The Rand-McNally Elementary Geography

The Rand-McNally Elementary 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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... shade, the higher is the land; a lighter shade means lower land. Ask your teacher to make a dot on the picture to show where you live. Is it very high, or very low, or medium high where you live? Is it near the ocean, or far from it? If you should travel from home to the seashore, would you be going downhill, or uphill and then down? Notice the parallels and meridians. They show you which way, in the picture, north, south, east, or west is. The meridians point to where the north pole is, at the top, and they are supposed to go on far beyond the bottom of the page to the south pole. As you may observe, the parallels cross the others. Which way is North Mexico. America the longer, west-east or northsouth? Which coast has the more bays, gulfs, sounds, peninsulas, and capes, the eastern or western? On what coast are there many large islands? Do the inhabitants of the northern portion wear thick or thin clothing? Why? Do yon think they have many vegetables, and fruits, and flowers? Why? Notice that nearly one-third of the surface in the western part consists of highland, covered with mountains and valleys. Observe how the highest part of this strip forms a narrow ridge, which winds from the northwestern portion throughout the whole length of the Grand Division, even through the narrow part at the south, into the Grand Division of South America, a small part of which is shown in the lower right hand corner of the page. Notice also that there is a strip of highland in the eastern part which is not so high as that in the west. It begins at the northeastern coast, and vanishes before reaching the southern coast. Now look for the great valley which lies between these two highlands. Where is it widest? Where is it narrowest? Where does it seem to...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959205
  • 9781236959201