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The Countries Of Eastern
The Countries Of Eastern Asia 501. Is The Big Peninsula Between The Bay Of Bengal And The South China Sea. This Big Region Is A Land Of Brown Men. The Eastern Part Be Longs To France; The Western Part Is Burma, Which, You Have Already Learned, Belongs To England; And ...

The Countries Of North
The Countries Of North Africa 427. The Southern Shores Of The Strait Of Gibraltar.—like Southern Spain And Southern Italy, North Africa, North Of The Atlas Mountains, Has Enough Rain In Winter For The Farmers To Grow Wheat And Barley In Some Sections. In Other Places, There Are Large Olive Orchards, ...

The Earth And Maps
The Earth And Maps 16. How Animals Find Their Way.— You Remember That In Summer The Eskimos Catch Wild Ducks. These Birds Make Their Nests And Hatch Their Young On The Ground Among The Many Flowers That Bloom In The Bright Sunshine Of The Short Summer. When The Weather Grows ...

The Earth As A
The Earth As A Planet. 1. A Huge Body Moving Through Space.— We Have Studied About The Various Parts Of The Earth's Surface As The Homes Of Men, But We Have Not Yet Studied About This Earth As A Whole. There Are Many Interesting Things About The Earth As One ...

The East Temperate Agricul
The East Temperate Agricul Tural Region 879. A Small Southeastern United States With Cyclonic Storm Weather.—you Will Re Member That The Eastern Sides Of Continents In The Latitude Of Australia Have A Region Of Moist Summers That Are Good For Corn. Such Regions Are Found In Southeastern United States, In ...

The Erie Canal Belt
The Erie Canal Belt 337. Where It Is.—with Your Finger, Trace On The Map The Location Of The Erie Canal Belt. (fig. 210.) What Great Bodies Of Water Are At Its Ends? Find Cities At Thewestern End. Find Cities At The Southeastern End. (fig. 204.) 338. The Kind Of Region ...

The Eskimo 1
The Eskimo 1. People Who Do Not Have Trade With Other Peoples.—suppose That Your Family Tried To Make By Hand Everything That You Have In Your Home, Or That You Eat, Or Wear, Or Play With, Or Use In The Garden. They Would Be Very Busy And Every Family Would ...

The European Corn Belt
The European Corn Belt And The Vienna Basin Sumer Rain In The ' Tenor Of A Continent.—we Found (sec. 73) That There Is Summer Rain In The Central Farming Region Of North America. This Area Is Almost In The Middle Of The North American Continent. We Find Summer Rainfall Also ...

The Florida Peninsula 18
The Florida Peninsula 18. How Florida Appears.—if You Should Ride Through Florida By Train Or Automobile, You Would See Many Lakes And Many Swamps, With Cypress Trees Standing In Them (fig. 22), And Big Oak Trees With Silvery Moss Hanging From The Branches. You Would Also See Miles Of Sandy ...

The Grasslands North Of
-the Grasslands North Of The Equator 815. The South American Sudan.—within What Degrees Of Latitude Does The Sudan Lie? (fig. 445.) The Northern Grasslands Of South America? (fig. 566, B3, B4.) Com Pare The Size Of The Two. What River Valley And What Uplands Comprise Most Of The North Tropic ...

The Great Northern Forest
The Great Northern Forest 348. A Vast Solitude.—to The North Of All The Regions We Have Studied Is The Vast Land Of The Gloomy Evergreen Forest; Of The Lonely Fur-hunter, And The Trading Post On The Green Clad River Bank. There Man Must Travel By Canoe On The Streams, Or ...

The Great Plain Of
The Great Plain Of Central And Eastern Europe 460. Appearance.—europe Is The Only Con Tinent That Has A Low, Level Plain Stretching Entirely Across It From West To East. One Can Cross This Plain By Train From Amsterdam To Berlin, Warsaw, And Moscow. The Rail Road Crosses The Volga River ...

The Great Plains And
The Great Plains And Lower Rio Grande Region 102. The Ranch And The Plain.—what Regions Bound The Great Plains? (fig. 91.) In This Vast Region One May Often See Only Wide Plains Without A House Or A Crop Or A Tree. Here And There A Wire Fence Runs In A ...

The Great Valley 273
-the Great Valley 273. A Great Valley Highway.—the Great Appalachian Valley Is A Very Long One, Fur Nishing A Continuous Open Road North And South Through The Eastern Highlands. It Is A King Of Natural Highways. One May Travel Over Its Entire Length, From The Hud Son Valley To The ...

The Green Northlands 406
The Green Northlands 406. Scattered Lands Of Green Grass, Flocks, And Fish.—what Islands Lie Between Scot Land, Norway, And Iceland? (fig. 319.) These Islands Together With Iceland, West Norway, And The Northern Part Of Scotland Are Cov Ered, Where There Is Any Soil, With Green Grass, Bushes, Or Trees. The ...

The High Mountains Of
The High Mountains Of Europe 492. Well-placed Mountains.—europe Is More Lucky Than North America In The Kinds Of High Mountains It Has. On The Physical Map Of Europe Notice That The High Mountain Wall Extending From West To East Is Broken By Wide Openings Into Four Sections. Find These Sections: ...

