The international geography

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D. Appleton, 1915 - Geography - 1088 pages
 

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Page 649 - Seas, extends from tropic to tropic, and from perhaps 120 degrees W. to 150 degrees E., a parallelogram of one hundred degrees by forty-seven, where degrees are the most spacious. Much of it lies vacant, much is closely sown with isles, and the isles are of two sorts. No distinction is so continually dwelt upon in South Sea talk as that between the "low" and the "high" islands, and there is none more broadly marked in nature.
Page ii - Let things be — not seem, I counsel rather, — do, and nowise dream ! Earth's young significance is all to learn : The dead Greek lore lies buried in the urn Where who seeks fire finds ashes.
Page 86 - Asia, by an almost endless succession of plains and mountains, arid deserts or icy plateaux, yet when he visits the interior of the country he sees so many familiar natural objects that he can hardly help fancying he is close to his home.
Page 635 - ... as it had in the more eastern part of the colony. The western end of the Territory is for nearly 300 miles generally low and swampy until a long distance from the coast is reached.
Page 94 - It has also received some of these pelagic forms back again to assume a fresh littoral existence. The terrestrial fauna has returned some forms to the shores, such as certain shore-birds, seals, and the polar bear ; and some of these, such as the whales and a small oceanic insect, Halobates, have returned thence to pelagic life.
Page 2 - ... geography as the exact and organized knowledge of the distribution of phenomena on the surface of the Earth, we see the force of Kant's classification, which subordinated mathematical to physical geography.
Page 635 - Territory is also mountainous, and as the mountains extend westward they rise and coalesce to form a great central chain, which attains its greatest altitudes in the Owen Stanley range, the highest point of which is Mount Victoria, 13,200 feet...
Page 822 - The inhabitants of the interior of the forest regions and in Patagonia consist mainly of aborigines, of many races differing in language more than in racial characteristics. The natives of the warmer regions are yellower than the brown inhabitants of the mountains, but all possess the same dark, lank hair and scantiness of beard.
Page 94 - The deep-sea fauna has probably been formed almost entirely from the littoral, not in the remotest antiquity, but only after food derived from the debris of the littoral and terrestrial faunas and floras became abundant. It is because all terrestrial and deep-sea animal forms have passed through a littoral phase of...
Page 635 - Papua, and 2,754 made up of many islands. With the exception of the low coral islands of Kiriwina, Nada, part of Murua, and a few others of small dimensions, the islands are mountainous and principally of schistose formation, the highest, Goodenough, 8,000 feet.

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