Physical and Commercial Geography: A Study of Certain Controlling Conditions of Commerce

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Strana 336 - ... waters, the development of power, the control of floods, the reclamation of lands by irrigation and drainage, and all other uses of the waters or benefits to be derived from their control.
Strana 397 - Now it is not good for the Christian's health to hustle the Aryan brown, For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down; And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, And the epitaph drear: "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle Beat off in our last fight were we ? The greater need to seek the sea.
Strana 95 - In whatever direction a body moves on the surface of the earth, there is a force arising from the earth's rotation, which deflects it to the right, in the northern hemisphere, but to the left, in the southern.
Strana 21 - Inward and outward to northward and southward the beachlines linger and curl As a silver-wrought garment that clings to and follows the firm sweet limbs of a girl.
Strana 350 - The Republic of Panama further grants in like manner to the United States in perpetuity all islands within the limits of the zone above described and in addition thereto the group of small islands in the Bay of Panama, named Perico, Naos, Culebra and Flamenco.
Strana 312 - The official classification, which, speaking generally, applies in the territory east of the Mississippi River and north of the Ohio and Potomac Rivers...
Strana 154 - ... that which enables the agriculturist not only to modify the character of his flock, but to change it altogether. It is the magician's wand, by means of which he may summon into life whatever form and mould he pleases.
Strana 12 - Presently you see a liquid promontory, 12 or 15 feet high, followed by another, and another, and sometimes by a fourth. These watery mountains spread across the whole channel, and advance with a prodigious rapidity, rending and crushing everything in their way. Immense trees are instantly uprooted by it, and sometimes whole tracts of land are swept away.
Strana 288 - ' mohair,'' furnishes some of the finest of fabrics among ladies' goods and is used in various other manufactures; their habit of browsing enables the farmer in a wooded locality to use them to help in subjugating the forest; their flesh is exceedingly delicate and nutritious; the milk, though not so abundant as with the milch breed of goats, is richer than cow's milk; their tanned skins, though inferior in quality to the skins of the common goat, are used...
Strana 336 - ... shall take account of the present and prospective relation of rail lines to such waterways and shall ascertain so far as may be whether such waterways when improved will be effectively used in the face of railway competition ; and that the relations between railways and waterways be further examined with the...

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