sun can not shine on us, we have night.

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