Manual of modern geography, mathematical, physical, and political, Volume 2

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Page 4 - Outlines' — in many respects an epitome of the ' Elements' — are carefully prepared to meet the wants of beginners. The arrangement is the same as in the Author's larger works. Minute details are avoided, the broad outlines are graphically presented, the accentuation marked, and the most recent changes in political geography exhibited. Fourth Edition, Revised. THE INTERMEDIATE GEOGRAPHY. Intended as an Intermediate Book between the Author's ' Outlines of Geography
Page 8 - Reference to the Instructions recently issued by the Science and Art Department. 3oth Thousand, revised. Crown 8vo, 1s. 6d. Facts and Dates ; or, the Leading Events in Sacred and Profane History, and the Principal Facts in the various Physical Sciences. The Memory being aided throughout by a Simple and Natural Method. For Schools and Private Reference.
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Page 474 - I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission — the long sought for majestic Niger, glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward.
Page 474 - I hastened to the brink, and having drunk of the water, lifted up my fervent thanks in prayer to the Great Ruler of all things, for having thus far crowned my endeavours with success.
Page 4 - Atlas,' &c. &c. — There is no work of the kind in this or any other language, known to me, which comes so near my ideal of perfection in a school-book, on the important subject of which it treats. In arrangement, style, selection of matter, clearness, and thorough accuracy of statement, it is without a rival ; and knowing, as I do, the vast amount of labour and research you bestowed on its production. I trust it will be so appreciated as to insure, by an extensive sale, a well-merited reward. G....
Page 4 - A really delightful little volume." — The Examiner. "The author with whom Mr Copleston has here to deal exemplifies the advantage of the method which has been used in this series. . . . Mr Copleston has apprehended this main principle, as we take it to be, of his work : has worked it out with skill and care, and has given to the public a volume which fulfils its intention as perfectly as any of the series.
Page 4 - Of all the Manuals on Geography that have come under our nijtice, we place the one whose title is given above in the first rank. For fulness of information, for knowledge of method in arrangement, for the manner in which the details are handled, we know of no work that can, in these respects, compete with Mr Mackay's Manual.
Page 8 - We know, indeed, of no more complete philosophy of pure arithmetic than they contain ; they are well worthy of Sir John Leslie's favourite pupil. It is almost needless to add, that we consider the reasoning of these volumes both thorough and close, and the expression of that reasoning uniformly simple and clear."—Edinburgh Weekly Review.
Page 494 - ... simply because it contains no running water, and very little water in wells. It is by no means destitute of vegetation and inhabitants, for it is covered with grass and a great variety of creeping plants ; besides which there are large patches of bushes and even trees.

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