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Page vi - ... geographies home experiences are frequently used. We believe that our plan gives a fuller guarantee of fitness for advanced study than has heretofore been furnished. RELATIONSHIP TO MANKIND. — According to the definition of geography, — which treats of the relation between man and the earth, — a hill or a lake is worthy of mention only because it bears a relation to us, the men upon the earth ; considered by itself it is not a part of geography.
Page 22 - A guide takes his place in front of us. and often tells us to stop while he goes ahead to examine the way. It may be that the snow has bridged over and hidden a deep and narrow chasm, and if we were to step upon this snow bridge, we might break through and fall a hundred feet or more. Sometimes the guides lift us over a dangerous place; and when it is steep or slippery, they fasten all the members of the party together with ropes...
Page 22 - But if it is a clear day and there are no clouds clinging to the mountain sides below us, we may be able to look down into the beautiful green valleys only a few miles away. There the birds are singing, flowers are blossoming, and men working in the fields are complaining of the heat.