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A Historical Geography of the British Colonies

Nature volume 88, pages 440441 (01 February 1912) | Download Citation



TWO more volumes of Sir Charles Lucas's valuable “Historical Geography of the British Colonies” have appeared, in which Canada and Newfoundland are described. The Canadian volume deals with the geography, but the historical aspect is still largely to the fore. No general account of the whole region occurs, In which the principal characteristics of this portion of the North American continent is given, but we are introduced at once to the far north land and the story of its discovery and exploration. The extreme eastern portion, Nova Scotia, is next treated, and its character and development are traced step by step from its first settlement at the beginning of the seventeenth century until the present time, when its greatest activity centres in the city of Halifax.

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