The Earth and Man: Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography, in Its Relation to the History of Mankind

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Gould and Lincoln, 1868 - Human geography - 334 pages
 

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Page 224 - As the plant is made for the animal, as the vegetable world is made for the animal world, America is made for the man of the Old World The man of the Old World sets out upon his way Leaving the highlands of Asia, he descends from station to station towards Europe. Each of his steps is marked by a new civilization superior to the preceding, by a greater power of development. Arrived at the Atlantic, he pauses on the shore of...
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Page 260 - Since man is made to acquire the full possession and mastery of his faculties by toil, and by the exercise of all his energies, no climate could so well minister to his progress in this work as the climate of the temperate continents.
Page 26 - ... reveal a plan which we are enabled to understand by the evolutions of history. 2. That the continents are made for human societies, as the body is made for the soul. 3. That each of the northern or historical continents is peculiarly adapted, by its nature, to perform a special part corresponding to the wants of humanity in one of the great phases of its history. Thus, nature and history, the earth and man, stand in the closest relations to each other, and form only one grand harmony.
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Page 262 - Invited to labor by everything around him, he soon finds, in the exercise of all his faculties, at once progress and well-being. Thus, if the tropical continents have the wealth of nature, the temperate continents are the most perfectly organized for the development of man. They are opposed to each other, as the body and the soul, as the inferior races and the superior races, as savage man and civilized man, as nature and history.
Page 144 - This depends chiefly on a property of the air of which we must say a word. A determinate volume of air, a cubic foot, for example, at a given temperature, has the property of receiving a certain quantity of vapor, of water in an invisible state, or, as we call it, humidity. When it contains all the humidity it is capable of receiving, it is said to be saturated. If you increase the temperature, it will be able to hold more; if, on the contrary, you...
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