Universal Geography, or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe, Vol. 1
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Excerpt from Universal Geography, or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe, Vol. 1: Accompanied With Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables; Containing the Theory, or Mathematical, Physical, and Political Principles, of Geography From these considerations it has appeared our duty to follow the general principles of the art of writing, and, by varying according to the nature of the. Subject, not only the tone but the order of our descriptions, we have endeavoured to contrive, for the delineation of each country, a particular scale suited to the relative size and importance of its objects. Where one presents the spectacle of a smiling cultivation, we give a careful detail of its different productions. Where it is uncultivated, we draw an outline of the character impressed on it by nature. At one time, in an imaginary tour, we give an easy enumeration of the towns of the interior. At another, in the character of tire-side navigators, unfettered by the dread of contrary winds or dangerous currents, we proceed from harbour to harbour, and from island to island. Does a particular nation act a leading part in the civilized world -we discuss its powers, its resources, its interests. Is it a savage horde that engages our notice -we take an interest in depicting its manners and mode of living. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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