Camp's Higher Geography; Prepared to Accompany Mitchell's Series of Outline Maps and Designed for Grammar and High Schools, and for the Higher Classes of District Schools

Camp's Higher Geography; Prepared to Accompany Mitchell's Series of Outline Maps and Designed for Grammar and High Schools, and for the Higher Classes of District Schools

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...Fish abound on the coast. It is thinly inhabited by independent tribes of Indians, who are said to be excellent horsemen. ' Qcasrroxs. How many square miles and inhabit COSTTMES Oi' Tl'I: 'Cl'ITLIAFS The climate is equable and very salubrious. Numerous mountain streams, which flow into the Pacific, fertilize the soil, especially in the southern part, where it is productive; the northern part is barren. Fruits, grains, and vegetables, are abundantly raised, but the rearing of cattle is the most important branch of industry. Mines of gold, silver, and copper, are extensively worked. The Chilians are courteous, humane, and industrious. The general government is administered by a president elected for five years. He is assisted by a council of eight members. The legislature consists of two houses, the Senate and House of Deputies. The established religion is Roman Catholic. Other religions are tolerated. Chiloe and its adjacent islands, also those of Juan Fernandez, belong to Chili. Juan Fernandez is celebrated as the residence of Alexander Selkirk, a Scotch sailor. His adventure gave rise to the story of Robinson Crusoe. SAu'rIAoo, the capital, is beautifully situated. Valparaiso, its port, has a fine harbor. and an extensive trade with Europe, the United States and China. Quillola has remarkably rich mines of copper. Valdivia and Coquimbo possess good harbors. 11. PERU. Square miles, 400,000. Population, 2,300.0('0. Peru is an irregular country, traversed by two ranges of the Andes. On the coast the climate is very hot, and the soil arid. The table lands have a cool climate and fertile soil. The chief productions are cotton. maize, sugar, eofiee, and Peruvian bark. There are also rich mines of gold, silver, and mercury, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876040
  • 9781236876041