T KY Teikoku Daigaku Rika Daigaku Kiy Volume 5

T KY Teikoku Daigaku Rika Daigaku Kiy Volume 5

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Ueber den Bau und die Entstehung der japanischen Inseln, has proposed a primary division of all Japan into Northern and Southern, hy a remarkable, great, geotectonic line, a "fossa magna" which, as he says, traverses the whole breadth of the Main Island, from the Pacific Ocean to the Japan Sea. In spite of a controversy that has arisen between Dr. Naumann and Dr. Harada, as to the existence or non-existence of that geologic moat, it must nevertheless be admitted that that division is in every way a most satisfactory one. The South was the cradle of our civilization, while the North was, down to the middle ages, the home of the Ainos. The climate of the South is sunny and mild, being influenced by the warm, genial Kjuro-shiwo that washes the Pacific coast; while the North is chilly, for the polar current runs close by the shore. That geotectonic lino is also approximately the boundary of the vegetation of the north.subtropical zone, '1 or the zone of Pi mis Thunbergii, and Ternstroemiacea are rarely found to the north of that limit. Thus, from various sides, geologically, historically, and climatically, as well as phytogeographically, this line serves as the boundary for the great, natural division of the Empire. North Japan begins from the east side of the Hakone mountains, running straightforwards, in almost meridional direction, towards Hokkaido; and along its Pacific side is to be seen a. relic of a once gigantic Archaean realm, though disturbed in various ways. Between this pre-palteozoic baud and the backbone of the island, longitudinal and radial valleys have been scooped out, those of the Abukum t-gawa, Tone gawa, Naka-gawa, and, lastly, of the Kuji-gawa. The south end of the above-mentioned Archaean belt has been briefly...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236843916
  • 9781236843913