The Gallery of Geography; A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World Volume 2

The Gallery of Geography; A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World Volume 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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...neat English church, besides a chapel for the use of the soldiers. A reading-room, club, and ball-room are among the other appointments of the place, with archery, picnio, croquet parties, and bear shooting in the adjoining Black Forest, for the amusements. The Lawrence Asylum, for the children of the European soldiers in India, founded in honour of the lamented Sir H. Lawrence, who fell at Lucknow, is built on a spur of the hill on which Murri stands, The territory of Nagpub, an extensive province of Central India, is almost wholly within the plateau of the Deccan, and generally level, except on the northern side, which is penetrated by spurs of the Vindhya Mountains. The upper course of the Mahanadi lies within its limits, but the chief part of the drainage is carried off by an affluent of the Godavari, and conducted by both channels to the Bay of Bengal. A considerable proportion of the surface on the south-east, covered with the densest jungle, the haunt of numerous tigers, is occupied by an aboriginal race, the Khonds, before mentioned, addicted to human sacrifice, as a propitiatory rite. The small adjoining district of Berar, on the western side, is watered by a tributary of the Tapti, flowing to the opposite sea-board. It raises a large amount of cotton, and has railway communication with Bombay, cither wholly completed or nearly so, for its transport to the coast. The Sagar and Nerbddda territory, on the north of Nagpur, extends partly along the upper course of the river Nerbudda, in the valley of which there are workable coal-fields, and belongs partly to the basin of the Ganges. Nagpur, ' Town of Serpents, ' 430 miles north-east of Bombay, is an unhealthy town of 115,000 inhabitants, with manufactures of hardwares, and various textile...show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495608
  • 9781236495600