The Indians Of The
The Indians Of The Great North Woods 6. The Early Indians.—when White Men First Came To America, They Thought It Was A Country Called India, Of Which They Had Often Heard. Therefore They Called The People Whom They Found Here Indians. They Also Called Them Red Men, Because Their Skins ...

The Islands Of The
The Islands Of The Pacific 902. The Scattered Lands Of The Brown Men.—in The Great Stretches Of The Mid Pacific There Are Many Small Islands; How Many No One Knows. Their Original Settlers Are Supposed To Have Come From Asia, In Canoes, And They Spread Over All The Pacific From ...

The Italian Mountain People
The Italian Mountain People 358. Mountain Village Gardens.—toni Damiani Lives In A Stone House, In A Village Of Fifteen Stone Houses On The Mountainside, Beside A Fine Stone Road That Crosses The Mountains Between Florence And Venice In Italy. What Mountains Are Those? Toni's Father Has A Vegetable Garden And ...

The Japanese Rice Region
The Japanese Rice Region 644. Bounds And Character.—the Japanese Rice Region Includes Most Of The Japanese Islands And A Part Of The Korean Peninsula. In This Region The Summers Are Warm Enough, Moist Enough, And Long Enough For Rice To Grow Well. Most Of The People Both Of Japan And ...

The Kongo And Guinea
-the Kongo And Guinea Coast Forest 727. Location And Climate.—persons Sail Ing Along The West Coast Of Africa From Senegal To Angola Will See Three Thousand Miles Of Ocean Waves Breaking On The White, Sandy Beach That Lies Stretched At The Foot Of A Dark Green Forest. The Forest Extends ...

The Low Countries And
The Low Countries And The Lower Rhine Valley 440. The Region.—if You Sail Up The River Scheldt Toward Antwerp, Or Up One Of The Mouths Of The Rhine Toward Rotterdam, You Will Look Down On The Fields And Farms, For They Are Lower Than The River, And All Of The ...

The Low Plains And
The Low Plains And Uplands Of Mexico And Central America 361. Lands Without Winter.—let Us Now Travel From The Lands Of Ice And Snow To The Lands Where These Things Are Unknown. In Imagination We Can Do This In An Instant, But It Takes Many Days To Make The Actual ...

The Lower Colorado Region
The Lower Colorado Region 170. A Great Delta Oasis.—the Lower Valley Of The Colorado River Is Often Called The American Egypt. This So-called Ameri Can Egypt Is Naturally Desert, But A Great River Flowing From Other Regions Makes The Land Productive In Much The Same Way That The Nile River ...

The Manchurian Region 682
The Manchurian Region 682. A Region Like Parts Of North America. —how Wide Is The Manchurian Region? (fig. 469.) How Long? What Countries Own Ter Ritory In It? (fig. 471.) If We Could Move It Over To Eastern North America, In The Same Latitude, Where Would Its Bounds Be? In ...

The Manufactures 220
The Manufactures 220. Ports And Water Have Already Seen That The Fishing Vessels Helped The People Of New England To Sell Their Goods, And Brought Them Raw Materials For Their Factories. This Gave Manufacturing An Early Start. The Many Good Harbors On The Crooked Coast Also Helped Very Much In ...

The Mediterranean Region 540
The Mediterranean Region 540. Location And Surface.—the Mediter Ranean Region Lies In Three Continents. Name Them. Name The Regions That Touch It. Beginning At The Strait Of Gibraltar (fig. 445) Follow The Fringe Of Land, And Name All The Countries Or Parts Of Countries That Are Included. It Seems Strange ...

The New Countries Of
The New Countries Of Central Europe 388. Making New Nations.—when Jugo Slavia And Albania Were Made Free, There Were Also Three New Countries Made In The Middle Of Europe Between The Baltic Sea And The Black Sea. These Countries Are Poland, Czechoslovakia, And Hungary. Rumania Was Also Made Much Larger ...

The New England Canadian Mari
The New England-canadian Mari Time District 233. A Rugged Coast.—north Of Cape Cod The Seacoast Does Not Have The Long, Straight, Sandy Beaches That We Find Between Cape Cod And The Rio Grande. Instead, From Massachusetts To The Gulf Of St. Lawrence (figs. 210, 216) Most Of The Coast Is ...

The North Atlantic Coast
The North Atlantic Coast Plain 213. How This Land Was Made.—once Upon A Time, A Very Long While Ago As Men Count Time, But A Very Short While Ago When Time Is Reckoned By The Age Of The World, What Is Now The Eastern Coast Of North America Was Down ...

The Northeastern Highlands 314
The Northeastern Highlands 314. Character And Bounds.—one Part Of Our Eastern Upland Region Yet Remains— The Northeastern Highlands. It Lies North Of The Mohawk Val Ley And Northwest Of The New Eng 1 And -c Anadian Maritime District. How Many States And Provinces Help To Make It? What Fertile Valley ...

The Northern Countries Of
The Northern Countries Of North America 231. The Great Size Of Canada.—to The North Of The United States Lies The Domin Ion Of Canada. It Is More Than Three Thousand Miles From The Corner Of Canada On The Atlantic Ocean, Next To Maine, Across To The Other Corner On The ...

