Brazil (1913)

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    THIS account of Brazil is the fifth revised edition of a handbook originally published in 1909, and distributed at the cost of the National Government. It discusses in detail the geography, history, natural productions, and economic resources of a country including an area of 8½ million kilometres and an estimated population of 24 millions. The book is well arranged, the information is based on the most recent official reports, and it is provided with good maps and illustrations. Brazil in its' geographical features presents the most varied characteristics—the great river basins of the Amazon-Tocantins and La Plata, a shapeless mass of highlands, and a narrow coastal region. In its highland region suited for an agricultural and pastoral life, its vast forests providing unlimited supplies of valuable timber, its coffee, sugar, tobacco, and other useful products, it remains one of the few areas suitable lor extensive development by settlers from Europe, a fact which has been fully grasped by the German Government, ever in search of new colonies and desirious of securing a footing on the continent of America.

    Brazil (1913).

    By J. C. Oakenfull. Fifth Edition. Pp. viii + 604. (Frome: Butler and Tanner 1914.) Price 7s. 6d. net.

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    Brazil (1913). Nature 95, 393–394 (1915) doi:10.1038/095393b0

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