The Countries of the World, being a Popular Description of the Various Continents, Islands, Rivers, Seas, and Peoples of the Globe

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    THIS is certainly an attractive book; the wealth of illustrations renders it so. While we recognise some of the illustrations as having done service elsewhere, many of tehm are new, well-executed, and afford a good idea of the scenery, products, and people of the regions they are meant to illustrate. This volume treats of the Arctic regions and North America, contains a great amount of miscellaneous information, and is written in a rambling easy-going style. It is essentially a popular work, but might have been made valuable even to the geographical student had some of the pictures been dispensed with and a number of regional maps substituted similar to those which are so important a feature in Reclus' “Géographic Universelle,” with which masterly and exhaustive work, however, it would be unfair to compare it. We have no doubt Dr. Brown's work will afford pleasure and prove instructive to many readers.

    The Countries of the World, being a Popular Description of the Various Continents, Islands, Rivers, Seas, and Peoples of the Globe.

    By Robert Brown, &c. Vol. I. (London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. No date.)

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    The Countries of the World, being a Popular Description of the Various Continents, Islands, Rivers, Seas, and Peoples of the Globe . Nature 16, 544 (1877). https://doi.org/10.1038/016544a0

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