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Italy 362
Italy 362. The City Of Naples.—let Us Take A Glimpse At Naples, Tilt Largest City Of Italy. It Seems To Be As Full Of People . As New York. So Nar Row Are Some Of The Streets That Carts Can Not Pass Each Other. Everywhere There Are Crowds Of Dark ...

Japan 454
Japan 454. An Ancient People.—shunzo Ito's Country Is A Very Old Country. For Many Hundreds Of Years Japan Has Had Cities, Temples, Laws, Books, And Schools. Every Boy And Girl In Japan Is Expected To Know How To Read And Write And Tell About The History Of The Country Back ...

Labrador And The Coasts
Labrador And The Coasts Of Newfoundland 251. A Cold, Damp Land.—it Is Not Far From The Potato Fields And Dairy Farms Of Prince Edward Island To Newfoundland, Across The Gulf Of St. Lawrence. But This Short Distance Takes Us Into What May Almost Be Called Another World. (fig. 14.) It ...

Longitude And Zones 31
Latitude, Longitude And Zones 31. Telling Where Places Are.—how Do We Tell Someone Where A House Is Located In A City? First We Need A Starting Point Of Some Kind. In The City Of Washington This Starting Point Is Furnished By Two Streets Which Cross Each Other, One Going East ...

Lumber 91
Lumber 91. Land Fit Only For Forests.—the Country Near The Upper Great Lakes Is Not As Good For Farming As That Of The Southern And Western Part Of The North Central States. It Is Hilly; Parts Of It Are Very Rocky, And In Spots It Is Sandy And Swampy —very ...

Mining 117
Mining 117. The Prospector.—in The Plateau States A Traveler Often Sees A Lonely Miner Climbing Up Some Mountain Path. The Man Is A Prospector, One Who Hunts Through The Mountains Looking For The Precious Gold, Silver, Or Copper For Which Men Will .pay So Much Money. These Metals, Mixed With ...

North Pacific Coast 152
North Pacific Coast 152. The Mountain Region Of The Pacific Coast.—there Is Not So Much Plain Near The Pacific Coast As There Is Along The Atlantic Coast. In Many Places The Coast Ranges Rise Steeply From The Pacific Shore. On Fig. 14, Examine The Mountain System From The Southern End ...

Oases 568
Oases 568. Bounds And Appearance.—south Of The Mediterranean Region Is The Sahara, Or Great Desert, As The Arabs Call It. The Desert Of Arabia, East Of The Sahara, Is Just Another Part Of The Same Great Desert Region And Separated From It By A Narrow Sea. What Is The Northern ...

Ohio Valley 80
Ohio Valley 80. Location And Climate. —the Ohio Valley Region (fig. 21) Has Three Sides. What Regions Bound It? The Summer Is Much Like That Of The Neighboring Regions,—warm With Fre Quent Rains—a Good Cli Mate For Crops. The Winter Is A Mixture Of Corn Belt Winter And Cotton Belt ...

Oranges And Dried Fruit
Oranges And Dried Fruit 132. Orange Growing.—the Orange Box At The Store Has On It The Address Of The Man Who Sent It To Market. It Is Almost Sure To Have Been Sent From A Place In Florida Or In California (fig. 194), Because These Two States Have The Warm ...

Our New World 8
Our New World 8. Before We Had Railroads.—it Is Only Since Engines, Steamships, And Railroads'have Been Invented That So Many People In So Many Countries Have Been Able To Help Us Live Comfortably In Our Neighborhood. Rail Roads Are Quite New In The History Of The World, And They Bring ...

Over The Roof Of
Over The Roof Of The World 497. A Great Mountain Wall. — India Has The Greatest Mountain Wall In The World. Let Us Take A Journey Over It. From The City Of Benares On The Ganges, We Ride Northward In A Train All Day Across The Thickly Peopled Plain. We ...

