The New Monthly Magazine. Vol.I

The New Monthly Magazine. Vol.I

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...to the Valley of the Euphrates. The through railway in India is in active operation, and it may one day be prolonged to China. At all events, the navigation of the Irrawaddy has been opened, as well as that of the Yangtse Kiang, and an " Amoor Navigation Company" is in existence. Then, again, railway communication between California and New York is an established fact; so that there are no links in the chain wanting that would not be beneficial to the countries concerned. The government of the Dominion of Canada, it is further to be observed, is also, it is now stated on authority, about to construct a railway through British territory to the Pacific Ocean--an undertaking the importance of which we have long since advocated, and the advantages of which to future colonisation, to the intercourse of the world, to the prosperity of the countries concerned, to the strength of the Dominion, and to that of the British Empire, have been discussed at length in the pages of the New Monthly Magazine. The trade and traffic of the Amoor to the eastward would in such a case centre in British Columbia, rather than in California. ANGLO-INDIAN BOOTES. It is difficult to appreciate in a moment all that is held out to future travellers by the projected Egyptian railways. The line, said to be in course of construction, from Cairo to Khartum, will not only open all the Lower Nile to Philae and the cataracts, past the Pyramids, by the Thebaid, to the junction of the White and Blue Niles, but it will also embrace Meroe, probably the most ancient seat of civilisation on the Nile. It will then turn by the beautiful valley of the Blue Nile into Abyssinia, which it is to cross to Suwakim. Thence steamers will convey passengers direct to India, or to Suez, whence...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670264
  • 9781236670267