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Lehrbuch der Erdkunde für höhere Schulen

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THIS is an excellent reading-book for children, but as it is printed in the German language, it will not be found very useful this side of the Channel. Written in a very simple manner, and dealing only with fundamental ideas, the author describes clearly and concisely the main physical features of the earth—such as mountains, plains, continents, races, &c. Each of the different countries is generally described, and typical illustrations are inserted here and there. Several paragraphs are also devoted to brief general descriptions of the weather, climates, elementary astronomical phenomena, mapdrawing, &c. The author has succeeded in bringing together in a methodical and natural sequence a great amount of information which the children will read with delight. Names and numbers have been suppressed as far as possible in the text, these being added in tabular form at the end of each section, more for the use of the teachers than for the readers.

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