Ozark And Ouachita Highlands
Ozark And Ouachita Highlands 305. A Region Of Few Railroads.— This Re Gion Is Quite Like Another And Smaller Southern Appalachia. If You Look At The Railroad Map Of The United States (fig. 494), You Will See That The Eastern Half Of The Country Seems To Be Almost Covered With ...

Part I The Prairie Corn
Part I.-the Prairie Corn And Small Grain Belt 52. The Work Of The Glaciers.—glaciers Once Covered Most Of The Land North Of The Ohio And Missouri Rivers With Great Moun Tains Of Ice (fig. 53), Which Changed The Surface And Made Some Of The Land Better Than It Was Before ...

Peanuts And Naval Stores
Vegetables, Peanuts And Naval Stores 179. Vegetables In The Winter Time.— Have You Ever Thought How It Is That When The Snow Covers The Ground In The Winter Time, In The Northern States, People Living In Those States See Lettuce, Fresh Beets, And Many Other Fresh Vegetables For Sale In ...

Petroleum 163
Petroleum 163. The Uses Of Petroleum.—every Week Several Big Steamships Called Tankers Sail Out Of The Gulf Of Mexico. They Are Full Of Oil, Which Is Bound For Philadelphia, New York, And Many Foreign Countries Such As England And France. When We See The Automobile Whizzing Past, Or The Airplane ...

Polar Seas Arctic Pastures
Arctic Pastures, Polar Seas, And Polar Ice Caps 355. The Arctic Tundra.—the Land North Of The Great Northern Forests Is A Treeless Plain Called The Tundra. (fig. 14.) It Has Less Snow Fall Each Year Than Has New York Or Michi Gan. The Air Is So Cold That It Does ...

Ranean Region Of Chile
Ranean Region Of Chile 860. A Good Rich Land.—this Region Lies Between 30° And 42° South. Where, On The Coast Of North America, Would Be A Region Equally Far From The Equator? Like California (sec. 182), This Part Of Chile Has Winter Rain And Summer Drought. So Have Spain And ...

Siberian Wheat Belt 627
Siberian Wheat Belt 627. Location And Bounds.—in Canada, A Wide Wheat Belt Lies To The South Of The Cen Tral Part Of The Great Northern Forest. In Siberia, Also, A Wheat Belt Lies South Of The Taiga. On Its Southern Edge, Where There Is Less Rain, And Greater Heat And ...

South Africa And The
South Africa And The African Islands Hunted The Many Wild Animals That He Tells About In His Book, "african Game Trails". The Country Is So High. And Cool That White Men Can Live There, And Some Are Now Settling In The Region. Most Of Them Are Ranchers, With Flocks Of ...

Southwestern Asia 475
Southwestern Asia 475. Its Ancient Glory. Asia, The Land South Of The Caspian Sea And West Of India, Has Few People In It Now. But In The Time Of Christ, Palestine, Syria, And Asia Minor Had Great Wealthy Cities. Hundreds Of Years Before That Time, The Big Cities Of Babylon ...

Southwestern Plateaus And Mountains
Southwestern Plateaus And Mountains 143. Character And Ap Pearance. — The South Western Plateaus Reach From Northwestern Colorado Southward Through New Mexico And Old Mexico To A Point About A Hundred Miles South Of The City Of Mexico. Nearly All Of The Surface Of This Plateau Is Higher Than Any ...

Spain And Portugal 375
Spain And Portugal 375. A Poor Gentleman.—in Spain The People Think That A Gentleman Should Not Work. If A Man Builds A Railroad, Runs A Factory, Grows Crops On His Land, Or Makes Automobiles, He Is Not Thought To Be A Gentleman, Because He Works. Everyone Wants To Be A ...

Studying The World By
Studying The World By 15. Wir; Of Studying Geography.—how Shall We Study About This World In Which All Peop'e Are Neighbors To One Another? One Way To Study It Is To Learn About One State After Another, And One Country After Another. This Is Not The Best Way To Study ...

