Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia a Comprehensive Reference Work

Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia a Comprehensive Reference Work

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the Kingdom of Saxony, flows northwestward, and enters the North Sea between Hanover and Holstein. The Weser, with its tributary the Aller, and the Ems. are the principal rivers west of the Elbe. The Oder lies almost wholly within Prussian territory, and enters the Baltic by the Pommcrische Half. The Vistula or Weichsel flows in a northern direction through Eastern Prussia and throws off two large branches which enter the Frische Haff, while the main stream passes into the Gulf of Danzig. The other more imDortant rivers are the Passarge. the Pregel, and the Niemen or Memel. Prussia Lakes abound in almost every province, but more especially in those of East and West Prussia, Pomerania, and Brandenburg. The chief coast lagoons are the Pommerische Haff, Frische Haff, and Kurische Haff. The Climatic conditions of this extensive territory must necessarily be diversified. The average of a number of places situated between the highest and lowest latitudes gives a meaD annual temperature of 52 Fahr. The southwestern division of Prussia, consisting of the greater part of Westphalia, the Rhenish province, and HesseNassau, differs so much from the eastern division as, in many respects, to present a striking contrast to it. In particular, its surface as a whole is much more finely diversified. Its mountains stretch across the country in all directions, and from numerous valleys, one of which, that of the Rhine, in point of fertility and beauty is not surpassed by any other valley in Europe. Though the surface is thus diversified, the mou-tains nowhere reach any great elevation, the highest summit being the Wasserkuppe, on the borders of Bavaria, 3316 feet. By far the greater part of this portion of the Prussian monarchy belongs to the basin of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236637178
  • 9781236637178