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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... 99.) India rubber and other gums, cabinet "and dye woods, Brazil nuts, cocoanuts, vanilla and cacao beans, and Peruvian ...Read MoreThis 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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... 99.) India rubber and other gums, cabinet "and dye woods, Brazil nuts, cocoanuts, vanilla and cacao beans, and Peruvian bark, sarsaparilla, and other medicines are among the useful products of these forests. In the southwestern part of the grand division also there are forests which are quite dense; and in them peculiar kinds of cedar, pine, oak, and laurel are abundant The plains of the Orinoco valley, called llanos, are treeless except for palms and mimosas which fringe the streams and crown the low hills. During the rainy season the region is covered with grasses, and affords fine pasturage, but in the dry season it is hardly more than a desert. The plains, or pampas, extending southwestward from the Parana valley are like the Great Plains of the United States, and have very few trees. Many sheep and cattle graze there, but part of the region is divided into large farms. kinds of richly i. I. colored but generally songless birds, and countless insects and reptiles. In the rivers are found the whale-like manatee and the alli-gator. The llama, alpaca, vicufia, and little chinchilla are found in the Andes and yield valuable wool. The llama is also used as a beast of burden. Among the mountains are found also deer, bears, the puma or panther, and the great condor. MAN Population and Countries. South America, as a whole, is more sparsely peopled than North America. It has less than one fifth the population it would have if the people of the world were evenly distributed over the land surface. The densest population is found near the coasts. The interior is very thinly peopled, chiefly by Indians. When Spaniards discovered the New W'orld there were probably more Indians in South America than in North America. Those of the lowland...Read Less
Fair. Fair Condition; brown cloth boards with brown titles; boards are discolored and stained; wear along edges of boards and spine; corners of boards and ends of spine are torn; endpapers are discolored; tear at bottom edge of preface; large section of page 73 is torn off, but present; Folio-over 12" to 15"; Additional shipping charges will be requested for International orders.
Fair. Brown cloth-covered boards. Rubbing, edgewear on exterior; spots of fading on front. Previous owner's name on ffep. Pages have yellowing on edges; light yellowing, foxing, smudges on inside of pages; otherwise clean. Binding has loosened a bit with age, but sound. Special section at end about Oregon. Size: Folio-over 12 in-15 in Tall. Year: 1907.
Good- No Jacket. SHELVED WITH VINTAGE BOOKS. Pea green cover, black print, the book is bumped and rubbed along the edges and corners, ther is a stain about four inches on the front of the book and one about two inches high on the back of the book, the stain has spread to the inside of the cover and slightly to the edges of the pages, there is writing on the FEP, and something else scratched out in black magic marker, the book is about geography for pupils of twelve to fourteen years of age in elementary schools, the central thought in the book is man and the earth as studied as his dwelling place, development of language, the continents, etc, oversize book.
Fair. Book. Folio-over 12-15" tall. Originally published in 1899, this classic of American geography, covers The Earth as a Whole (surface, erosion, climate, plants and animals and races of man. Maps are printed in color ans Parts of the Earth: North American, the US, South American, Eurasia, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, Colonies and Commercial Routes, Tables, Index and Vocabulary, Reference Maps. Illustrated with photos throughout, it speaks to the prevailing thoughts not only of geography, but of peoples and cultures as understood more than 100 years ago. Really a stunning piece of history. The spine is ragged and the corners are bumped. Kids have scribbled on the end papers, but the text block itself is remarkably unpenciled and only a few pages have tears. It is an eyopening excursion into the past and gives great insight into the generation that was educated with this tome.
Very Good. 158 + xxviii pages, illustrations throughout, color maps, tables, index and pronouncing vocabulary, reference maps, supplement of insular possessions, Cuba and Panama, tan cloth over boards with black title and illustration on front board. Upper corners lightly bumped, extremities have light wear, rear board lightly soiled, pages slightly age toned, otherwise fine and binding is tight. Brick and mortar bookshop since 1975!
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