The Guyot Geographical Reader and Primer: A Series of Journeys Round the World

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American Book Company, 1898 - 282 páginas
 

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Página 208 - European species which infests many different plants, and it is spread throughout our country from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
Página 184 - You are more than the Earth, though you are such a dot: You can love and think, and the Earth cannot!
Página 184 - The wonderful air is over me, And the wonderful wind is shaking the tree; It walks on the water, and whirls the mills, And talks to itself on the tops of the hills.
Página 184 - You, friendly Earth ! how far do you go With the wheat fields that nod and the rivers that flow, With cities and gardens, and cliffs and isles, And people upon you for thousands of miles ? " Ah, you are so great, and I am so small, I...
Página 214 - WThich part is dry? Which is warmer, the Atlantic or Pacific coast? Name some cultivated plants in the north, the middle, 'and the south. XVIII. How many States in the Union ? How many Territo ries? In which part are most of the States? The Territories? Where is the District of Columbia? Alaska? How did Alaska become ours? XIX. What is the government of the United States ? What is the population ? What is a republic ? What is the highest officer ? By what body are the laws made ? Of what does Congress...
Página 211 - Congress consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The Senate is composed of two senators from each State.
Página 95 - Travelers who may be obliged to spend the night in the forests must build fires all about them to keep away the jaguars and other dangerous animals. They are afraid of the flame, and will not approach it. But for this, it would not be safe for any one to go to sleep in the forests. These broad plains, through which the Amazon and its tributaries flow, are called sifaas, which means forest plains.
Página 94 - Monkeys. description, some of which are not larger than a kitten, chase each other from tree to tree, swinging by their long tails from one branch to another. Great snakes, called boa-constrictors, some of them eight or ten yards in length, hang from the trees, watching for some animal to come within their reach, when they quickly wind themselves round him, and crush him. 5. Still another terrible creature, called the jaguar,, makes his home in the forests. The young ones look like kittens, and,...
Página 8 - Some time, when you are older, you will understand why this is so : now you can only remember it. Try to remember, also, that the line where the earth and sky seem to meet, is called the horizon. 5. That part of the horizon where you see the sun rise, is called east. Where it sets, is west. The sun at noon is in the south, and high in the sky. Now, if you stand with your right hand toward the east and your left toward the west, you will face the north, and the south will be behind you. If you remember...
Página 2 - When we look around us, we see that the earth l has two kinds of surface. One is firm and solid; and we call it ground, or land. We walk or ride over it; we build our houses upon it ; we see trees and grass growing out of it ; we sow seeds in it, and soon it is covered with young, growing plants. 5. There is another part, which is not solid, but is always moving and flowing, and being stirred by the Land and Sea wind. This is water. People do not often build houses to live in, upon the water ; but...

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