Course of Study in Geography, Detroit Public Schools, September, 1917

Course of Study in Geography, Detroit Public Schools, September, 1917

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... because so largely tropical. Nat. Adv., page 145; Dodge, pages 276-278; Tarr, pages 375, 376; Carpenter, pages 55, 78; Brigham, page 412. 6. Attractiveness of Australia and America. Reference: Brig, and McF., pages 369-371. Library References: Jenks, Tudor, Boy's Book of Explorations, pages 20-25. II. Why build the Cape to Cairo Railroad? 1. Great extent of country from which to draw prod ucts. See map. 2. Great extent of country for European settlement. 3. Shorter route to Europe for African products. 4. Benefit to England. References: Brig, and McF., page 375. Brigham, page 420. Library References: Hartnell, All About Railways, page 369. Marshall, Our Empire Story. World's Work, Jan., 1915, pages 327-344 (teach-er). Rocheleau, Transportation, page 227. III. Compare the Panama and Suez canals. 1. Ship canals. (a) Why built. (b) How maintained. (c) Notable examples: Suez, Sault, Panama. (d) Effect upon trade, occupations of men, commerce, travel, etc. 2. Suez and Panama isthmuses. (a) Location. Points of similarity. (a) Breadth. (b) Unification of gigantic continents. (c) Each lies in what is, or was until recently, a practically uninhabited country. 4. Points of contrast. (a) Suez, flat as a tableland. (b) Panama, covered with steep hills. (c) Suez, an arid waste. (d) Panama, very heavy rainfall in places. (e) Suez, a keen, dry, healthful air. (f) Panama, for centuries a deadly climate. References: Brig, and McF., pages 190, 191, 192, 378. Brigham, page 416. Library References: White, Little Journey to South Africa, page 242. Barnard, British Empire in Pictures, page 50. World Almanac. Hall, Panama and the Canal. IV. Why has Egypt been under the rule of so many nations? 1. Character of the boundaries. Desert and sea provided natural...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815750
  • 9781236815750