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The Pupil's Class-book of Geography: Scotland; Asia, with special reference to India

Naturevolume 100page403 (1918) | Download Citation



IT is no easy matter to present g-eographical principles in a way that can readily be grasped by the average child of nine or ten years of age, but Mr. Lay has been fairly successful in his attempt, apart from a few lapses into the old-time memorising of place-names. The volumes are intended for study by the children themselves.: With this end in view, they contain numerous questions, all of which can be answered from the text and the maps, and simple exercises in map- and diagram-drawing. Each book contains many diagrams and black-and-white maps, most of which are excellent, so that it is complete in itself and does not entail the use of an atlas. In the two volumes named above the author has j been more successful in that dealing with Scot land. Asia is a more difficult task, and as half the volume is devoted to the Indian Empire the sense of proportion is lost a serious defect in all geographical study. Climate is treated simply in accordance with the general plan: in Scotland the I author has successfully evaded most pitfalls in I his simplification, but in the case of Asia the treat ment is less happy. The low price of the books is noteworthy.

The Pupil's Class-book of Geography: Scotland; Asia, with special reference to India.

Each by Ed. J. S. Lay. Pp. 96 and pp. 128. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1917.) Price 7d. and 8d. respectively.

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