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Historical Geography of the British Colonies

Nature volume 78, pages 4950 (21 May 1908) | Download Citation



ALTHOUGH the geocentric idea of the structure and movements of the universe was abandoned ages ago, mother earth must always remain as much the focus of interest to the dwellers on the globe as if it were still regarded as the point from which the heavens radiate and round which everything revolves. It is not surprising, therefore, that geography is assuming the position of the mother science, and tends to include, not only the physical features of the earth, but all the events which have taken place upon it..

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