Advanced Geography Volume 1

Advanced Geography Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Rico, the Philippine Islands, and several small islands in the Pacific Ocean that serve as coaling stations for our navy and merchant vessels. (For their names see Fig. 495). In 1903 we acquired the Panama Canal Zone (p. 206). In 1917 the Virgin Islands were purchased _from Denmark. Relations between our outlying possessions and other parts of the world.--Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands will be described in connection with the West Indies, of which they form a part (pp. 200-204). The Canal Zone will be discussed in connection with Central America 205). Similarly, the Philippine Islands are closely related to the Orient and the East Indies, and should be studied in connection with those lands (p. 428). Alaska and Hawaii, however, are not so intimately connected with other important countries. They are therefore studied separately in the following sections. 1. Alaska The value of Alaskan trade to the United States.----Alaska has only recently been regarded as a valuable possession. Original When the United States paid gziesfifglsaiz Russia $7,200,000 for this vast of Alaska territory in 1867, its value was supposed to lie solely in its fisheries and furs; for it was believed that the climate would prevent other industries and would make travel and transportation of goods impossible. But as a result Alaska of the exploration of Alaska by greater numbers of people it was found that some of these difliculties did not exist, and that others could be overcome. The population of Alaska is only 55,000, or about a sixth of the population of Seattle; yet its area is equal to about half that of the United States east of the Mississippi River. An immense territory, therefore, looks to our western ports for its market, and a considerable more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864581
  • 9781236864581