The High School Manual of Geography

The High School Manual of Geography

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...They are filled with Alpine ranges, which extend through the Tyrol, and are prolonged by the Noric Alps north-eastwards into the neighbourhood of Vienna. The Ortler Spitze, on the border of the Tyrol, is 13,000 ft. high. The upper courses of the Inn, Salza, Mur, Drave and Save are bordered by lofty mountains. 546. The Danube (1700 m.) rises in the Black Forest in Baden, and, in its upper course, flows eastwards through Wurtemberg and the table-land of Bavaria, receiving on its right bank the Leek, Isar and Inn, and on its left the Altmuhl, which is joined by a canal to the Main. As the middle Danube, it runs through Upper and Lower Austria.and the great plain of Hungary. East of Vienna, the Little Carpathians approach it on the left bank, and the Noric Alps on the right, giving variety and beauty to the scenery. "Where the Bakony Forest range comes near the right bank, the Danube turns southwards through Hungary; but resumes its eastern direction when joined by the river Drave. Skirting Servia, it leaves Hungary at the Iron Gates, a gorge between the Carpathians and North Balkans. It receives on its left bank the Morava or March (from Moravia), the Waag, and the Theiss, with its affluents the Koros and Maros; on its right bank the Leitha (the boundary-river between Austria and Hungary), the Raab, the Drave (with its affluent the Mur), the Save, and the Morava (from Servia). As the lower Danube it runs between Roumania and Bulgaria, touches Russia, and enters the Black Sea by three principal mouths, B Called by the Romans, Hercynia Silva, the Hercynian Forest. Wald is a forest (compare weald and wold), Bbhmer Wald, the Bohemian Forest; Schwarz Wald, the Black Forest. Spitze, a peak. Austria is Oesterreioh, the eastern kingdom, as opposed to...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613643
  • 9781236613646