Switzerland And Austria 353
Switzerland And Austria 353. Aland Of Mountains.—we Already Know Several Things About Life In Switzer Land, The Home Of Franz. It Is A Good Little Country All Hemmed In By Moun Tains. Much Of The Higher Part Is Always Covered With Snow. Below The Snow Are The Mountain Pas Tures ...

Tasmania And New Other
Tasmania And New Other Oregons 894. Good Rain And Fine Forests.—in Chile And In California, We Found, You Remember, That A Short Journey Toward The Pole From The Land Of Oranges Brought Us To A Land Where The West Winds Made Heavy Rains, At About Latitude 40° South In Chile, ...

The Allegheny Cumberland Plateau 290
-the Allegheny-cumberland Plateau 290. Bounds.—the Eastern Edge Of The Allegheny Plateau, Called The Allegheny Front, Extends For Hundreds Of Miles Through West Virginia, Maryland, And Pennsylvania. A Long Climb Is Necessary To Reach The Top Of This One-sided Mountain (sec. 272, Fig. 241), But The Climb Will Be Rewarded By ...

The Alps 493
-the Alps 493. Switzerland.—the Alps Mountain System Curves Like An Arch From The Medi Terranean, Near Nice, Around The North Of Italy, To The Adriatic Sea At Trieste. The Alps Also Reach Eastward Nearly To Vienna. The Central Alps Spread Out Into Several Ranges With Valleys Between, Making Room For ...

The Andean Countries 300
The Andean Countries. 300. An Ancient Civilization.—the Four Andean Countries Lying South Of The Equator Have Varied Surface And Climate. They Are Long Enough To Reach From The Panama Canal To Alaska, So There Is Room For Many Things. They Have Plateaus, High Moun Tains, Rich Mines, Deserts, And Low, ...

The Andean Regions 839
The Andean Regions 839. A Mountain World In Three Parts.— The Extreme Northern End Of South America Is Farther From The Extreme Southern End Than Panama Is From Greenland. At The Southern Tip Is A High Rocky Cape; At The Northern Tip The Mountains Reach The Sea; And Between Them ...

The Argentine Semi Arid Region
The Argentine Semi-arid Region 834. A South American New Mexico And Remember (sec. 102) That In The United States, To The West Of The Land Of Cotton, Corn, And Wheat, Are The Great Plains, A Land Of Little Rain, Few People, And Large Sheep And Cattle Ranches. South America Also ...

The Atlantic Plain Of
The Atlantic Plain Of France 452. An Agricultural Nation.—france Is Made Up Of Parts Of Six Of The Regions Of Eu Rope. What Are They? (fig.819.) The Most Im Portant Part Is The Great Low Plain That Slopes West And Northwest Toward The Sea. The Climate Is Good, Like That ...

The Balkan Countries 380
The Balkan Countries 380. Shut In By Mountains.—if You Tried To Go From Venice Into The Danube Valley, You Would Have A Hard Climb, Because The High Dinaric Alps Are Close To The East Coast Of The Adriatic Sea. The Part Of This Mountain System Which Con Tinues Southward Into ...

The Balkan Mountain Region
The Balkan Mountain Region 522. An Isolated Region.—the Region Of The Balkan Peninsula Is Very Different Indeed From The Central European Uplands. Travel Is Very Difficult There. So Many Rivers Have Cut Deep Valleys In The Central European Uplands That Boats Can Go To The Interior By Several Routes. (sec. ...

The Basin Of The
The Basin Of The St. Lawrence And The Great Lakes 319. A Long Trade Route Region.—it Is A Long Way From Duluth And Chicago Past Detroit, Montreal, And Quebec To The Lower End Of The Gulf Of St. Lawrence; But All Parts Of The Region Are Much Alike In Their ...

