Natural School Geography

Natural School Geography

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... 99.) India rubber and other gums, cabinet "and dye woods, Brazil nuts, cocoanuts, vanilla and cacao beans, and Peruvian bark, sarsaparilla, and other medicines are among the useful products of these forests. In the southwestern part of the grand division also there are forests which are quite dense; and in them peculiar kinds of cedar, pine, oak, and laurel are abundant The plains of the Orinoco valley, called llanos, are treeless except for palms and mimosas which fringe the streams and crown the low hills. During the rainy season the region is covered with grasses, and affords fine pasturage, but in the dry season it is hardly more than a desert. The plains, or pampas, extending southwestward from the Parana valley are like the Great Plains of the United States, and have very few trees. Many sheep and cattle graze there, but part of the region is divided into large farms. kinds of richly i. I. colored but generally songless birds, and countless insects and reptiles. In the rivers are found the whale-like manatee and the alli-gator. The llama, alpaca, vicufia, and little chinchilla are found in the Andes and yield valuable wool. The llama is also used as a beast of burden. Among the mountains are found also deer, bears, the puma or panther, and the great condor. MAN Population and Countries. South America, as a whole, is more sparsely peopled than North America. It has less than one fifth the population it would have if the people of the world were evenly distributed over the land surface. The densest population is found near the coasts. The interior is very thinly peopled, chiefly by Indians. When Spaniards discovered the New W'orld there were probably more Indians in South America than in North America. Those of the lowland...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884981
  • 9781236884985