The Northern Piedmont
The Northern Piedmont Trace Its Boundaries On The Map. In Section 214, We Learned That The Eastern Boundary Is Marked By The Fall Line. Why Is This Boundary The Head Of Navi Gation On All The Streams Which Flow Across It? The Word Piedmont Means "at The Foot Of The ...

The Northern Wheat Region
The Northern Wheat Region 88. General View.—if We Should Take An Automobile Journey Late In July And Travel Northwestward Through South Ern Minnesota, We Should Notice That In The Course Of The Day's Journey There Are Fewer And Fewer Fields Of Tall, Tasseled Corn And Moreand Morefields Of Wheat. This ...

The Old Japan 647
-the Old Japan 647. An Independent Civilization.—japan Has A History Very Different From That Of The Other Asiatic Countries We Have Studied. We Have Read Of Roving Peoples, Of Conquests, Of Empires That Rose And Fell. Japan Is Different. She Is Protected By The Sea. No Foreigner Has Invaded Her ...

The Ouachita Ridges 311
The Ouachita Ridges 311. The Arkansas Valley.—south Of The Ozarks Is The Narrow Valley Of The Arkansas River. This Rich, Warm Lowland Can And Does Grow Cotton. It Is, Therefore, Really A Narrow Strip Of The Cotton Belt, Merely Because It Is Fifteen Hundred Feet Lower Than The Ozark Hills ...

The Pacific Salmon 137
The Pacific Salmon 137. The Sea Salmon Is A Fish That Lives Most Of Her Time In The Salt Sea, But She Always Lays Her Eggs In Icy-cold Fresh Water, In A Place Far From The Sea. In The Summer Time It Is Hard To Find Such A Place Out ...

The Plateau States Sheep
The Plateau States Sheep And Wool 107. Shearing The Sheep.—would You Wear Second-hand Clothes? Perhaps You Think You Would Not, But You Do. Everyone Who Wears Fur Clothing Or Wool Clothing Is Wearing The Old Clothes Of Some Animal. On A Warm Day In May The Sheep On A Wyoming ...

The Plateaus Of Asia
The Plateaus Of Asia Minor And Iran 598. Bounds And Climate.—on All Its Shores The Plateau Of Asia Minor Rises Abrupt Ly From The Sea. What Are The Seas? (fig. 469.) Its Continuation, The Plateau Of Iran, Also Rises Abruptly From Two Seas And Three Low Plains. What Are They? ...

The Rubber Gatherers 268
The Rubber Gatherers 268. A Journey To The Sail Twelve Days To The Southeastward New York, And Our Steamer Runs Into The Port Of Para, A City Near The Equator In Brazil, The Largest Country In South America. In The Town Of Para Everybody Is Talking About Rubber,—talking Just As ...

The Scandinavian Countries 343
The Scandinavian Countries 343. Closely Related Peoples.—three European Countries, Norway, Sweden, And Denmark, Are All Called By One Name, Scandinavia,—because Their People Are So Much Alike. The Scandinavians Are A Big, Tall, Strong, Fair-haired People. They Are Well-educated. The Three Languages Are So Much Alike That It Is Not At ...

The Ships And Shipbuilders
The Ships And Shipbuilders Of Europe 305. A Continent Of Many Countries.— Europe Is Not A Hot Land Like Most Of South America, But A Land Having Frost Like The United States. It Was From This Good Con Tinent Of Europe That The Many Kinds Of White People Came Who ...

The Silk Growers 449
The Silk Growers 449. A Tiny Farm. — Shunzo Ito Is A Farmer Who Lives Far Away Across The Pacific Ocean In Japan. You Could Walk Entirely Around His Farm In A Few Minutes, For He Has Only An Acre Of Ground. Ito's House Has A Framework Of Bamboo Poles, ...

The Six Needs Of
The Six Needs Of All Mankind 1. Something In Which All Races Are Alike. —people .differ From Each Other In Race, In Color, And In The Kinds Of Places In Which They Live. Yet All Mankind Is Alike In Having Six Needs. Every Man In The World Needs (1) Food, ...

The South Central States
The South Central States Cotton And Deltas 156. The Uses Of Cotton.—most Of The Boys And Girls In Your Class Are Wearing As A Part Of Their Clothing Something From The South Central States. It Is Cotton. Most Of The Clothing Worn By The People Of The United States, And ...

The Southern Andes 855
-the Southern Andes 855. A Very Long, Narrow Region.—look At Your Map Of North America And Locate A Western Coast Lying Between 30° And 55° From The Equator. In The Corresponding Part Of South America The Andes (fig. 566, F 3) Are Steep, High Mountains With No Plateaus, And The ...

The Southern Countries Of
The Southern Countries Of North America 262. The Sisal Growers Of Yucatan.— Enrique Is An Indian Boy. His Skin Is Dark, Almost Black. The Sun Would Burn Your Skin Several Shades Darker, Too, If You Lived In Yucatan With Enrique, Where The Sun Shines Most Of The Time. There Is ...