The Californian Mediterranean Region 874
The Californian-mediterranean Region 874. The Fifth California.—we Have Already Studied Four Regions That Have The Climate Of Southern And Central California, Which We Have Called Californian-mediterranean Cli Mate. Where Are They? (secs. 193, 547, 768, 860.) Such A Region Is Always To Be Found Wheat Is Planted. For The Same ...

The Chinese Region 667
The Chinese Region 667. Bounds And Character.—the Region Called The Chinese Region Takes In Nearly All The Provinces That Are Often Called China Proper. It Lies Between The Central Asian Plateau, The Manchurian Region, And The Sea. Look At The Map (fig. 474), And Describe Briefly The Physical Features Of ...

The Chinese Tea Growers
The Chinese Tea Growers 459. The Tea Trees. — Li Yu, With His Wife And Children, Lives In A Little Brick House In The Corner Of His Tea Garden, Near Hankow, China. Li's Tea Trees Are Five Feet High, Evenly Trimmed, And Planted In Straight Rows. In The Spring, When ...

The Coconut Grower Philippine
The Coconut Grower (philippine Islands) 244. Work In The Coconut Grove.— Thump-thump-thump, Thump! It Was The Sound Of Coconuts. Big And Heavy, Falling From The Palm Trees. All Night They Fell, As The Storm Wind Blew. Emilio Was Glad He Was Not Out There Under His Trees, For A Falling ...

The Cod Fisherman 12
The Cod Fisherman 12. The Fishing Shore And Fishing Banks. —on The Eastern Edge Of The Indian's Country Is The Sea, The Atlantic Ocean. Along Its Shore Live White Men. This Shore Country Is Labrador, And Out In The Sea Not Far Off Is A Big Island Called Newfoundland. It ...

The Columbia Basin And
The Columbia Basin And The Great Basin 128. Rich Volcanic Soil.— A Farmer In The State Of Washington Had A Thou Sand Acre Wheatfield On Which He Grew, In One Year, Forty-six Thousand Bushels Of Wheat. This Is A Very Large Yield Indeed. The Average Yield Of Wheat In The ...

The Continent 35
The Continent 35. Size.—we Live In North America. It Is A Large Continent. Only Two Conti Nents, Africa And Asia, Are Larger. Did You Ever Walk Three Miles? Five Miles? If You Walked Ten Miles A Day, It Would Take You About Ten Months To Walk Across The Continent Of ...

The Continent 785
The Continent 785. Location And Climates.—if Continents In The Same Latitude Have The Same Climate Belts, What African Belts Would You Expect To Find Repeated In South America South Of The Equator? North Of The Equator? If South America Reached As Far North As Africa, What Climate Belts Would It ...

The Continent Of Africa
The Continent Of Africa 409. The Dark Continent.—africa Is Not Like Any Continent We Have Yet Studied. Although In Shape It Is Somewhat Like North And South America, Being Narrow Est At The Southern End, Its Highest Mountains Are On The Eastern Instead Of The Western Side. (see Fig. 400.) ...

The Cotton Belt 32
The Cotton Belt 32. The Cotton Crop.—cotton Is One Of The Best Of All Crops. It Is Easy To Grow, It Is Easy To Keep Without Spoiling, It Is Easy To Send Long Distances By Train Or Ship. When Ripe It Is Not Eaten By Moth Or Bug Or Mouse. ...

Or Great Evergreen Forest
The Taiga, Or Great Evergreen Forest Of Siberia 622. The World's Largest Northern Forest Belt Of Asia—called The Taiga —stretches Eastward From The Urals, On And On And On, Like An Evergreen Sea, All The Way To The Sea Of Okhotsk And The Bering Sea. It Is Unbroken Save For ...

The Continents The Globe
The Globe, The Continents, The Oceans, The Hemispheres 24. The Earth Is Round.—the Ant On Top Of The Big Balloon Was Sure That The Balloon Was Flat, Much Flatter Than The Garden Where He Lived. But Men Could Easily See That It Was Round. The Earth Looks Flat To Us ...