Around the World; An Illustrated Magazine of Tours, Travels and Explorations, Devoted to a Knowledge of the Earth and of Its Inhabitants Volume 1-2

Around the World; An Illustrated Magazine of Tours, Travels and Explorations, Devoted to a Knowledge of the Earth and of Its Inhabitants Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...zoological gardens. Hagenbeck's Hamburg depot is the great ' source of supply for the zoological gardens of the world, although both London and Amsterdam draw largely from their representatives in the British and Dutch possessions in India. The Speed Of Traveling In The FuTure.--The London (u'ograpkical Journal for February, 1894, contains an interesting abstract of an article recently published by E. de Keyser, in the Bulletin of the Antwerp Geographical Society, on the speed of travel that might possibly be attained in the near future. Reviewing the methods of travel in use so late as the end of the last century, when the fairly swift diligences made the traverse between Paris and Brussels in three or four days, and the modern performances of the locomotive and of the "ocean greyhounds"--M de Keyser's citation of the fastest journey across the Atlantic is the record of the Paris, in five days and fourteen hours, a record which has since been lowered by both the Lucania and the Campania--he shows that at the present time, by combining in the most advantageous way the fastest runnings on the different lines which together make a circuit of the globe, a complete tour, via New York and San Francisco, might be projected for less than sixty-seven days, and via the Canadian Pacific Railroad in about sixty days. As traveling on the land is more expeditious than by water, it is naturally assumed that with the completion of the great trans-Siberian railway, which is now being rapidly pushed forward, and which may see its completion to Vladivostok within a period of ten years, a still greater reduction in time, of perhaps fifteen or twenty days, can be theoretically assumed. The circling of the globe would then be a matter of some forty days....show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601025
  • 9781236601025