Stewart's Geographical Reading-Book. Standard 5,6

Stewart's Geographical Reading-Book. Standard 5,6

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...a view of the city can be obtained. Berlin is the great centre of intellectual development in the north of Germany. The University, which is the most celebrated in Germany, is attended by about 1800 students, and among its professors, past and present, are many of the most illustrious names in literature--as Neander, the celebrated church historian; Karl Eitter, the prince of geographers; Bopp, the renowned orientalist; Encke, the astronomer; Von Eaumer, the historian; Hegel, the metaphysician; Bekker, the indefatigable editor of Greek and Eoman classics; Bockh, the Greek philologist; Zumpt, the Latin grammarian; Strauss, the neologist. Berlin has numerous other educational and literary institutions. The Boyal Library contains over 60,000 volumes and 5000 Mss. Its botanic garden is one of the richest in Europe, and the collections in natural history, fine arts, and-antiquities are extensive and valuable. The manufactures of Berlin are more varied and important than in any other city of Germany. They comprise woollen, cotton, linen, and silk fabrics, ribbons, hosiery, porcelain, beautiful cast-iron articles called 'Berlin jewellery, ' types, mathematical and optical instruments, chemical and dye stuffs (especially Prussian blue), tobacco, wax, starch, paper, powder, soap, a vast variety of bijouterie and other miscellaneous articles of delicate workmanship. Great facilities for trade are afforded by the navigable river, the canals connecting it with the Oder and Vistula, and railways entering the city on all sides. The annual sales in its wool market amount to upwards of a quarter of a million sterling. Berlin was taken by the Prussians and Austrians in 1760; was occupied by Napoleon I. in 1806, after the battle of Jena; and until the complete...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588835
  • 9781236588838