Human Geography - the World

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Read Books, 2006 - Social Science - 228 pages
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HUMAN. GEOGRAPHIES By JAMES FAIRGRIEVE, M.A CONTENTS THE EMIGRANT THE INDIANS OF THE PLAINS THE FUR TRADERS THE HIGHLANDS OF THE WEST COLUMBUS AND THE WEST INDIES THE LOWLANDS OF THE AMAZON AND THE HIGHLANDS OF THE ANDES THE ARGENTINE AND CATTLE THE PATAGONIAN INDIANS THE WAY TO THE INDIES TEA CLIPPERS TO INDIA THE WAY FROM INDIA TODAY THE PYGMIES OF THE FOREST THE NEGROES OF THE SUDAN AND THE ZULUS OF SOUTH AFRICA. THE GRASS LANDS THE AJJABSOF THE DESERT THE NILE AND EGYPT INDIA, WHERE TEA GROWS THE PEOPLES OF INDIA CHINA THE LAND WAY FROM CHINA STEPPES AND STEPPE DWELLERS THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING THE SWISS ON THE ALPS THE SAILORS OF THE NORTH THE BRITISH EMPIRE INTRODUCTION NOTE THIS book is intended for children of about the ages of 11 or 12.. It covers the whole world in broad outline and can be used independently of any other series of books, but perhaps most effectively as an introduction to the Human Geographies, Secondary Series. These latter books deal with the world on a regional basis and in considerable detail. The present book gives the framework into which all other subsequent studies can be fitted, This book follows the lines of the Human Geographies, Primary Series in as much as it lays emphasis everywhere, not on placenames and statistics, but on the interaction between man and his environment. It is full of pictures of human life, lived under many varying conditions. At the same time care has been taken that all essential geographical ideas are introduced and that practically all important places and areas are referred to as settings to the pictures. By this means geographical fas are seen not only in their proper relations, but in their proper perspective. An attempt has been made to introduce geographical ideas gradually and in such a way tHat a picture of the world as a whole is eventually built up. The authors have a wider aim than the mere teaching oi a certain number of geographical facts. They believe that only by a sympathetic understanding of the conditions under which other peoples live can the modern democracies realise their own position in the scale of things, and extend that tolerance towards other peoples which they expect other peoples to extend towards themselves. And this conception of the world as one big cooperative society canno be taught too early or too often.

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