Questions on Geikie's Elementary Physical Geography; For the Use of Schools

Questions on Geikie's Elementary Physical Geography; For the Use of Schools

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...of the great European plain. ' Where is this plain prolonged into Asia! What are the " black lands " of Russia'! What are the " steppes '''I What and where are the " tundras "'! 14. What is the North African desert! 15. Explain the mode of reasoning by which it can be shown that many sandy plains have once formed the bottom of the sea. 16. What are "table-lands " or " plateaux"! 17. Give examples of table-lands enclosed by mountains. 18. What is the general physical structure of Africa, and of the Spanish peninsula'! 19. What curious alteration has taken place in the ancient table-lands of Scandinavia and the Scottish Highlands'! Lnsson XXI.--THE COMPOSITION or THE EARTH. 2. VVhat is the usual character of the superficial covering of the earth's surface'! 3. What underlies the vegetable layer'! Mention some of its varieties. With what common character are these differences of aspect associated '! How do plant-roots and earthworms influence the soil '! 4. Besides the inorganic materials, what further important ingredient in soil is to be noticed '! Whence is this ingredient derived, and of what use is it in the soil'! 5. Mention the average thickness of soil. What is the next layer below the soil called, and what is its origin'! In what relation does the soil stand to the subsoil '! Show how it is that subsoil is gradually converted into soil '! 6, 7. What underlies the subsoil'! Why does the character of the soil vary in different districts'! 8. What is the origin of many of the rocks of the land'! Give some examples. 9. Where may rocks formed of water-worn materials more

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