Blackie's Descriptive Geographical Manuals

Blackie's Descriptive Geographical Manuals

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...no towns; the prince lives at Ccttinje. a village of 3000 people. Coasting vessels trade to Antivari and Dulcigno. SEEVIA Servia is bounded on the north by the lower course of the Save, and the Danube between Belgrade and Orsova. The Morava traverses the country. Prunes and wine are the special products. The capital is Belgrade, a fortified city on the Danube near the junction of the Save. The area is about one-third that of England. Extensive forests yield timber. Maize is grown for food, and wheat for export. The trade is chiefly with Austria, the exports being prunes (dried plums), pigs, wool, wheat, wine, hides, cattle and horses. Mines of silver-lead, iron, copper and coal are worked. ROUMANIA. Roumania lies between the Transylvanian Alps and the Danube. The alluvial soil is very fertile, but subject to summer droughts. Cattle constitute the riches of the country. Bucharest, the capital, is a city of fashion and pleasure--the Paris of south-eastern Europe. Roumania is almost as large as England. The agricultural products are wheat, maize, millet, barley, rye, beans and peas, grapes and other fruits. i Leaves and young twigs of a plant, used lor tanning. ADRIANOPLE TO CONSTANTINOPLE. Leaving the pleasant town of Philippopolis, we took the Ottoman railway to Constantinople. The journey of 200 kilometres (130 miles) takes two days, there being only one train a day, which stops for the night at Adrianople. It is a good way of seeing the country for those who are not hurried, and there is no hurry in the East. Two small mysterious cases were placed with great care in a special compartment of the train. Did they contain gold 1 No; but something even more valuable--essence of roses, from the Valley of Roses at Kerzanlik. The consignment was...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940334
  • 9781236940339