Methods and Aids in Geography: For the Use of Teachers and Normal Schools

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Lee and Shepard, 1888 - Geography - 518 pages

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Page 345 - Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Page 442 - Siberia In Siberia's wastes The Ice-wind's breath Woundeth like the toothed steel; Lost Siberia doth reveal Only blight and death. Blight and death alone. No Summer shines. Night is interblent with Day. In Siberia's wastes alway The blood blackens, the heart pines. In Siberia's wastes No tears are shed, For they freeze within the brain.
Page 389 - A Circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Page 443 - In Siberia's wastes No tears are shed, For they freeze within the brain. Nought is felt but dullest pain, Pain acute, yet dead ; Pain as in a dream, When years go by Funeral-paced, yet fugitive, When man lives, and doth not live, Doth not live — nor die.
Page 281 - ... now and then, in the bay of a recess, to admire the gigantic scenery. And ever, as we go, there is some new pinnacle or tower, some crag or peak, some distant view of the upper plateau, some strange shaped rock, or some deep, narrow side canon.
Page 287 - Dec. 15. — We have lost the last vestige of our midday twilight. We cannot see print, and hardly paper ; the fingers cannot be counted a foot from the eyes. Noonday and midnight are alike...
Page 280 - Depot, and you have it again. A thousand feet of this is up through granite crags; then steep slopes and perpendicular cliffs rise one above another to the summit. The gorge is black and narrow below, red and gray and flaring above, with crags and angular projections on the walls, which, cut in many places by side canyons, seem to be a vast wilderness of rocks.
Page 8 - The primary principle of education is the determination of the pupil to self-activity; the doing nothing for him which he is able to do for himself.
Page 255 - There are periods," said Niebuhr, "when something much better than happiness and security of life is attainable." We live in a new and exceptional age. America is another word for Opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of the Divine Providence in behalf of the human race...
Page 4 - How few, even of those considered men of education, are thoroughly versed even in the branches required by law in our common schools ! How much fewer who know them as a teacher should know them! for a teacher ought to know of every thing much more than the learner can be expected to acquire. The teacher must know things in a masterly way, curiously, nicely, and in their reasons.

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