Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia Volume 13

Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia Volume 13

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... University of Pennsylvania Amazon Expedition, under the leadership of Dr. Farabee, is now in the Alta Purus region about the boundaries of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. The expedition will be gone six months on this trip and will not be heard from until their return to Para. Dr. Farabee made a thorough exploration of the interior of the island of Marajo before he left for the headwaters of the Purus. Panoramic View of Yellowstone National Park.--A panoramic view of Yellowstone National Park, showing the characteristic features of the landscape, has just been issued by direction of Secretary Lane. This panorama shows in a striking manner the great central plateau and the mountain ranges that surround it. Nine colors were used in the printing, the meadows and valleys being in light green, the streams and lakes in light blue, the cliffs and ridges in combinations of colors, and the roads in light brown. The lettering is printed in light brown, which is easily read on close inspection, but which merges into the basic colors when the sheet is held at some distance. The view measures eighteen and one half by twenty-one inches, and is on the scale of three miles to the inch. It is based on accurate surveys and gives an excellent idea of the configuration of the surface as it would appear to a person moving over it in an aeroplane. It can be purchased from the Government for twenty-five cents. The First Half-Year of the Panama Canal.--From August i5, 1915, the date of the commercial opening of the Panama Canal, to February 14, 1915, 496 vessels passed through the canal carrying 2,367,244 tons of freight. Of the number of vessels carrying cargo, 206 were engaged in United States coastwise trade, 100 in trade between South America and Europe or the...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984609
  • 9781236984609