Journal of School Geography, Bind 4

Hammett, 1900

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Side 249 - Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned Eternity in icy halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below.
Side 396 - ... triangle, square, cube, etc. " Considerable oral work. III. Observation of habits of animals. History of distribution of animal and plant life. Development of plant from seed to fruit; growing plants, if possible, in the room. Observe each stage of their development. Useful animal productions, especially parts used for food and clothing. Use of seeds to man. Forms of water. Direction and distance of winds. Judgment of distance. Knowledge of local food and animal products. Continuation of hygienic...
Side 394 - ... gates so well arranged and defended, that it would puzzle a modern army with a first-class siege-train to get through it if any effort whatever were made for its defense. One can form no adequate idea of the amount of labor or materials expended upon this great work unless he has seen and measured it. The simple problem of cutting the stone, making the brick, and transporting them to the wall, must have been a sore puzzle to those who had it in hand, and it is almost impossible to conceive the...
Side 195 - December and January. Going more into details, Guatemala lies entirely in the torrid zone. Stretched out between two oceans not far from each other, the climate would be uniformly hot and moist but for her varied mountains, especially the Cordilleras de...
Side 114 - ... gummy substance and the seeds, an implement made of a beef rib is used. The drying is done on open platforms made of split bamboo and palms, where the cacao is exposed to the sun during three or four days, and, in order that it may dry uniformly and well, laborers are employed to tread it out with bare feet. If not well dried, the bean is apt to ferment, and if excessively dried it shrinks and finally turns black. The driers are provided with covers for protection against rain.
Side 238 - The cotton belt covers 24° of longitude and 10° of latitude. Excluding from the count the greater part of Virginia, more than 100,000 square miles of western Texas, and the whole of Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Utah, California, Arizona, and New Mexico, in all of which cotton has been cultivated and where a larger demand might cause its culture to be extended, the cotton-growing region measures nearly 600,000 square miles, almost one-third of the total area of settlement, in 1890, of the United...
Side 339 - Of no educational value except as helping in History " Lessons." "No — not for small boys. It does not to my mind make " them think enough for themselves.
Side 134 - A similar story has now to be told of railway communication through this valley. There was no railroad in America prior to 1826. In that year a horse railway, four miles long, was built at Quincy, Mass., for the transportation of granite from the quarries. In the same year the legislature of the state of New York granted a charter to the Mohawk and Hudson River Railway Company to build a road from Albany on the Hudson to Schenectady on the Mohawk, a distance of eighteen miles.

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